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Inpatient Pharmacy

Distribution of medication is a daily part of a hospital’s operation, so creating an in-house pharmacy was essential for St. John’s Health. A hospital pharmacy is slightly different than a standard retail pharmacy. Hospital pharmacists take a more active role in patient care. At St. John's, our pharmacists educate patients on various medications, including information on how they work, when to take them, and side effects that may occur. Patients can also consult with pharmacists on different options for medications to find a prescription that best meets their needs.

Our pharmacy services include:

  • Consulting resource for patients and families about their medications
  • Medication resource for physicians and nursing staff
  • Chart review for long-term care patients
  • Filling and refilling medications on all hospital units
  • Mixing IV and chemotherapy medications
  • Dosing and monitoring for certain medications
  • Participating in antimicrobial stewardship activities

Pharmacist & Doctor Consultation

One of the biggest benefits of having an in-house pharmacist is that they can speak directly with your medical team. Together they can review your conditions and various medications to ensure you receive exactly what you need.

Many drugs created in a hospital pharmacy are not provided by retail pharmacists. These are typically more powerful drugs and IV medications used to treat serious conditions that outpatients do not often need. Your doctor and the pharmacist should work together to decide when these are necessary for your condition.

St. John's Retail Pharmacy

St. John’s Retail Pharmacy is open to the public in a convenient location across from the hospital in the Professional Office Building. The public pharmacy offers medication delivery to patient rooms, coordinated prescription filling during discharge, medication counseling for patients, and a selection of common over-the-counter items.