The Mary Greeley Medical Center Pharmacy has 12 staff pharmacists who use a variety of systems to ensure patients receive the best drug with the best safety profile for their needs.
Our safety systems include:
Clinical monitoring. Pharmacists review patient profiles, check for drug/drug and drug/food interactions, double-check dosages and request blood levels throughout a patient's stay to make sure dosages are appropriate.
Cross-training. Most large hospitals have one or two clinical pharmacists. At Mary Greeley Medical Center, all 12 of our pharmacists are cross-trained in dispensing as well as clinical monitoring.
Medical verification. Patients receive a personal bar code, which appears on their hospital wristbands. The pharmacy adds a bar code to the label of all medications. Before administering medications, nurses use a scanner to match the medication label and the wristband, ensuring that patients receive only those medications prescribed for them.
Our pharmacy is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer outpatient pharmacy services, and patients can have medications filled before being discharged.
The pharmacy also serves our dialysis centers and the Israel Family Hospice House. Automatic dispensing machines using fingerprint identification technology are located in our Emergency Department and Israel Family Hospice House. This gives staff immediate access to certain medications.
The Mary Greeley Medical Center Pharmacy is approved by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.