The Pharmacy Department is located on the first floor of the hospital, adjacent to
the storeroom. The Pharmacy is open from 8:00AM to 7:00PM Monday through Friday, and
8:00AM to 5:30PM on weekends and holidays.
It is the purpose of the Pharmacy to provide high quality pharmaceutical services
to all patients in a safe, effective, and economical manner. The department is
responsible for the provision of the following comprehensive services:
- The procurement, storage, compounding, dispensing, and control of all pharmaceutical products used by Barnesville Hospital
- The clinical monitoring, therapeutic evaluation, and performance improvement activities involving medication usage with an emphasis toward medication safety and medication error reduction
- The evaluation and dissemination of drug information to hospital staff and patients
The primary objectives of these functions are to improve patient outcomes and
ensure quality patient care by working in collaboration with other hospital
departments. The Pharmacy is also involved in patient education, in conjunction
with the Cardiology and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Departments. One special
offering of the Pharmacy is what is called "Brown Bag Service." A patient can
bring a bag of all of their current medications, and the Pharmacy can help ensure
the patient's safety by reviewing the medications for harmful drug interactions
and reviewing side effects that may be compounded by another drug. This can be
a very important check for patients who require multiple medicines.
Ohio state law mandates that only a licensed Registered Pharmacist dispense
medications. He or she may be employed on a full or part time basis, as
provided by the hospital. Additional pharmacists and technical support
personnel are added to the staff as needed to ensure adequate pharmacy service.
The Department of Pharmacy provides medication to approximately 50 patients
(combined inpatient & outpatient) per day. The department dispenses roughly
180,000 doses annually to meet the needs of these patients which range in age
from pediatric to geriatric.
Pharmacists now part of clinical team:
The pharmacists at
Barnesville Hospital may be seeing more of you while you are in the hospital.
We are now working with physicians on morning rounds in order to make suggestions
about your medications. Why is this necessary? A recent study at the Harvard
School of Public Health showed that when pharmacists participate in patient
rounds, there is a significant decrease in the number of adverse drug events.
Use our Universal Medications Form to make a
list of your drugs.
Making a list of your medications can help prevent
problems and adverse reactions when you need to come to the hospital. We have
an easy to use form to list your medications. Keep this form updated at all
times and you can take it to your doctor appointments as well as any hospital
Medicare Part D
Our pharmacists can help get you started with
Medicare Part D. Half the battle is knowing what your options are. We'll start
the process for you to make it easier. Just call to make an appointment and we'll
be glad to help.