The Loretto Hospital Pharmacy
Medication & Prescription Fulfillment for Patients
Whether you are an inpatient or outpatient, there is a good chance you
will be prescribed medication during your treatment. The pharmacy department
provides medication-related care for all patients admitted to the medical
facility. Through this service, patients can receive prescriptions and
have them filled in one convenient location.
The pharmacy staff follows healthcare quality requirements to ensure that
medications are prepared and dispensed in a manner to safely, effectively
and efficiently treat patients and achieve desired outcomes. Our pharmacists
and pharmacy technicians are licensed and certified in accordance with
the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Pharmacist & Doctor Collaboration
More and more hospitals are adding on in-house pharmacies so that patients
can receive better-coordinated care between a doctor and pharmacist. Oftentimes,
retail pharmacists do not provide the drugs prescribed by a hospital doctor.
Many hospital medications are more powerful than anything a retail pharmacist carries.
Hospital doctors can consult with the in-house pharmacist and discuss the
patient’s conditions, the dosage they need, and their timetable
for taking medication. Given that hospital patients need more intense
and focused care than others, it has become impartible for doctors to
have patients fill prescriptions at pharmacies they have no relationship with.