Greene County General Hospital’s pharmacy provides safe, accurate, cost-effective drug therapy. Pharmacists and technicians partner with physicians to provide optimal pharmaceutical care.
Education is an important part of a pharmacists role. This includes medication education for patients who have been prescribed medications with complex instructions, such as anticoagulants, and diabetic teaching for blood glucose testing and insulin injection.
Our pharmacists also play a huge role in accurately and effectively caring for patients. They carefully prepare accurate home medication histories and medication lists to prevent errors. These lists are used by physicians to order medication in the hospital, and are continually reviewed for errors and omissions. The pharmacy department is also responsible for administering our bar code medication program, an effective method to ensure that every patient gets the correct medication and dosage every time.
GCGH Pharmacists provide the following medication management services:
Education on drugs with complicated dosing and monitoring (such as vancomycin, aminoglycosides, and cubicin)
Dose adjustments on medications cleared
Consult on proper antibiotic selection
Consult for dosing services on antibiotics and other medication
Primary resource on correct medication administration
Greene County General Hospital has been rated five stars for patient experience by the federal administrator of the nation’s major healthcare programs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS assigned a patient experience star rating to 3,478 hospitals based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores collected from Jan. […]