SHS now has a retail pharmacy in our Medical Office Building open M-F 8:30am to 6:00pm!
RETAIL PHARMACY CONTACT
Most insurance accepted. We are a participating CICP and in-house Financial Assistance provider.
We offer our community outpatient prescriptions, flu shots, immunizations and TB Skin Tests and are a safe drug disposal site.
Our Pharmacists are:
Marc Meyer, R.Ph, BPharm, CIC, FAPIC
Neal Hurst, PharmD
Jade Bryant, PharmD
Kelsey Gilbert, PharmD
Jennifer Cropp, PharmD
Clinical pharmacists in hospitals are responsible for providing the expertise to facilitate appropriate drug selection, dosage calculations and education to physicians, hospital staff and patients about medications.
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians work closely with other members of the health-care team to provide high-quality patient care.
Pharmacists are required to have a minimum of a five-year bachelor of science degree or a six-year clinical doctorate and a specified number of hours of supervised pharmacy experience before taking the national license exam. Colorado requires pharmacists to acquire continuing education each year to remain current in the practice of pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians are paraprofessionals who provide support for pharmacists by assisting with dispensing and compounding duties.
The duties of the Southwest Memorial Hospital pharmacy staff include providing medications for each hospital department’s daily and emergency use, and stocking unit-dose carts with medication for each patient. The pharmacy inventory is closely monitored to ensure that adequate supplies are available and that no outdated medications remain in stock.
At the request of physicians, pharmacists use pharmacokinetic techniques to determine safe and effective dosages of medications with narrow therapeutic windows. Pharmacists also consult frequently with physicians to determine which antibiotic is most appropriate to prescribe for a specific infection, in order to minimize the evolution of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. The Southwest Memorial Hospital pharmacists are certified to perform Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
In addition to their clinical duties, pharmacists provide continuing education to hospital staff, provide lectures on pharmacology for paramedic and nursing students in local programs, serve as instructors for Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and provide practical experience for pharmacy students from the University of Colorado.
Hours of Operation
The Southwest Retail pharmacy for general perscriptions is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. They are closed on weekends.
The Southwest Memorial Hospital pharmacy (inpatient) is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Pharmacists are on call for emergencies 24/7/365. The Pharmacy is under the direction of Marc Meyer, R.Ph, BPharm, CIC, FAPIC and he can be reached at 970-564-2194.