As part of Bon Secours’ mission to bring good help to those in need, Bon Secours Virginia now offers the convenient option of hospital bedside prescription delivery through the BedsideRx Program. If a patient chooses to use the BedsideRx service, a pharmacy staff member will deliver and a pharmacist will be available to counsel the patient on his or her discharge prescriptions prior to discharge. The BedsideRx Program makes the transition from hospital to home easier for the patient.
To participate, a patient being discharged from the hospital simply notifies his or her nurse and has his or her prescription insurance card and co-pay method ready. The nurse will contact the outpatient pharmacy. An outpatient pharmacy member collects the prescriptions, insurance card and co-pay method and dispenses the medications from the outpatient pharmacy. A pharmacy staff member quickly delivers the discharge medications to the patient’s bedside. A pharmacist is available for counseling the patient on his or her medications. Beyond providing an easy, time-saving option for obtaining prescriptions and over-the-counter items prior to discharge, the BedsideRx Program can also help improve patients’ adherence and prevent missed doses, which can speed up the healing process.
The BedsideRx service is currently available at several locations:
- good health pharmacy at St. Mary’s Hospital
- good health pharmacy at Richmond Community Hospital
- good health pharmacy at Mary Immaculate Hospital
- good health pharmacy at Maryview Medical Center
- good health pharmacy at DePaul Medical Center
Bon Secours good health pharmacies are a convenient resource for hospital visitors, employees and volunteers.
For more information, please e-mail the BedsideRx pharmacist, Amanda Matassa, at firstname.lastname@example.org.