Jacksonville, FL - Memorial Hospital is excited to announce it is the first hospital in the area to install an automated and interactive medication dispensing kiosk. Rx to Go offers patients, visitors and staff a quick and convenient way to pick up their prescriptions without having to make an extra stop at the pharmacy.
“When people are sick or injured, they want quick and convenient care,” said Andy Miller, Chief Financial Officer at Memorial Hospital. “By bringing the pharmacy vending machine technology to our facility, we are able to improve the care process by offering patients a one-stop experience where they can not only be treated quickly, but they can also pick up their medications before returning home.”
Rx to Go is available 24 hours a day and stocked with a formulary of top-prescribed medications, excluding controlled substances. After a patient scans in their prescriptions and provides payment, the medication is dispensed through the machine. During the process the patient videoconferences with a live pharmacist. They also have the option to pick up the kiosk phone for added privacy.
“This is an innovative concept and the first in-hospital kiosk of its kind in Northeast Florida,” said Dr. Fred Jenkins, Medical Director of the Memorial Hospital ER. “This kiosk allows patients to fill their prescriptions and interact face-to-face with a pharmacist before leaving the ER, which can lead to increased compliance and improved outcomes.”
The kiosk is located in the main lobby of the Memorial Hospital ER and is available to patients, visitors and staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
About Memorial Hospital:
Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Memorial Hospital is known as a leader in quality, compassionate healthcare with a reputation maintained through excellent staff, along with programs of technological advances, growth and expansion to meet the ongoing needs of the community. Memorial Hospital is owned by HCA which operates 169 hospitals and 116 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom.