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Barnabas Health Retail Network

Community pharmacists are responsible for a variety of patient-centered activities including but not limited to dispensing prescription and non-prescription medications, educating and counseling patients, screening for and providing vaccinations, identifying and addressing potential drug interactions, and optimizing patient care. Community pharmacists must work within legal and ethical guidelines set by many different regulatory agencies, including the State Board of Pharmacy, Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration, and third-party payers.

The Barnabas Health Retail Pharmacy network currently operates six pharmacies that offer convenient prescription services to the general public, patients, and employees. Our on-site pharmacies offer our patients a convenient method to address their discharge medication needs after doctors’ appointments, clinic visits, outpatient procedures, and inpatient hospitalizations. Our complimentary bedside medication delivery service by our pharmacy discharge advocates provides patients a more efficient transition during discharge. In addition, this service allows our professional staff to educate patients on the importance of medication adherence and address any questions or concerns that patients may have prior to discharge. Our pharmacies also carry a comprehensive line of specialized medications and devices to meet the needs of our discharge populations and hospital programs.

This past year, the retail pharmacy enhanced its clinical services and went live on Epic Willow Ambulatory at four locations: Greenville, Jersey City Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. The Dispensary of Hope program, which improves medication access to under-served populations by providing donated medications at no charge, was maintained at five retail locations. During 2023, community outreach programs expanded to 27 facilities/groups with educational topics including preventive medicine, medication safety, vitamins and supplements, and vaccine updates.

The retail pharmacy intends to build upon its robust patient care and clinical service programs in 2023. Initiatives include expanding and maximizing EPIC’s retail platform and reporting, increasing immunization awareness including COVID-19 and RSV vaccination administration, optimizing third-party reconciliation receivable procedures, establishing insulin availability under the Dispensary of Hope program, implementing a medication Track and Trace program, and remodel the retail pharmacy at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Patient-centered Community Outreach Education and Screening Programs

  • Bethany Senior Center – Newark, NJ
  • Bishop Taylor Manor – East Orange, NJ
  • Edward and Lois Gray Apartments – Irvington, NJ
  • Friday Friends – Millburn, NJ
  • Livingston Senior Center – Livingston, NJ
  • New Hope Village – Newark, NJ
  • NJ Reentry Corporation – New Brunswick, NJ
  • Old Guard Senior Citizens of Livingston – Livingston, NJ
  • Senior Wellness Connection (NBI) – Newark, NJ
  • Westfield Senior Housing – Westfield, NJ

Additional Services Offered by our Pharmacy Network Include

  • Tailored clinical services based on individual facility needs
  • Bedside medication delivery prior to discharge
  • Prescription delivery (some restrictions may apply)
  • Adult Immunizations (where available)
  • Popular generic prescription plans offered ($4 for 30 days, $10 for 90 days on select generic medications)
  • Medication discount card program (offered as needed)
  • Individualized medication consultation available on every prescription
  • Computerized year-end tax records and insurance receipts
  • Healthcare Provider In-service Education
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medications available with a 20% discount to all employees
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) cards accepted
  • Charity Care Prescription Programs
  • Contracted pharmacy to our 340B hospitals
  • All major insurance plans accepted: NJ Medicaid, CVS/Caremark, Horizon BC/BS of NJ, Express Scripts, Horizon NJ Health, Optum Rx, and Medicare Part D Plans
  • Support system-based care transitions, adult immunizations, medication adherence, and medication therapy management (MTM)

Barnabas Health Retail Network Leadership