When Dot & Bill Quackenbush purchased an established pharmacy on Main Street, Greenville in 1948, little did they know that they were beginning one of the largest home health care networks in the region.
Raising ten children in the business was bound to produce at least one pharmacist, and indeed it did. The elder Quackenbushes passed their business on to pharmacist sons Mark & Bill in 1979, after moving to a larger, more modern facility in Greenville’s Country Square. Dot & Bill had instilled in the second generation their good business sense and a real desire to be patient-centered, offering good service and fair value.
It was soon obvious to Mark & Bill that if they were going to be responsive to the needs of their community, they needed to change with the times. Rural pharmacy deserved pharmacy computerization, high-tech inventory management, and the capability to care for the increasing number of sick and elderly at home. Thus Northeast Homecare was added to the health care family-providing oxygen therapy, home medical equipment, orthotics, and, most importantly, a caring staff.
In 1985, the Wakefield family of Windham sold its pharmacy to the Quackenbushes, offering another area in which to share their love of pharmacy and again, broadening the network.
The most recent Quackenbush venture, Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy is more than just bringing an established pharmacy into the Catskill area. This effort is about supporting one of the finest healthcare associations in the region. It is about supporting a team of physicians who have made a serious commitment to providing modern medical care to Greene County. It s about being a part of a belief that the people of Greene County deserve – to have emergency medical care available in Greene County.
So that’s the Quackenbush story to date. We are very grateful for all of the opportunities you, the people of Greene County have given us. We love caring for your health needs, and look forward to doing that for a long time . . …. our family helping your family.