The Department of Pharmacy Services is committed to providing every customer with quality healthcare and excellent service.
Our pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare team and are responsible for ensuring appropriate drug use throughout the institution.
This philosophy is carried out on a daily basis through a strong commitment to:
- Hiring and retaining highly qualified professionals
- A focus on education and training
- Extensive investments in time saving technology
- A practice setting which places the clinical pharmacist on the patient care units
Clinical and distribution services are provided 24 hours a day by a highly motivated team of 14 clinical pharmacists and 16 licensed and certified technicians. Distribution services are in the process of being extensively decentralized through the use of McKesson's Automated Healthcare Robot and Pyxis Medstations. The Robot is utilized to fill both cassettes and first doses from anywhere in the institution. Clinical pharmacists practicing on the patient care units have computer access throughout the institution and extensive intranet and internet resources available at every terminal.