HCMC Installs New Medication Carousel to Improve Patient Care

CUTLINE: Pictured is the new medication carousel installed in the HCMC Pharmacy.  This new carousel is another effort to ensure patient safety for HCMC.

 Paris, TN – Henry County Medical Center’s Pharmacy Department is excited to announce the launch of its new medication carousel system, The BD Pyxis™ Logistics carousel.  The Pharmacy is the second of several departments that have installed new systems to facilitate better continuity of care for our patients and more detailed monitoring to eliminate the chance of error.

The BD Pyxis™ Logistics carousel will drive automated workflows for the ordering, receiving, picking, and returning of medications for the HCMC Pharmacy team.  BD Pyxis™ Logistics software helps track medications, simplify workflows, improve productivity and reduce medication cost and waste. This solution provides visibility into all medication storage areas, enabling integrated medication management across the hospital.

“Automation in the pharmacy industry has made a tremendous positive impact on patient safety as well as enabled our department to streamline our productivity as HCMC continues to Grow Forward as a facility,” said Paula Bell, Director of Pharmacy at Henry County Medical Center. “As a department, we are excited about this change over from our current product to the cutting edge of technology with BD.”

At Henry County Medical Center we are dedicated to patient safety. The BD Pyxis™ Logistics carousel allows us to service our patients with even greater confidence and ensure the right medication is reaching the right patient. The barcode verification feature reduces risk by confirming the right medication is picked or restocked. This is the first phase of multiple phases of updating HCMC’s medication automation.  The upgrade will continue with BD Pyxis Medstation ES in multiple patient areas, BD Pyxis IV Prep for the preparation of intravenously administered medications, as well as other updates.

For more information about HCMC and our services, check us out online at www.hcmc-tn.org.

About Henry County Medical Center

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 8 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.