Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center

The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center constitutes a free-standing 100 bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults, and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders. We are committed to serving our patients and providing a high level of care for psychiatric patients.

The pharmacy is located centrally in the building and is a pillar of providing medications, technical knowledge, research, and problem solving throughout the building. The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center utilizes computerized physician order entry (CPOE), automated dispensing cabinets (ADC) on all units, and barcode medication administration. This allows the pharmacy to operate at high efficiency so pharmacists are able to focus on clinical aspects of patient’s treatment. One unique aspect of the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center is that our prescribers are hired by our hospital. This allows the pharmacy to work very closely with prescribers. Our prescriber rely on the pharmacy greatly and enjoy working one-on-one with the team. Our pharmacists round on patients and attend treatment team on each unit. The clinical aspects our pharmacy currently provides : pain consultations, anticoagulation monitoring and dosing, monitoring of all drug levels, medication reconciliation, medication education through inpatient and outpatient groups, diabetes education to inpatients and outpatients, and antimicrobial drug monitoring.

The pharmacy has 3 full time pharmacists, 2 during day hours and 1 during nighttime hours. The pharmacy also has 3 part time pharmacists who are utilized to allow the pharmacy to provide our clinical services. The pharmacy at Barnabas Behavioral provides precepting to over 20 students per year and in addition has one ASHP accredited PGY-1 resident.

Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Pharmacy Leadership

Kim Walsh, RPh, MBA
Director of Pharmacy Operations & PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Henry Leach, PharmD, Clinical Coordinator
Margaret Kosc, RN, MHA
Pharmacy System Analyst at Behavioral Health and Monmouth Medical Center