The Pharmacy Department at Meriter Hospital is committed to providing quality pharmaceutical care to patients, and acting collaboratively with physicians, nurses and other health professionals to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
More than 30 pharmacists and 20 technicians work in the Pharmacy Department. Our staff is involved in all aspects of drug therapy - drug selection, dosing, route of administration and duration of treatment - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Pharmacy Department employs practitioners with specialized training in:
These practitioners serve as resources to pharmacists on staff and other health professionals. Other areas of emphasis for the department are:
Throughout a patient's hospital stay, pharmacists evaluate all aspects of drug therapy. In addition to ensuring that medications are delivered promptly and accurately, pharmacists assist in:
Taking patients' medication history
Detecting and preventing drug interactions
Minimizing the likelihood of adverse drug reactions
Providing drug information to patients and health care professionals
Pharmacists at Meriter Hospital are also actively involved in the education of students in various health care professions. More than 60 pharmacy students receive training at Meriter Hospital each year. Staff members routinely give educational seminars to medical students, interns and residents, as well as nursing staff.
Meriter Pharmacy also serves as a site for a postgraduate residency program in pharmacy practice, which is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Two residents are trained each year. If you are interested in this program, please see the Pharmacy Residency Program page for more information and an application.
While our primary commitment is to the care of patients admitted to Meriter Hospital, the staff of the Pharmacy Department welcomes your questions regarding drug therapy. If you have a non-urgent question, please contact us by mail at the above address.
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