A program of CHI Saint Joseph Health Community Pharmacy, Meds to Beds is a concierge pharmacy service available to patients on a handful of units at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East, with plans to expand to all inpatients in the future. Individuals who participate in the program receive their prescriptions in their room prior to discharge.
“Some patients find it challenging to visit a pharmacy on the way home because they may lack transportation,” said Marla Whitaker, PharmD, director of pharmacy services for Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East in Lexington. “They may have to use a ride-share service or taxi just to get home. With Meds to Beds, a Community Pharmacy employee takes prescriptions directly to hospital rooms, which saves patients time and effort, and helps them comply with their physicians’ orders. It also helps them reduce public exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Already popular with patients, Meds to Beds offers another benefit: Patients can use telemedicine to consult a pharmacist about their prescriptions before they leave the hospital.
For more information about the community pharmacies at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East, click here.