Finley Pharmacy Provides Bedside Delivery of Discharge Medications
UnityPoint Health – Finley Pharmacy offers a ‘Meds-to-Beds’ program designed with patients’ health in mind. This program eliminates the need for patients to stop at a pharmacy on their way home from the hospital. Instead, our outpatient pharmacy team evaluates and prepares medications physicians prescribe for home, delivers them to the patient’s bedside and discusses the medications with the patient before they are discharged.
This Meds-to-Beds program is a fast, convenient service for patients that is offered at no additional cost beyond their normal copay. The program has proven to not only ease a patient’s transition back home, but also reduces the risk of readmission and improves outcomes.
“We began implementing this program with patients who came to Finley for same-day surgeries in our Babka Surgery Center,” shared Greg Brosius, PharmD, Finley Pharmacy Manager. “We immediately saw the benefit of filling prescriptions and discussing medications with patients prior to discharge, so we began providing this service to patients being discharged from our inpatient units, emergency department and cath lab as well.”
While Meds-to-Beds is offered for patients’ convenience, it is an optional program. Patients have the right to select any pharmacy they wish to provide the medications their physicians prescribe. The medication cost should be the same as a regular pharmacy co-payment. Additionally, Finley Pharmacy offers competitive prices for over-the-counter medications.
Finley Pharmacy is located on the third floor of UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital, and fills prescriptions for home use Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.