In Photos: New Inpatient Pharmacy Lab unveiled

Augusta University Health had an opening ceremony for a new Inpatient Pharmacy Lab on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Katrina Keefer, the CEO of AU Health, and the Rev. William Jeffrey Flowers, director of Pastoral Care at AU Health, were among those in attendance.

The new, larger space (three times the size of the old space) on the bottom floor of the Professional Building will be a great help to pharmacists and patients, and they are taking advantage of new technology as well.

It includes the XR-2, an Omnicell robot that holds 80,000 doses at a time and pulls all medications at almost 100% accuracy. They also have a new automated carousel that stores more medications. The two have been named “Sir Pulls-A-Lot” and “Sir Counts-A-Lot.”

“Our services had grown, our staff had grown and we were landlocked,” said Richard Burrell, director of pharmacy for inpatient services. “Also, we had to build a new clean room due to new regulations, so this was a real opportunity for everybody here at AU to serve our patients, and a better way with the medications that we provide.”

Click through the slideshow above to see photos of the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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