Ozarks Healthcare marks Over 1,800 Prescriptions Delivered with Meds-to-Beds Program
The Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy recently marked a milestone for its Meds-to-Beds program with over 1,800 prescriptions filled and delivered to patients since July 2020. From July, the program served 576 patients, filling and delivering 1,857 prescriptions.
Ozarks Healthcare’s Meds-to-Beds program is a free service offered through the Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy and provides delivery of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to patients before they leave the health system’s hospital.
“The overall goal of our Meds-to-Beds program is to make our patients’ lives easier and give them less to worry about as they end their hospital stay,” Katie Mahan, Director of Ozarks Healthcare’s Pharmacy, said. “Our patients have the opportunity to receive their medication bedside, before they leave our care, and receive education about their medication at one time.”
In addition to providing personal medication delivery and consultation, Ozarks Healthcare’s Meds-to-Beds program also prevents potential patient readmission.
“Our Meds-to-Beds program prevents medication interruption as a patient leaves the hospital,” Mahan said. “After a procedure or operation, it can be extra difficult for a patient to sort through insurance and medication pricing. If travel is involved, this can also discourage patients from actually obtaining and taking the medication they need. This can cause the outcome of a procedure to be reversed, and ultimately lead to a patient’s need for readmission. Our Meds-to-Beds program simplifies all of these aspects by working with our pharmacy. We accept all major insurance plans and offers competitive prices for non-insured patients. We can also help patients locate manufacturer coupons to assist in brand-name prescription costs when available.”
For more information about the Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy and Meds-to-Beds program, visit https://www.ozarkshealthcare.com/services/pharmacy/.
Ozarks Healthcare is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 17 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare, and home health services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire health system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about Ozarks Healthcare, visit www.OzarksHealthcare.com.
From left to right: Stephanie Rodman, Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy Technician, Katie Mahan, Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy Director, and Melynni Yarber, Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy Manager