Conveniently located in the hospital’s main lobby, Community Pharmacy offers prescription services, over-the-counter medications, and other healthcare supplies. Most insurance cards are accepted.
Community Pharmacy offers the following services:
- Flavoring to make your medication taste better
- Friendly education and advice about products or medications
- Free daytime home or office delivery to patients living in Logansport
- Free e-prescription fulfillment (we automatically check online prescriptions for appropriate dosing, patient insurance eligibility, and potential drug interactions based on medication history and allergies)
- Safe and convenient disposal of unused and expired medications through our partnership with the Consumer Drug Take-Back Program (note: we cannot accept liquids, inhalers, thermometers, needles, or syringes)
- Debit or credit card payments accepted
Hospital Pharmacy provides medications and IVs for inpatients and outpatients undergoing procedures.
Our licensed pharmacists and technicians follow strict guidelines to fill physician orders with the correct medicine in the proper dose for each patient.
- Every medical unit has medicine-dispensing machines to store specific medications for each patient
- New technology in barrier isolation prevents contaminants from entering the chamber where an IV solution is prepared
- Barcodes placed on medicines in the pharmacy must match what is dispensed through the Med-Select machine
- Nurses who dispense the medications use fingerprint identification to keep the system secure
- High-risk medications, like insulin and blood thinners, are double-checked by two nurses before they are administered to a patient
- Children’s medications are color-coded
- Each patient’s medical record includes alerts for allergic reactions and information about other medications used (e.g., doses, frequencies, and pharmacies) to make sure nothing is overlooked
“Five rights” put patient safety first
Safety is a paramount concern of all Logansport Memorial Hospital caregivers who are responsible for drug administration. We follow the “five rights” guidelines to make sure patients are kept safe:
- Right drug
- Right patient
- Right dose
- Right route
- Right time