Department of Pharmacy
 
 

Department of Pharmacy

The South Florida Baptist Hospital Department of Pharmacy is committed to providing high quality comprehensive and cost-effective pharmaceutical care to the patients we serve. We are dedicated to providing education and training for health care practitioners to improve patient care.

South Florida Baptist Hospital is part of the BayCare Health System, which is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of 14 not-for-profit hospitals and outpatient facilities consisting of imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient's lifetime. With more than 195 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

The Department of Pharmacy is responsible for medication distribution and clinical pharmacy services for approximately 147 acute care beds. Our staff at South Florida Baptist consists of a pharmacy manager, 6 clinical pharmacists and 10 pharmacy technicians.

Clinical pharmacists are actively involved in medication order review, therapeutic monitoring, patient care planning and management, student education, and are an integral part of the South Florida Baptist health care team. We provide clinical services in a variety of fields including hematology/oncology, cardiology, critical care, antibiotic stewardship, surgery, nutritional support, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. We have become de-centralized to better accommodate our physicians and nurses along with assisting in direct patient care. Some of our new services include CHF education/counseling, glycemic control, and pain management or PCA consults. Additionally, pharmacy technicians play a critical role in the drug distribution system with the use of an automated point of care dispensing system. We also have ED technicians who complete the medication reconciliation for newly admitted patients and capture high risk patients on pain meds, diabetic meds and anticoagulants.