A new service for patients hospitalized at Cox Monett launched last week. “Meds-to-beds” is a free and convenient bedside delivery service which allows the pharmacist and pharmacy technician to personally deliver the prescription to the patient prior to discharge.
“This is a program we have been working to bring to our patients in Monett for a few months now,” said Scott Kaufman, pharmacy manager at Cox Monett. “The meds-to-beds program has received rave reviews and has quickly become a best practice at CoxHealth in Springfield and Branson, so we knew we wanted to bring it here—it’s something my department could do to contribute to the five star care being delivered in our rural hospital.”
The bedside delivery service program is aimed at saving the patient time so they do not have to make unnecessary stops on the way home from the hospital. It also helps to ensure that patients have all of their medications prior to transitioning back to their home.
to Kaufman, another goal of the program is adherence to medications and patient
safety. “We are sitting down with our patients and taking the time to address
medication-related questions,” he said. “We also understand that patients
who take their medications as prescribed have better outcomes and fewer readmissions.”
Patients will have the opportunity to enroll in the meds-to-beds program upon admission to the hospital.
expansion of the pharmacy and its services are things our patients told us they
wanted,” said Darren Bass, president of Cox Monett. “The hospital’s
pharmacy, currently located on the second floor, is a little out of the way for
patients, so this will help them get medications more easily before leaving the