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March 25, 2014

Eliminating a Stop at the Pharmacy

In an effort to continually provide the highest level of service and convenience, St. Joseph in Bryan is the first hospital in the region to partner with Walgreens for bedside prescription delivery.


Now, medication patients should take after they leave the hospital – can be delivered by a Walgreens pharmacy staff member before a patient is discharged.


Medications prescribed for hospitalized patients are managed by St. Joseph’s in-house pharmacy. Often, doctors prescribe medicine for patients as they continue to heal and stay healthy, at home.


This delivery services eliminates a stop at the pharmacy on the way home. A Walgreens staff member not only hand-delivers the prescription but can verify insurance, complete payment and provide access to a Walgreens Pharmacist all from the comfort of a patient’s room. Walgreens also follows up with patients 48 hours after they leave the hospital.


“Filling prescriptions before a patient leaves the hospital ensures there is no gap in care,” said Ricardo Diaz, Vice President of Clinical Support for St. Joseph Health System. “Sometimes, it can be challenging for patients to make arrangements to get to the pharmacy, which can lead to delays in getting medications.”


Consistent, streamlined care and one less stop on the way, allows patients to get home quicker and continue their recovery.

October 18, 2011

National Study Names St. Joseph Orthopedic Services #1 In Texas Again

Bryan, TX (October 18, 2011) –   A report released today by HealthGrades, an independent source of hospital quality ratings, named St. Joseph #1 in Texas for overall orthopedic services (including spine and joint replacement surgery) for the second year in a row. That’s not the only department we’re proud of.

St. Joseph is Five Star Rated for:

  • Treatment of Stroke
  • Treatment of Pneumonia
  • Carotid Surgery (2007-2012)
  • Total Knee Replacement (2008-2012)
  • Total Hip Replacement (2011-2012)
  • Hip Fracture Repair (2011-2012)
  • Back and Neck Surgery (except Fusion) (2006-2012)
  • Back and Neck Surgery (Fusion) (2009-2012)

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