The UF Health Shands Pharmacy Services team’s work is often done behind the scenes, but it has a big impact on our patients.
With a staff of more than 250 pharmacists, technicians and support staff, the team collaborates to provide safe, high-quality pharmaceutical care.
“I’m really proud of the patient care activities that our staff provides every single day,” said Thomas Johns, Pharm.D., BCPS, director. “Our mission is to provide quality care and patient safety and we take that very seriously. We also take pride in offering professional development. We recently launched a new technician training program that helps educate, develop and graduate our pharmacy technicians, which directly benefits our patients and the hospital system.”
Every day, the team verifies about 5,000 inpatient medication orders and fills 750 outpatient prescriptions, totaling more than 2 million orders a year. Additionally, the inpatient pharmacy staff prepares and delivers about 3,000 medications daily. Here’s a look at how a patient may interact with the team throughout a stay at one of our hospitals.