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