Rick & Cindy Lobeda, Midwest LTC Pharmacy Owners

Welcome To Midwest LTC Pharmacy

Midwest LTC Pharmacy is a family owned and operated company in Grand Island, Nebraska. The long-term care pharmacy was started by Ben Wassinger in the fall of 2001, and was then called Ben’s LTC Pharmacy. Ben sold the pharmacy to Rick & Cindy Lobeda in December of 2007 who now run the business with the support of their family & staff. Midwest LTC Pharmacy services approximately 38 facilities in the area, and staffs six pharmacists, six pharmacy technicians, a billing representative, accounts receivable and payable representative, a marketing and public relations manager, and five delivery personnel. Our staff is the friendliest and most courteous in the business and is always willing to assist you with any questions or concerns.

Our Mission

Midwest LTC Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical services to Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Mental Health Communities. We strive to provide unsurpassed service by partnering with our customers in creating a unique care plan that best fits their specific needs. Midwest LTC continues to evolve technologically and logistically in order to deliver first-rate pharmacy solutions.

Meet Our Team

Pharmacists

Cindy
CindyOwner & Pharmacist
Cindy attended the University of Nebraska Kearney and then went on to pharmacy school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center graduating in 2000. She has been with Midwest LTC Pharmacy since January of 2003. She and her husband, Rick, have six children and reside just outside of Grand Island.
Sarah
SarahPharmacist
Sarah attended Wayne State College in the RHOP program and then went on to pharmacy school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center graduating in 2002. She started with Midwest LTC Pharmacy in June of 2005. Sarah resides in Grand Island.
Wendy
WendyPharmacist
Wendy attended Kearney State College and then went on to pharmacy school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center graduating in 1992. She has been with Midwest LTC Pharmacy since January of 2007. She and her husband, Buck, have three children and reside in Grand Island.
Cody
CodyPharmacist
Cody attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and then went on to pharmacy school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center graduating in 2015. Cody started with Midwest LTC Pharmacy in December of 2007. He and his wife, Ashley, reside in Grand Island.
Shayla
ShaylaPharmacist
Shayla graduated from University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition science. She then went onto University of Nebraska Medical Center where she graduated in 2016. She started at Midwest LTC Pharmacy in July of 2017. Shayla and her husband, Justin, reside in Grand Island.

Pharmacy Technicians

Libby
LibbyPharmacy Tech
Libby packages prescriptions and does data entry. She started with Ben’s Pharmacy in January of 2004 and left to work at Children’s Hospital in Omaha in April of 2007. Libby returned to Midwest LTC Pharmacy in January of 2010.
Karrie
KarriePharmacy Tech
Karrie fills orders. She has been with Midwest LTC Pharmacy since October of 2005. Karrie and her husband, Eric, have two daughters.
Lisa
LisaPharmacy Tech
Lisa runs our “Tigger” machine, which is our strip packaging system. She started with Midwest LTC Pharmacy in 2008. Lisa resides in Grand Island.
Ashley
AshleyPharmacy Tech
Ashley packages prescriptions, does data entry, and is our inventory manager. She started with Midwest LTC Pharmacy in October of 2012. Ashley and her husband, Cody, reside in Grand Island.
Chelsea
ChelseaPharmacy Tech
Chelsea packages prescriptions and does data entry. She started with Midwest LTC Pharmacy in September, 2017. She resides in Doniphan with her son, Maverick.
Marilyn a.k.a. Pinky
Marilyn a.k.a. PinkyPharmacy Tech & Receptionist
Pinky has a variety of job duties here at the pharmacy, including answering phone calls, preparing the meds for pick-up or delivery, and she receives and processes the orders daily. Pinky has been with Midwest LTC Pharmacy since November of 2008. She and her husband, Mike, have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. She and her husband reside near Wood River.
John
John Pharmacy Tech
John is originally from San Bernardino, California, but now resides in Grand Island. He has been a pharmacy tech for 5 years prior to joining Midwest LTC in 2018. He helps us run the front counter, answer telephones, and manage inventory.

Office Staff

Tiffany
TiffanyBilling Manager
Tiffany started with Midwest LTC Pharmacy in August of 2012. Tiffany is married, has two sons, and resides in Grand Island.
Jerry
JerryAccounting
Jerry’s duties include Accounts Receivable, reconciling, and maintenance of delivery vehicles and med carts. Jerry started at Midwest LTC Pharmacy in December of 2007. He resides in Dannebrog.
Sam
SamMarketing
Sam attended Kearney State College, graduating in 1990 with a bachelors degree in public relations and business. Following 20 years of sales in the pharmaceutical industry, he joined Midwest LTC Pharmacy in October of 2017. Sam and his wife, Lisa, have two children and reside in Grand Island.

Delivery

Jim K.
Jim K.Delivery
Jim started with Midwest LTC Pharmacy in June of 2007. Jim and his wife, Aline, have been married for 45 years and reside in Grand Island. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Jim C.
Jim C.Delivery
Jim C. started with Midwest LTC Pharmacy in March of 2015. Jim and his wife, Jeanne, live in Grand Island. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Pam
PamDelivery
Pam has been with Midwest LTC Pharmacy since August 2015. Pam is widowed and has 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren and resides in Grand Island, NE.
Jim H.
Jim H.Delivery
Jim started with Midwest LTC Pharmacy in October, 2017. He resides in Grand Island with his wife Debbie. They have been married for 34 years and have two sons.
Alan
AlanDelivery
Alan has been with Midwest LTC Pharmacy since June of 2013. He and his wife, Betty, reside in Grand Island and have one son, Nathan.
Dale
DaleDelivery
Dale joined Midwest LTC in November, 2017. Dale and his wife Bobbie are retired teachers now living in Grand Island. They have two married sons along with 5 grand children.