Lakeland Regional Medical Center

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Pharmacy

Vision: Exceptional Pharmaceutical Care Without Exception

About Us

The Department of Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical care for all patients.  Pharmaceutical care includes, but is not limited to, appropriate, accurate, and timely dispensing of medications to patients.  Regulations set by the Florida Board of Pharmacy and Federal Government govern these practices.  Professional and ethical practices are maintained at all times through adherence to the department’s, institution’s and profession’s code of professional conduct.  A central resource pharmacy, OR satellite, Outpatient Pharmacy, and a Cancer Center satellite support the delivery of product-related and clinical services to patients and healthcare providers of Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Hours of Operation

Resource Pharmacy: 24 hours every day per year

OR Pharmacy Satellite:  6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Monday – Friday

Publix Pharmacy:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.  7 Days a Week (including Holidays)

Lakeland Regional Cancer Center Satellite:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Monday – Friday

Services

Clinical Pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacy specialists provide direct patient care throughout the institution.  As an integral part of the healthcare team, pharmacists assist in patient care by providing services including:

  • Appropriate drug selection
  • Nutritional support
  • Pharmacokinetic assessment and drug dosing
  • Drug information
  • Patient medication counseling and education
  • Other patient-centered services to optimize drug therapy outcomes
  • Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) and medication errors reporting and prevention
  • Drug and therapeutic policy development and implementation
  • Cost and quality enhancement programs and projects
  • Healthcare provider education

Services of the Department of Pharmacy are provided by the following:

  • Director of Pharmacy
  • Assistant Director of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
  • Pharmacy Operations Coordinator
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialists
  • Pharmacy Residents and Students
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Inventory Control Specialists
  • Technology Support Personnel
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor

Commitment to Care

The pharmacy utilizes MedSelect automated dispensing machines (ADM) throughout the hospital for restricted drug storage.  Eighty-five to 90 percent of the patients’ medication needs are available in these machines.  Nursing can access these devices once pharmacy has verified the medication orders as safe and appropriate.  The pharmacy also stores and dispenses premixed IV products and admixed products.  The pharmacy dispenses more than 4 million doses of drugs per year.  Pharmacists are deployed to most patient care areas of the hospital and are available to assist physicians, nurses, allied health practitioners, patients and their families with their healthcare needs.

The Pharmacy Leadership Team determines the short and long term goals which are consistent with and focus on fulfillment of the department’s and institution’s mission and vision.

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