South Georgia Medical Center honored its pharmacy professionals as the March Hospital Heroes at its monthly Board of Directors meeting.
SGMC Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer Randy Smith stated, “The members of our pharmacy team been key to our success in providing COVID vaccines to patients and staff, and we would not have had the success we’ve had today without their efforts.”
SGMC has administered over 18,000 COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and patients across the region of South Georgia.
Within the last year, the SGMC pharmacy team has processed more than 1.7 million medications for inpatients and the medical oncology pharmacy has provided over 44,000 doses of chemo therapy, complex biologicals and other therapies to patients. More than 42,000 prescriptions have been given at the new SGMC main campus pharmacy that opened up this past year.
The pharmacy team has also been very influential in the distribution of the monoclonal antibody treatment given to patients to help reduce the effects of COVID-19.
Smith said, “You are all amazing heroes. You each have our sincere thanks and compliments for going above and beyond and consistently providing lifesaving care every day during this past year. We are more than fortunate to have you as members of the South Georgia Medical Center team.”