Lowell General Hospital’s Pharmacy Department provides pharmacy services to 400+ hospital beds across two inpatient campuses, multiple urgent care centers, a surgery center and an integrated physician practice organization. To keep up with the needs of the hospital and its health system, Circle Health, our department employs over 70 pharmacists and technicians, utilizes four dispensing pharmacies, and has an operating budget of over $31 million.
The department offers many robust services that can be found at the largest academic medical centers including pediatrics, oncology, warfarin dosing service, pharmacokinetic dosing service, and a compliment of clinical pharmacy services. We have adopted an integrated unit-based pharmacy practice model and are looking to expand those services so that 100 percent of our patients are covered by a pharmacist during their stay.
Our goal is to continue to develop the practice of pharmacy at Lowell General Hospital, and build upon our department’s reputation as a highly desirable place to work and train. We will achieve this goal by utilizing our progressive practice model and dedication to the profession to grow our clinical services, while advancing the skills of our staff.