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Purpose and Scope

Hospital pharmacy means and includes a pharmacy licensed by the board and located within any hospital which maintains and operates organized facilities for the diagnosis, care and treatment of illnesses to which patients may or may not be admitted for overnight stay at the facility.

 Hours of Operation


In House Coverage

On Call Services

Remote Coverage

Monday - Friday

7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.-7 a.m.

7:30 p.m.-7 a.m.

Saturday - Sunday

7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.-7 a.m.

5:30 p.m.-7 a.m.


7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.-7 a.m.

5:30 p.m.- 7 a.m.

Pharmacy Manager
Lorie Gray, PharmD
Email: Lorie.Gray@unitypoint.org

Pharmacy phone: (641) 754-5100
Office phone: (641) 754-5189

Reference Library

Pharmacy maintains references to adequately meet the needs of the patients and staff served.


Pharmacy ensures appropriate control over drugs and chemicals in the facility by making sure the following conditions are met:  Pharmacists responsibilities are known, policy/ procedures are established for pharmacy access when pharmacist is absent, locked areas are maintained where drugs or devices are stored (includes patient care areas), and verification/ approval of drugs or devices by a pharmacist is done prior to distribution.

Verification by Remote Pharmacist

The hospital pharmacy contracts with Health Enterprises for remote pharmacist preview and verification of patient-specific drugs or devices ordered for a patient.

Drug Distribution and Control

Policy and procedures governing drug distribution and control are developed by the pharmacist in charge with input from other involved hospital staff.  These policies and procedures cover drug preparation, drug formulary, medication orders, stop orders, emergency drug supplies and floor stock, disaster services, drugs brought into the institution, samples, investigational drugs, hazardous drugs and chemicals, leave meds, discharge meds, own-use outpatient prescriptions, and influenza and pneumococcal vaccines.

Drug Information

Pharmacy provides the institution’s staff and patients with accurate, comprehensive information about drugs and their use and serves as its center for drug information.  In addition, pharmacy provides staff education about drugs used in the institution, patient education, ensures rational drug therapy, helps maintain patient profiles, and reports/ reviews adverse drug events.

Outpatient Services

No prescription drugs shall be dispensed to patients in a hospital outpatient setting.  If a need is established of that dispensing of a prescription drug to an outpatient, a prescription drug order shall be provided to the patient to be filled at a pharmacy of the patient’s choice.

Drugs in the Emergency Department

Drugs maintained in the emergency department are kept for use by or at the direction of prescribers in the emergency department.  Drugs shall be administered or dispensed only to emergency department patients. Pharmacy develops and supervises drug control and accountability including controlled substance maintenance and drug dispensing.


Every inventory or other record required by board rules or law is kept by pharmacy for at least two years.  These records include medication orders and information as well as documentation of drug administration.

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