Address: 1311 North Mildred Road, Cortez, CO 81321
Inpatient Pharmacy Contact: Marc Meyer, R.Ph, BPharm, CIC, FAPIC.
Phone Number: 970-564-2194
Inpatient Pharmacy Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week, holidays included from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pharmacists are on call for emergencies 24/7/365.
Our Pharmacists are:
Marc Meyer, R.Ph, BPharm, CIC, FAPIC
Neal Hurst, PharmD
Laura Pultorak, PharmD, BCOP
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 eight-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 The pharmacy inventory is closely monitored to ensure that adequate supplies are available and that no outdated medications remain in stock.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 Health System pharmacists are certified to perform Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
The following location in Montezuma County has a drop-off box to take prescription medications for disposal:
- Southwest Health System – 1311 N. Mildred Road, Cortez, CO 81321
- Monday – Friday, 8:30 A.M. – 6 P.M. Closed holidays
- Free Standing in the pharmacy – Come to the south campus entrance to the clinic. The outpatient pharmacy is just inside the door and staff will help you to the box for drop off. The hospital and clinic are one big building with a north entrance and a south entrance from the parking lot.
For more information and to find an interactive map of medication collection box locations for all of Colorado go to the Colorado Medication Takeback Website.
In addition to their clinical duties, pharmacists provide continuing education to hospital staff and provide practical clinical experience for Pharm D candidates from the University of Colorado and Regis University.
Hours of Operation
The Southwest Memorial Hospital pharmacy (inpatient) is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 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.