Clinical Pharmacy Services

Our Pharmacy is helping to save lives and promotes a better quality of life. Our Registered Pharmacist is a part of the patient’s interdisciplinary care team.

There’s no doubt that today’s advanced medications save lives, improve quality of life and prevent more serious illness. Pharmacists are on the front lines in preventive and treatment care, working with providers to select and monitor the right medication, spending time with patients to ensure medication is taken correctly, is affordable, and has minimal, manageable side effects.

Receiving awards for patient safety and clinical pharmacy

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants awards to hospitals that provide exceptional care. Ellenville Regional Hospital’s Collaborative team received four HRSA awards for ERH’s Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Program including one for Life Saving.

How your hospital pharmacy makes a difference in your care

  • Reviews medication orders to promote safe and effective medication use and avoid medication-related to allergies, duplication, conflicts, and dosing
  • Works with your provider and clinical staff to promote the best choice  and dose of medication, as well as the timing of medication administration for best outcome
  • Fulfills provider orders accurately and provides the medications for Nursing to administer to patients
  • Reduces unnecessary expense
  • Assists your provider in the best choice of medicines
  • Educates you about what medications you are taking, why you are taking them and encourages you to ask questions about your medications
  • Enhances safety through use of ERH’s electronic medical record system.

Training new Pharmacists in clinical pharmacy excellence

Pharmacy is growing as a career choice. Lesly Desarme, ERH’s Director of Pharmacy, is a Faculty Preceptor for Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Long Island University. Students train in our pharmacy in one or more of three program tracks:

  1. IPPE, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience in Institutional Pharmacy after their fourth year of college study;
  2. APPE, Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Institutional Pharmacy after their fifth year of college study;
  3. APPE, Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Medication and Patient Safety after their fifth year of college study

Students learn:

  • Day to day operations of a hospital pharmacy
  • Medication safety, selection, preparation, procurement and delivery
  • Patient medication safety
  • Pharmacy related paper and electronic medical record management
  • Identifying safest and best course of action
  • Patient interaction, assessment, and counseling
  • Patient, Staff and Provider education on Hospital formulary management
  • How to be a resource
  • Committee participation

Ask the pharmacist

We’re a small hospital and we have more time to speak to our patients. We listen to patient and family questions and concerns. Our pharmacists enjoy a dialogue to help people understand their medications and explain how to take their medicines for the best results. Please ask questions and tell us your concerns. ERH’s Pharmacy provides services in support of our hospital’s mission, our patients and our many departments. ERH’s pharmacy is open Monday through Friday and when the pharmacy is closed, a pharmacist is available by phone for a consultation. The pharmacist also has remote access to the electronic medical record system and reviews all medication orders within 24 hours.

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Why Choose ERH?

Our Board, leadership and staff are focused on quality and compassion. Being the finest small hospital in the country means you benefit from our innovations and initiatives, such as our approach to population health in our community and opioid reduction programs. Our dedication to improvements in Ellenville Regional Hospital has won awards and recognition nationally.

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Since implementing the athenaOne system in February 2017, ERH has streamlined all aspects of the hospital’s workflow.

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Our focus is on narrowing the wide variation in treatment for patients with chronic pain.

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Award-Winning Care

We are continually improving the outcomes for our inpatients through our Swing Bed Outcomes Improvement Project.


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