Call: (509) 575-8036
Fax: (509) 575-8700
The pharmacy is a critical department whose work directly impacts patient care at Virginia Mason Memorial. Our pharmacy is among the most sophisticated and progressive in the Northwest.
Every day, all day (and night) the pharmacy team works to fulfill their mission: to provide optimum drug therapy for Virginia Mason Memorial's patients. And, as the only hospital pharmacy in Yakima County with 24/7 service, the pace never slows. The Virginia Mason Memorial Pharmacy Team of more than 20 pharmacists and 26 pharmacy technicians is the expert resource for drug information.
More than filling prescriptions
Pharmacy professionals do more than distribute drugs. They work closely with physicians, nurses and patients to ensure that safe and appropriate drug therapy is rendered as well as educating and informing patients. The pharmacy provides services to Virginia Mason Memorial including: all acute care hospital services, Hospice, North Star Lodge, the anti-coagulation clinic, Infusion Care and the discharge pharmacy.
Virginia Mason Memorial's pharmacy is also actively engaged in several educational programs. The pharmacy's practice residency program provides a one-year post-graduate training experience. Washington State University's College of Pharmacy maintains a joint venture with Virginia Mason Memorial as a major training site for pharmacy students. Two full-time faculty members are based at the hospital. In addition, Memorial offers a board of pharmacy-approved pharmacy technician training program.
Technology patients can depend on
Our bedside Medication Administration System (MAK) uses computers in each patient room to dispense medication quickly and accurately.
It directly links patients to medical information and to our hospital pharmacy, immediately alerting attending and pharmaceutical staff of any patient allergies or complications. Our fully automated pharmacy helps ensure 100 percent accuracy for dispensing medications 100 percent of the time.
Automation and technology allow the Pharmacy Team to increase patient safety through the utilization of barcodes at each step of medication distribution and administration. This also supports redirecting pharmacists from drug dispensing tasks to being available as the drug therapy expert on the patient care team. This innovative technology gets our nurses and pharmacists back to where they want to be—with their patients.
Pharmacy at Creekside
Hours: Monday through Friday / 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Walk-in or Drive-through)
Saturday and Sunday / 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Drive-through only)
Open 7 days a week, the pharmacy at Creekside offers easy access for picking up your medications. Our location has plenty of parking with the convenience of a drive-through window. Your experience is important to us and our friendly staff are here to assist you with all of your pharmacy needs.
We work directly with Virginia Mason Memorial's providers, ensuring we have access to your most up-to-date medical information. If you are seeing your provider today, we can have your prescrition ready soon after the completion of your appointment.
We offer an automated refill request line
Call (509) 573-3808 to request a refill or speak to a pharmacists. We'll contact you when it's ready.
Getting your prescriptions filled somewhere else?
We can get those transferred easily with your permission. Just let us know!