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NIH Clinical Center Outpatient Pharmacy reopened in the Southeast wing


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Renovated Pharmacy begins phased opening

Medication preparation and dispensing services will be supported by state-of-the-art automation

Outpatient and Unit Dose Pharmacy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Cutting the ribbon on May 18, 2022, are (left to right) Dr. Richard DeCederfelt, Acting Pharmacy Chief at the NIH Clinical Center; Dr. James Gilman, Clinical Center CEO, Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Alfred Johnson, Deputy Director for Management at NIH and Dr. Marilyn Farinre, Pharmacy Operations Chief. In the background (l-r) are Dr. Tara Schwetz, Acting Principal Deputy Director of NIH, and Dr. Michael Gottesman, Deputy Director for Intramural Research at NIH.

Who says you can’t come home again?

After five years of construction and operating out of temporary locations, the Clinical Center’s Pharmacy has reopened in its renovated space in the Southeast wing on the first floor of the hospital.

Development of the Pharmacy has been guided by four key principles: 

  • Safety of patients and staff; 
  • Efficiency to save time, money and eliminate errors; 
  • Positive staff impact by creating a workplace with high morale, excitement and engagement, and 
  • Regulatory compliance to ensure that the Clinical Center’s Pharmacy meets or exceeds any regulations governing its facility or operations.

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