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Pharmacy

24/7 Inpatient Pharmacy at Antelope Valley Hospital

When you need prescriptions while staying as an inpatient at Antelope Valley Hospital or the Women & Infant Pavilion, our skilled pharmacist can meet your needs. They have the drug information expertise and can compound patient-specific drug mixtures for each patient that needs them. Our pharmacists include several specialists, such as those who are familiar with emergency medicine, critical care, neonatal/pediatrics, infectious disease, pain management, and informatics.

Pharmacists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team as the medication therapy experts. They participate in code strokes, code blues, intubations, trauma activations, critical care rounds, NICU rounds, and pediatric rounds. They ensure safe, effective use of medications and monitor adverse medication events and report medication errors in the event they take place. Our pharmacy also offers medication history service, where Pharmacists obtain best possible medication history for high-risk patients.

Learn More About Our Pharmacists

Over 94% of our pharmacists have Pharm.D. degrees, and many also have obtained board certifications or participate in certificate programs for pharmacotherapy, critical care, infectious disease, and leadership. Some hold professorial positions or volunteer adjunct faculty positions at pharmacy schools, including the University of the Pacific, the University of Southern California, Western University, and Loma Linda University. Several have collaborated on published research abstracts and continuing pharmacy education.

Our pharmacy staff includes:

  • Pharmacists
  • Specialized pharmacy technicians
  • Pharmacy residents
  • Pharmacy students (interns)

If you are interested in learning more about the hospital’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, please click here.