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Broadband Ensures Health and Safety

Reliable and quality broadband from WCCTA is important to Jenna Sturm, PhamD, a pharmacist at Community Pharmacy in Gowrie, Iowa. “We all are connected as a unit at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. We have four Community Pharmacy locations and broadband allows us to pull all of that data into one system which is great.”

“Broadband from WCCTA ensures health and safety for our patients on a daily basis.” states Jenna Sturm, PharmD, Community Pharmacy, Gowrie.

Sturm uses broadband as part of every aspect of her job. “With technology we can receive a prescription from a doctor while the patient is still at the doctor’s office. We can process the prescription, ensure patient safety all through the use of broadband and have the medication ready for them before they even enter our pharmacy.”

Broadband access connects the pharmacy to a number of databases and resources and allows them to receive and fill prescriptions from doctors next door at the clinic as well as across the United States. They can efficiently verify prescription accuracy and determine drug interactions to ensure patient safety. “We use broadband literally all day long every single day.” adds Sturm.

Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association provides Landline Telephone, Digital TV and Internet service to 16 rural communities on a Fiber driven network just outside the Fort Dodge, Iowa area: Pilot Mound, Boxholm, Lanyon, Paton, Churdan, Farnhamville, Gowrie, Somers, Moorland, Knierim, Barnum, Clare, Thor, Badger, Vincent, and Duncombe. WCCTA is Gigabit Certified and designated a Smart Rural Community by NTCA: the Rural Broadband Association. #ruralbroadband #smartruralcommunity #buildbroadbandwithus #ntca #gogowrie #gigcertified #pharmacy #ruralhealthcare

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