• 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA

General Information/Questions

Inside Barton Memorial Hospital
2170 South Avenue
S. Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

Phone:  530.543.5883
Fax:  530.541.7940

Department Supervisor

Teriann Cherry, Interim Director of Pharmacy

HOURS

Barton Memorial Hospital's Pharmacy is not open to the public for prescription filling/refilling. It is used only to provide medications to patients at the hospital.

Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pharmacist on call nightly

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Provides medication distribution and clinical pharmacy service to all inpatient departments, outpatient departments, and clinics. 

  • The pharmacy computer system controls the automated medication dispensing systems throughout the hospital.

  • Inpatient medication needs include: pharmacokinetic consultations, a drug monitoring program, as well as sterile admixture of IV Piggyback solutions and regular IVs & TPNs.

SERVICES

  • Drug Monitoring: The use of all medications is monitored. The hospital's computer system automatically monitors for drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, and drug allergies, high-alert medications and patient renal status. 

  • IV-Admixture Service: The Pharmacy staff mixes all medications given intravenously using aseptic, sterile technique, in a laminar flow hood located in a Clean Room.  All staff are tested for competency in aseptic technique. This assures a sterile IV medication admixture.

  • Nutritional Support: The Pharmacy Department consults with the physicians and dietitians in the hospital in preparing IV nutritional support, compounded and dispensed to patients needing nutritional support.

  • Renal Monitoring: Patients with poor renal function are monitored because of the inability to eliminate certain drugs from their bodies. Dosage adjustments are recommended by the pharmacist for these drugs.

  • Drug Information: provided to nurses, physicians, and patients as needed. Computerized printouts are available through the Pharmacy Department on all drugs kept in the Pharmacy.