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East County News Service

March 7, 2017 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “Ask the Pharmacist” from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 22. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available.

Speaker at the program will be Dr. Kenneth Schell, Pharm.D., Sharp HealthCare pharmacist manager. Schell has practiced in a wide variety of acute care hospital, managed care and regulatory compliance environments. He oversees operations and regulatory compliance for Sharp Central Pharmacy, Sharp Home Infusion Pharmacy, Sharp Specialty Pharmacy and Sharp Hospice Pharmacy Services. In 2016, he was involved in the opening of a new 6,700-square-foot pharmacy at the Heart and Vascular Center, a taxpayer-funded building at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.


Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, said, “Join us for a question-and-answer program about drugs and medications. Dr. Schell also will talk about the role of the pharmacist in the community, as well as medication safety.”


The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit