Pharmacy Services

The Pharmacy Department provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to patients at the Medical Center. The pharmacy is an integral part of the hospital's clinical services. The Inpatient Pharmacy is located on the lower level, and the Outpatient Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the Outpatient Care Center.

The Outpatient Pharmacy is open from:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Walk-In Patients)
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Extended Hours for Hospital and Emergency Department Discharge only)

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Inpatient Pharmacy is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Patients treated include:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Geriatrics
  • Neonates
  • Pediatrics
  • Patients in the outlying medical clinics

Pharmacy Department services include:

  • Complete IV-admixture service for the entire Medical Center, including total parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy preparation
  • Compounding services
  • Comprehensive medication dispensing functions, including unit dose and outpatient prescriptions
  • Formulary management
  • Pharmacoeconomic studies
  • Review of medication profiles and interventions aimed at optimizing therapy

Clinical services include:

  • Adverse drug reactions monitoring and prevention program
  • Anticoagulation clinic and inpatient anticoagulation service
  • Drug therapy monitoring
  • Drug information services
  • Food-drug interaction monitoring
  • Hyperlipidemia clinic
  • Medication use evaluations
  • Medication variance monitoring and prevention program
  • Monitoring of prescribing practices
  • Monitoring of drug interactions
  • Oncology clinic support and management of chemotherapy side effects
  • Participation in the pain management consultation service
  • Patient education
  • Participation in the HIV Clinic at the Department of Public Health
  • Pharmacokinetic consultation service
  • Total parenteral nutrition consultation and monitoring program
  • Participation in Hepatitis C Clinic
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Program - monitoring optimal treatment of Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care Pharmacist Specialist
  • Emergency Department Specialist

The Pharmacy Department also hosts a residency program that has been in place since 1981, and is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Each year, four residents are selected to complete a variety of inpatient, ambulatory and administrative rotations, as part of their training to become tomorrow's pharmacy leaders. Click here for more information.

Other Services

Automation is used to facilitate the technical dispensing tasks so that pharmacists can spend an increased amount of time in patient care activities. A dispensing robotic system that uses barcode technology is used to process outpatient prescriptions. Automatic dispensing cabinets are used on the inpatient units to decrease wait times and increase the availability of medications when they are needed.

  • The Outpatient Pharmacy provides patient-specific medication counseling, taking into account the patient's ability to understand the education provided. Every effort is made to accommodate special needs such as language and disability barriers.
  • The Pharmacy Department provides compounding services that address the special needs of various groups of patients (e.g., preparations for NICU patients)
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