Department of pharmacy
The Geisinger Department of Pharmacy consists of 57 full-time employees, of whom 35 are pharmacists. The pharmacy practice model involves integration of distribution and clinical activities at the patient care level supported by centralized distribution, support functions and management systems.
Currently, we have pharmacists practicing in internal medicine, pediatrics, operating room, critical care medicine, infectious disease, emergency medicine, cardiology, medication therapy disease management, IV nutrition and adult hematology/oncology services. Our pharmacists are involved in drug therapy management; multidisciplinary patient care; decentralized pharmacy practice; pharmacokinetic consultations; anticoagulation consultations; code response; medication utilization and outcome evaluation; and medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff education programs.
Pharmacy students from regional schools of pharmacy rotate through our hospital and clinics as part of their core hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy and ambulatory care rotations.