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Community Medical Center

Since 1961, Community Medical Center (CMC) has provided care to the residents of Ocean County, and has grown into the largest and most active health care facility in the county. CMC is a 528 bed fully accredited medical center that is dedicated to advancing the quality of life and health of the community. Community Medical Center offer comprehensive services, including cancer care at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center, wound care at The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, neurology and neurosurgery services, cardiac care and catheterization on and off-site, surgical services, outpatient dialysis, obstetric, pediatric and outpatient infusion services. Advanced care is provided at the Center for Sleep Disorders, the Center for Diabetes Education and the Women’s Imaging Center. CMC also supports a 25 bed on-site, acute rehabilitation center, a 100 bed Emergency Department and many community outreach programs.

Our team of more than 83 pharmacists and technicians provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a hybrid-decentralized model, a surgical Pharmacy satellite and Outpatient Infusion Pharmacy complex. Clinical Generalists provide decentralized clinical services and perform centralized clinical and operational activities. Pharmacy services are provided using technology including computerized physician order entry (CPOE), barcode medication administration (BCMA), automated dispensing cabinets (ADC) and inventory carousel storage. Clinical Generalists provide clinical order and lab review, patient counseling, medication dosing and drug information, as well as dispensing and sterile compounding services. Technicians and pharmacists work together to support efficient and effective patient care.

Community Medical Center has 5 Clinical Specialists who hold multiple board certifications in their respective practice areas. Specialists include 1 in Critical Care, 1 in Infectious Disease and 2 in Emergency Medicine. CMC has one Clinical Faculty from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, who specializes in Critical Care and is a member of the Pharmacy Specialist team. The Clinical Specialists participate in daily patient interdisciplinary rounds in their respective areas, provide evidence based medication recommendations, provide education to the interdisciplinary care team and participate in patient counseling.

Dedication to the profession is shown through the student preceptor program with Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as well as through our on-site pharmacy residency programs. CMC is proud to have achieved an eight-year ASHP accredited residency program for two PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents as well as an eight-year ASHP accredited PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program. Continuous Learning and improvement for the entire staff is a core principle of the department. Team members provide presentations at the local, state, national and international levels and routinely publish original research in peer-reviewed journals. The Pharmacy Department leads investigational studies and provides education for the nursing and medical staff. The Pharmacy Department also participates in many community outreach programs.

The Pharmacy Department is committed to providing safe, effective and cost-conscious service as we support the mission of our medical center in caring for the community we serve. We are equally dedicated to advancing the Pharmacy profession and elevating our team members to their fullest potential while striving to meet CMC’s and RWJBarnabas Health System’s mission, vision and values.

Community Medical Center Pharmacy Leadership