Past polls have traditionally held pharmacists in high esteem for such characteristics as trust, ethics, and honesty. Creating access to pharmacist’s unique medication knowledge base is a key focus for our community outreach programs. Improving the pharmaceutical care and disease state understanding should never stop at the doors of a hospital or doctor’s office, but should extend into the community. The programs that were completed in 2022 helped to improve medication and disease state knowledge among patients within our community. Patient education is critical to improving their compliance with medications, understanding of disease states, and comfort in communicating with health providers.

The Pharmacy Enterprise provided over 159 community outreach programs in 2022 which included:

  • Adopt a Family
  • Annual Alma Beatty Health and Wellness Fair
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • COVID Vaccine clinics
  • Dispensary of Hope
  • Flu vaccine clinics
  • Mobile COVID clinics
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week
  • Pediatric COVID clinics
  • Vaccination Education
  • Virtual Outreach
  • World Patient Safety Day
  • Young Men's Christian Association Rahway
  • The Retail Pharmacy Network Division continues to maintain and expand the Dispensary of Hope program
  • Qualitas Pharmacy Services provided free medications to indigent patients for a total of $185,852

340B Drug Pricing Program

The RWJBarnabas Health Pharmacy Enterprise fully participates and remains in compliance with the 340B Drug Pricing Program as a means to help our surrounding communities. The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a U.S. federal government program created in 1992 that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations at significantly reduced prices. The intent of the program is to allow health care organizations to stretch scarce federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services. The 340B eligible hospitals within RWJBarnabas Health are: Clara Maass Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJ New Brunswick and the Hemophilia Treatment Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

The Retail Pharmacy Network Division

The Retail Pharmacy Network Division dispensed 1,868 prescriptions under the charity program (Dispensary of Hope) that offers free medications to financially qualified patients

The Retail Pharmacy Network

The Retail Pharmacy Network in kind dollars, sponsored by the hospital, provides medications to patients in need. Clara Maass Medical Center $25,290, Jersey City Medical Center $52,082, Monmouth Medical Center $24,670, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center $134,792, and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center $29,722 for a total of $266,566.

Qualitas Pharmacy Services Divisions

Qualitas Pharmacy Services Divisions provided $318,043 in kind medications to our indigent patients.