At Thayer County Health Services, our Pharmacy Department plays a key role in the treatment of our patients.
Our pharmacists are members of our patients’ health care team, working closely with patients, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to provide optimal drug therapy. They monitor every stage of medication therapy to improve all aspects of effectiveness. They also provide crucial quality checks to detect and prevent harmful drug interactions or reactions and potential mistakes.
The pharmacy has been a part of TCHS since 1999 and includes two pharmacy departments: the hospital and a closed-door retail pharmacy.
Currently, the pharmacy handles a multitude of services including:
• Evaluation and verification of medication profiles.
• Providing medications for the hospital with the help of automated dispensing machines called Pyxis.
• Providing medications for the Hebron clinic and satellite clinics in Deshler, Chester, Davenport, and Bruning.
• Providing unit dosed medications to the residents of the Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron.
Although it has a slightly misleading name, TCHS has owned and operated the closed-door “retail pharmacy,” in addition to the hospital pharmacy, since 2002. This means that we are not open to the public. Our retail pharmacy is only allowed to fill prescriptions for the long term care facilities and TCHS employees (and their dependents).
The two pharmacies are licensed separately by the State of Nebraska and must maintain separate spaces and inventories.
The pharmacy staff, dedicated to the mission of TCHS, works to provide services county-wide and throughout the surrounding communities.
Michael Logsdon, PharmD, BCGP, Director of Pharmacy joined the TCHS pharmacy staff in 2017. He lives in Hebron with his wife Tami and their four children Michaela, Porter, Jade, and Jasper. Michael studied pharmacy at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA and completed residencies at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS and Yale/New Haven VA in West Haven, CT. His focus during training was critical care, infectious diseases, and geriatrics. After residency, he and his family moved to Lincoln where Michael worked at Bryan Medical Center and Select Specialty Hospital. In his free time, Michael loves to be with his family and enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, boating, and hunting.
Holly Mussman, PharmD, Pharmacist joined the TCHS pharmacy staff in 2018. She lives in Geneva with fiancée Marty and daughters Phoebe (2) and Darbi (1). She attended Wayne State College for undergraduate studies and completed pharmacy school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 2013. She worked as a staff pharmacist at Weaver Pharmacy in Geneva for 5 years prior to joining the TCHS team.
Marissa Wagenblast, CPhT, joined the TCHS pharmacy staff in 2014. She lives in Deshler with her husband Wade.