The Pharmacy Department is lead by the Corporate Director of Pharmacy Services with support from the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, the Director of Pharmacy Informatics, the Director of Pharmacy Operations, the Director of Outpatient Pharmacy and Business Development, and a Clinical Coordinator at each site. The Pharmacy staff is a tremendous resource consisting of over 35 full time and 15 pool pharmacists as well as approximately 60 technicians.
The Department actively participates in numerous administrative and medical committees including Medical Staff Executive Committee, Internal Review Board, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Subdivisions (Antimicrobial, Oncology, MedStar, ACO), Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Division of Infectious Disease, Physicians Role in Patient Safety, Clinical Quality Council, Pneumonia Management Team, Diabetes Team, Infection Prevention Team, Infection Control/Infectious Disease Collaborative, and Critical Care Committee.
The inpatient pharmacies are open 24 hours a day and the distribution system is highly automated with Pyxis and Talyst systems. Prescribing and administration are also technologically enhanced with Computerized Physician Order Entry and Electronic Medication Administration Records. The Pharmacy Practice Model is transitioning to a Decentralized Model with pharmacists stationed in the Emergency Department,
The two outpatient pharmacies (located off campus in