The Department of Pharmacy, consistent with the mission of Jackson General Hospital, places a priority on providing high quality pharmaceutical care to patients in a safe and efficient manner.
Pharmacy services are provided to Jackson General Hospital patients by a staff of two pharmacists and three pharmacy technicians. Pharmacy hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekends and holidays. Pharmacists offer on-call clinical services 24 hours a day to assist the multidisciplinary healthcare team in optimizing pharmaceutical care of the patients.
Patient medication distribution is provided by a secure computerized medication management, ServeRX®, designed to enhance patient safety and improve medication management. The system uses advanced bar-code scanning technology for patient verifications in combination with an automated storage cabinet and a Smart Cart™ to reduce medication errors and seamlessly manage patient medication distribution.
The many contributions made by our pharmacist and pharmacy technicians in providing patient medication services include:
- Procurement, distribution, and control of drug products used in the hospital
- Drug order review
- Monitoring drug therapy to ensure optimal patient care while minimizing drug reactions
- Preparing sterile intravenous admixture compounds consistent with USP <797> practice guidelines
- Drug information support for care providers
- Designing, implementing, and evaluating therapeutic regimens to produce best possible patient outcomes
- Aminoglycosides and vancomycin pharmacokinetic dosing
- Pharmacist consults for other healthcare providers regarding medication-therapy selection and management
- Employee outpatient prescription dispensing
- Patient drug renal dosing
Hospital Medication Formulary:
Jackson General Hospital physicians and pharmacist serve on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee which functions to optimize patient medication management in a safe and cost-effective manner. The committee evaluates safety, effectiveness, cost, and minimization of duplicate medications in the same drug class. The hospital formulary is regularly reviewed as new drugs are developed and more clinical knowledge is published in the medical literature.
Jackie Denemark, Pharm D, Director of Pharmacy
Chad Foreman, R. Ph.