- "Our Patients are the most important part of our business, and our habits reflect a commitment to enhancing their health and wellness.
- Our Commitment is to advance our practice, as a national leader in pharmacy services, by providing a measurably higher value experience for Our Patients
- Our Team is dedicated to the highest quality of care for Our Patients, delivered with warmth, friendliness, integrity, individual pride, and Team Spirit."
History of Hunter Pharmacy
Stephen and Annie Hunter began Hunter Pharmacy in 1981 operating as The Medicine Shoppe. Originally located on Apple Street (in the former Levin Warehouse). With business growth the owners decided to relocate to the Enany-Tiberio Medical Building in downtown Connellsville. After twenty-four years at that location, the business again re-located to 802 Vanderbilt Road with the new name, Hunter Pharmacy. Throughout this growth the mission of serving our customers with care and integrity remain at our core.
The Hunter Pharmacy Group Staff consists of 3 pharmacists, 5 certified pharmacy technicians, 1 registered nurse, 1 pharmacy intern, and 5 Delivery technicians. Our top of the line staff is always there for our patients, often going out of our way to ensure that customers get the best care possible. Our pharmacy treats every customer with respect and compassion, and individualized attention is always a guarantee.
RPH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY SERVICES
Stephen D. Hunter is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. In 1981 Stephen and his wife Ann opened their pharmacy The Medicine Shoppe of Connellsville, PA. Since 2001 he has worked as a certified compounding pharmacist, having received his certification in 2001 from The Professional Compounding Centers of America in Houston, Texas. He obtained a second compounding certification in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy in 2005. In October 2009 he obtained his immunization license from the state of Pennsylvania and the pharmacy currently serves the tri-county area as one of the few full immunization pharmacies in Pennsylvania. In 2011 Steve spent two weeks in Haiti as one of the 20 doctors, nurses, and pharmacists that comprised The Friends of the Children of Haiti Health Care Team that provided health care services to over 3,500 Haitian people, mostly children. In 2015 he became a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Business Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Steve is actively involved in the pharmacy's retail pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, immunization center, and is currently developing partnerships with other medical providers in collaborative agreements to provide comprehensive wellness and chronic care management practices to patients in the Greater Connellsville area.
BSN CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
After graduating from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Ann began her career as a RN working at Shadyside Hospital. Moving to Boston she started working at Quincy Visiting Nurse Association, here she discovered her passion for outpatient health and wellness. It was a natural transition for her to work in the community pharmacy she and her husband started in Connellsville, PA. Annie, as she is fondly known, has assumed multiple roles in the pharmacy's operation including wellness screenings, nutritional recommendations, immunizations and all aspects of business operations. Always leading with care for each customer's good health stop by and say “Hi” to Annie.
PHARMD DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES
Kinley (Sepkovic) Gannon graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with her doctorate of pharmacy degree. Prior to joining the Hunter Pharmacy team, Kinley worked in several pharmacies across Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Connellsville promoting health and wellness in the community. She specializes in immunization delivery, women's health, and medication therapy management. Kinley is enjoying getting to know the patients of Hunter Pharmacy and is happy to sit down and discuss any of your health-related questions!
Katherine Taylor graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2013. Prior to joining Hunter Pharmacy, she worked several years in retail pharmacy and then spent one year in the clinical setting counseling patients on the medications and working with physicians to make therapy changes which would benefit the patient. Katherine grew up in North Huntingdon, but spent several years in central Pennsylvania practicing pharmacy. Katherine is dedicated to helping the community and being an asset for patients who have questions or concerns about their medication.