Pharmacy

618-263-6316

The mission of the Pharmacy Department is to provide quality pharmaceutical services ensuring positive patient outcomes in the most cost-effective way. Our vision is to provide excellence in pharmacy services, constantly striving for improvement.

The preparation and dispensing of pharmaceuticals assures that the patient only receives the medications which are prescribed by the physician in the proper dose and at the proper frequency; and, all preparations prepared within the pharmacy meet guidelines for sterile preparation, proper labeling and storage.

The monitoring of medication use precedes the preparation, distribution and dispensing of medications to prevent harm to the patient from duplicate therapies, allergies, potential drug/drug or drug/food interactions, or contraindications because of disease states. The monitoring function continues throughout the patient's stay to assure that dosing is appropriate with age, weight, sex, renal, and hepatic function.

The pharmacist is available daily from 6:30 A.M to 3:00 P.M. Patients requiring a consultation may talk to their nurse who will arrange a time with the pharmacist.