Contact Number: 517-541-5916
Though you may not always see us during your visit to the hospital, rest assured that the HGB pharmacy team is diligently at work to ensure that your visit is a safe one.
The pharmacists at HGB work closely with your doctor and nurses to help maximize your drug treatment. With the growing number and complexity of prescription and over-the-counter remedies available today, it becomes imperative to have a drug expert on the team. That is where we come in.
The pharmacists at HGB truly are drug experts. Our relatively low ratio of patients to pharmacists enables us to apply that expertise to every individual for whom we care. Drug education, drug/drug and drug/disease interaction monitoring, drug-level monitoring, new drug evaluation, pharmacy dosing services, and the assurance of drug sterility, availability, and integrity are just a few of the tasks carried out by the pharmacy department. At the root of all of these tasks lies one common theme: improving patient outcome. In other words, we combine all of our knowledge and skills with that of your physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and everyone else on the HGB team to ensure that you get the most effective care possible.
Protect Yourself By Knowing Your Medications
One of the things that you can do to help in this process is to always be aware of what medications you are taking. This may mean simply carrying a list of your medications in your wallet, or actually bringing your prescriptions with you to the hospital. Remember to include herbals and over-the-counter medications. The fact that these medications are available without a prescription doesn’t necessarily guarantee their safety.
During your stay, please feel free to direct any medication questions you might have to the HGB Pharmacy Department. We will be happy to answer any questions and address any concerns.