Case study: Moving one pharmacist from order-taker to strategic player in hospital management

One pharmacist can make a difference. All the proof you need exists at the 100-bed hospital Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC) in Alamogordo, New Mexico. That’s where clinical staff pharmacist Megan Harrington, PharmD, has spent a year building her department’s reputation as a necessary, strategic partner in her hospital’s operations. Today’s GCRMC’s pharmacy team […]

Rising drug costs eating into hospital staffing budgets

Between 2015 and 2017, 25% of all U.S. hospitals cut staff to cope with budget shortfalls caused by rapidly rising drug costs, reports a recent study. Hospital drug spending increased 18.5% during those two years. The study, prepared by the research group NORC at the University of Chicago, was commissioned by the American Hospital Association, […]

2019: Top five hospital pharmacy trends

Since CompleteRx manages hospital pharmacies, large and small, across the U.S., it stands in a unique position to understand and cope with the industry’s most compelling trends. Recently, Rick Burnett, our chief operating officer, outlined his thoughts on the top trends likely to impact hospital pharmacies in 2019. #1 – Specialty pharmaceuticals will continue to […]

8 Common Misconceptions of Partnering with Outside Firms for Pharmacy Services

When it comes to using a service provider to manage your hospital pharmacy, there are many positive outcomes and advantages related to operational efficiencies, financial stability and patient care. Unfortunately, there are also some long held misconceptions. Let’s take a closer look at the most common misconceptions and get a better understanding of the benefits […]

Moments in Pharmacy – Elizabeth Lam

As part of our Moments in Pharmacy blog series, we are proud to feature Elizabeth Lam, Pharm.D., a Transitional Leader with CompleteRx. Q. What does being a pharmacist mean to you? I want to provide the best possible patient care at all times. It’s also important to set a good example to my colleagues so […]

Moments in Pharmacy – Danielle Crowley

The theme for this year’s ASHP Mid-Year Conference is “Some Mid-Year Magic.” To celebrate the contributions and magic that our talented pharmacists and technicians bring to their patients, we created a new series called Moments in Pharmacy. Today, we feature Danielle Crowley, PharmD, RPh, and Clinical Operations Pharmacist at Hogan Regional Center in Danvers MA. […]

Moments in Pharmacy – Jamie Moline

The theme for this year’s ASHP Mid-Year Conference is “Some Mid-Year Magic.” To celebrate the contributions and magic that our talented pharmacists and technicians bring to their patients, we created a new series called Moments in Pharmacy. Today, we feature Jamie Moline, PharmD and Director of Pharmacy at Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc WI. Name […]

Moments in Pharmacy – Donna Gubbins

The theme for this year’s ASHP Mid-Year Conference is “Some Mid-Year Magic.” To celebrate the contributions and magic that our talented pharmacists and technicians bring to their patients, we are launching a new series called Moments in Pharmacy. Today, we feature Donna Gubbins, an Operations Specialist at CompleteRx. Q. What does being a pharmacist (or position) […]

Celebrating National Pharmacist Month and National Pharmacy Week 2018

October is American Pharmacists Month and National Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Week. It’s a time to recognize the invaluable contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in our nation’s hospitals. It is an ideal time for pharmacy departments to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements in ensuring safe and effective medication use and to […]

Pharmacy can address CEO’s top concerns

For the last 10 years, the Healthcare Executive Group has asked its members what they see as the coming year’s primary opportunities, challenges and issues. Many of these concerns cover areas where pharmacy leaders can and should play a strategic role in hospital operations. Known as the HCEG Top 10, the group’s members responded with […]