Brandon, FL (November 15th) – Brandon Regional Hospital and Walgreens have teamed up to provide patients with bedside delivery of their prescription medications to help ease the transition from hospital to home.
Brandon Regional Hospital is one of the first HCA hospitals in Hillsborough County to provide this service to its patients. “We are pleased to work with Walgreens in providing this service to our patients,” said Bland Eng, CEO, Brandon Regional Hospital. “This new service will save patients the trouble of stopping and waiting for a prescription when they don’t feel well; it will promote their recovery by ensuring medications are received in a timely manner,” he added.
Patients who need medication after being discharged from Brandon Regional Hospital can now choose to have the prescriptions delivered by a Walgreens pharmacy technician so the medications are in hand when they leave the hospital. Walgreens completes the request for any necessary insurance authorizations, fills the prescription, and delivers the order directly to the patient. In addition, a Walgreens pharmacist will place a call to discuss the medication(s) with the patient and place another call to the patient 48 hours after discharge to answer any additional questions they may have.
“After discharge from the hospital, many patients go home and do not get their prescriptions filled right away. Delays in taking prescribed medicines or missing a dose can result in a slower recovery and may even cause them to have to be readmitted to the hospital,” said Susan Laber, Chief Nursing Officer of Brandon Regional Hospital. “This program helps ensure the patient has their medication after they leave the hospital and provides an important resource if the patient has any questions about their prescriptions,” she added.
Patient benefits include:
· Free patient hotline for medication consultation with the pharmacist,
· Fast, bedside delivery of physician-ordered prescriptions,
· Time-saving option that makes transition from hospital to home easier and
· Improved compliance with taking prescribed medicines to speed recovery.
About Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital is a proud member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. BRH is a 398-acute care facility which includes a 25-bed Behavioral Health Center. BRH holds the following certifications:
· The first hospital in Hillsborough County to receive accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI from The Society of Chest Pain Centers.
· The three star award for excellence in cardiac surgery – the highest award given by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
· Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
· The Bariatric Center of Excellence award by the American Society of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
· The Brandon Regional Hospital Echocardiography Lab has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).
In addition, BRH has enhanced its services this year with the addition of:
· The newly renovated and expanded Women’s Center at Brandon Regional Hospital, which includes The Baby Suites, Level III NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), and new in-patient rooms for gynecology and anti-partum patients.
· The Reflux Center, which has developed a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux disease by combining highly skilled physicians and the latest technology to provide effective solutions.
· The newly renovated Behavioral Health Center a 25 bed unit which emphasizes the importance of instilling hope with group and individual psychotherapy, medication assessment, psycho-educational group, family support and education groups, and interventions designed to guide the mind, body, and spirit to recovery.
· The Neuroscience Center and Heart & Vascular Center offer the latest diagnoses and treatment options in neurological, spine and cardiac conditions.
Brandon Regional Hospital has recently initiated a program to only perform elective deliveries at 39 weeks gestation unless medically indicated. Although this initiative is becoming wide-spread throughout the nation, Brandon Regional Hospital and HCA implemented this initiative before it became a national movement.
Brandon Regional Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. For more information contact Patricia Montgomery, 813-571-5105 or go to BrandonRegionalHospital.com.