MRMC has partnered with Swisslog to implement an innovative approach to packaging and inventory management.
Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) March 11, 2010
Swisslog, a leading provider of automated materials transport and pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals, today announced that Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tenn. has selected Swisslog's Beacon System and ATP High Speed Packager for its pharmacy automation needs.
The revolutionary Beacon System gives small pharmacies the ability to organize medications by activity or use level. It guides picking and stocking with innovative light direction and barcode verification.
The ATP-320 High Speed Packager will be installed to work in conjunction with the Beacon System. The packager will hold 320 canisters of fast-moving medications at a time. The ATP system will package and barcode hundreds of unit and multi-unit doses in minutes, thus saving the pharmacists' time and increasing patient safety.
Installation at Maury Regional Medical Center is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2010.
"Because we want to offer every patient the highest quality of care every day, our medical center has made a commitment to provide additional safety through the use of barcode technology for medication administration," said Maury Regional Pharmacy Director Jeff Binkley, PharmD. "In order to achieve this initiative, MRMC has partnered with Swisslog to implement an innovative approach to packaging and inventory management. The combination of the Beacon System and ATP Packager provides enhanced accuracy, efficiency and flexibility for dispensing medications."
Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is the leading supplier of logistics automation solutions for healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed automated materials transport and pharmacy automation systems in more than 3,000 hospitals and pharmacies around the world, including more than 2,000 in North America. Swisslog offers total systems design, manufacturing, installation and customer support providing a complete supply chain management approach to the logistics challenges of hospitals. The North American division of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is based in Denver, Colo.
About Maury Regional Medical Center
Maury Regional Medical Center is a governmental not-for-profit acute care community hospital with 275 beds located in Columbia, Tenn. Maury Regional has a medical staff of more than 190 physicians, representing more than 30 specialties, and serves approximately 260,000 residents within its southern Middle Tennessee service area. Maury Regional Medical Center was recognized as a Top 50 healthcare system and received the Premier Award for Quality in 2009.
Powers Lake, Wis.-based TCGRx (TCG) manufactures both the Beacon System and ATP High Speed Packagers for distribution throughout the United States by Swisslog. TCG looks at all facets of the pharmacy to bring a total solution that addresses today's needs while leaving options open for the future. TCG's design team creates approaches that mesh seamlessly with its customers' workflow and eliminate the chaos typically associated with pharmacy reconfiguration. Some of the industry's most experienced professionals founded TCG to deliver products and services that improve patient safety and enhance pharmacy efficiency. For more information, visit http://www.tcgrx.com.
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.
Swisslog's solutions optimize customers' production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries rely on.
Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2,000 staff in about 20 countries worldwide. The group's parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit http://www.swisslog.com.