Pharmacy Mission

The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Services is to provide pharmaceutical care to all patients through the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes that improve a patient’s quality of life. This is accomplished through the integration of clinical practice and coordination of the effective provision of medication therapy.

Specific functions performed to accomplish the most responsible care include:

  • Leadership in the development of organizational standards regarding safe and effective medication use.
  • Guidance in the appropriate selection, administration, monitoring and anticipated outcomes of medication therapy.
  • Identification of potential and actual drug-related problems, to resolve actual drug-related problems, and to prevent potential drug-related problems.
  • Effective procurement, distribution and assurance of proper control of all pharmaceuticals used within the organization.
  • Evaluation and dissemination of information about drugs and their use to patients and patients’ families, the medical staff and other health care practitioners.
  • Participation in education and training of health care practitioners regarding drugs and drug therapy, and promote the pharmaceutical care philosophy of practice.
  • Initiation and support of medical and pharmaceutical research and to report the findings through presentations at professional meetings and publications in the medical and pharmaceutical literature.
As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.