Do you know your hospital pharmacist?
The mission of the pharmacy service is to enhance patient safety and outcomes through delivery
of the highest quality, evidence-based medication therapy services and education to Millcreek
Health System and the community. The pharmacy service, in collaboration with other medical
professionals, is responsible for all medication safety and medication use policy and procedure
within the health system.
Our hospital pharmacists are part of a multidisciplinary team that reviews the medication
regimen of each patient upon admission and as they move through the hospital. This medication
reconciliation process is in place to ensure that patients get maximum benefit from the
medications they receive with no adverse effects.
Our patients will also receive pharmacy service provided medication counseling on the
prescription and over-the-counter medications patients will be taking upon discharge from our
hospital. Our pharmacists will high-light the important points regarding these medications and
ensure the patient has a clear understanding of the information that has been provided.
In addition to medication counseling, the pharmacy service also performs adult immunization
screening. Adult immunization against pneumococcal pneumonia and the influenza virus has been
shown to significantly reduce illness and hospitalization from these infections. Smoking
cessation counseling services are also provided and available to all of our patients.
Why you want to consider MCH.
Millcreek Community Hospital and Millcreek Manor are unique in its delivery of pharmacy
services to our patients and residents. As teaching facilities affiliated with LECOM School of
Pharmacy, students at all levels of their education rotate at the hospital. They learn and
practice patient-centered care and provide pharmacy services to our patients and residents under
the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. Mentoring pharmacy students in this manner not
only allows us to give more individualized pharmaceutical care to our patients now, it also trains
the next generation of pharmacists who will care for you and your family in the future.
What you need to know.
Millcreek Community Hospital Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy providing a complete range of
safe and effective medications for all inpatients, outpatients and long-term care residents.
Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday, Sunday and
holidays from 8am to 4:30pm. A Millcreek Community Hospital pharmacist is on-call 24 hours a day,
7 days a week to provide emergency medication therapy or drug information to all patients,
residents and health care professionals without delay. Our pharmacists are available to answer
any medication related questions patients or families may have after discharge.