Noyes Health Celebrates National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week
Monday, October 19, 2015
October 18th – 24th is the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week. This year’s theme is, “Patient Care is our Passion”. During Pharmacy Week Noyes Health celebrates and recognizes the significant role that our Pharmacy plays as a member of the healthcare team.
The practice of health-system pharmacy includes hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, academic health centers, governmental health facilities, and home and long-term care facilities. Within each field, the health-system pharmacist is involved in direct patient care and participates in collaborative medication management. Specifically, the pharmacist recommends safe and effective therapy, advises physicians and health care providers, aids in the prevention of medication errors, and counsels patients on proper medication use, along with a variety of other duties.
“Many consumers are not aware that pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors, advising prescribers on the best drug choices, and working directly with patients to ensure they understand how to use their medications safely and effectively,” said Frank DeMarzo, Noyes Health Pharmacy Department Director. “Pharmacy Week is a great way to educate the public about how pharmacists can help them get the most benefit from their medicine.”
“Frank and his team play a crucial role in patient care and we know how fortunate we are to have such a dedicated and passionate group of professionals in the Noyes Health Pharmacy Department”, said Cynthia Oswald, Director of Public Relations and Marketing. Noyes Health employs four pharmacists, four pharmacy technicians and one lead pharmacy technician all located at the hospital facility.
Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, for more detailed information.
Call (585) 335-4323, or visit our website at: www.noyes-health.org