With summer in full swing, it is important to be aware of protecting yourself from the sun. As a board-certified dermatologist, I am passionate about skin cancer detection, prevention and treatment. Lima Memorial’s recently established dermatology program is committed to provide individualized treatment plans to fit each patient’s need.
Summer is in full swing with school breaks, vacations and fun-packed with outdoor activities amongst family and friends. But, on a more serious note, summer is also the time when hospitals across the country experience critical blood shortages. The demand for blood for patients in need is constant throughout the entire year. Unfortunately, summer activities often overshadow scheduling a blood donation. In fact, it is estimated blood donations drop as much as 25% during the summer months. This is a dramatic decrease of something that is vital to saving lives.
With a new urgency to lower readmissions and improve patient outcomes, a dynamic approach was needed to address these issues. As a result, Lima Memorial’s Outpatient Pharmacy created the region’s only meds-to-beds service model. Commitments were made to ensure that the first and only stop after leaving the hospital would be the patient’s home, not another pharmacy, and patients would leave the hospital with all of their medications.