Posts tagged ‘Hospital’

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.

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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.

July 11, 2012

Taking Back the Neighborhood

Melanie Benford-Carson and husband Dominique Carson, with their three children, Mackenzie Carson, 2, Jabari Duren, 5, and Dominique Carson, 3.

We talk a lot about the “St. Joseph Difference” around here.  It’s on our ID badges, our commercials and in our employee training.  The premise is that people make the difference; I make the difference.

One of our subcontractors is applying that motto outside of work.

Melanie Benford-Carson is returning to a neighborhood she left as a child, when her family decided it wasn’t safe.  Now with a family of her own, she will be moving back to North Bryan as a resident of Habitat for Humanity’s new Faith Subdivision.

Habitat broke ground on the future neighborhood last month.  Speaking at the ceremony, Melanie said “Where there’s life, there is love.  We all love this community, let’s get it back.”

Melanie is a medical biller for Pediatrix, a company that handles St. Joseph’s NICU and newborn billing.  Her adorable family is excited to move into their new home, which should be finished by winter.

For more information or to partner with Habitat, check out:  www.habitatbcs.org/