DANSVILLE – Noyes Hospital is putting its pharmacists at the center stage during National Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Week. Not only is it a chance to give a nod to some of the health workers our families depend on, but an opportunity to bring a rapidly developing career field under the spotlight.
According to Frank DeMarzo, Noyes Health Pharmacy Department Director, pharmacists deserve kudos for doing what they do, which extends far beyond making and dispensing medications. DeMarzo says that the evolution of the pharmacist’s role has been especially dramatic in recent years, as pharmacists have moved beyond compounding and dispensing medications to become a crucial part of “multidisciplinary patient-care teams.”
“Many consumers are not aware that pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors,” DeMarzo said. “Pharmacy Week is a great way to educate the public about how pharmacists can help them get the most benefit from their medicine.”
Noyes Health officials say the Week is intended to draw public attention to the new technology, as well as the deployment of highly trained and certified technicians, that lets pharmacists work more efficiently than ever. As technology continues to progress, patients will find pharmacists having more involvement in their care.
“Frank and his team play a crucial role in patient care,” said Cynthia Oswald, Director of Public Relations for Noyes Health. “We know how fortunate we are to have such a dedicated group of professionals in the Noyes Health Pharmacy Department.”
Photo Left to right: Lorna Schledorn, Certified Pharmacy Technician; Everett Hunt, Pharmacist; and Frank DeMarzo, Pharmacist and Pharmacy Department Director.