The mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to promote and provide safe and effective medication therapy for all patients at Monroe Carell. Our team is committed to providing the highest quality of care for you and your child.
When it comes to medications, children's needs differ from those of adults. Monroe Carell's pharmacists have additional training to help you and your child understand medications and their safe use.
We will work with your doctor to prepare needed medications when your child is discharged. In some units, medications will be delivered to the bedside and a pharmacist will provide specific education and training.
The outpatient pharmacy is located on the second floor of Monroe Carell, near the Friends Shop and the main hospital elevators.
Daily, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The inpatient pharmacy is always open. Pharmacists manage
- Medication order entry, preparation and delivery
- Drug therapy recommendations
- Drug information consultations
- Therapeutic drug monitoring recommendations
- Patient care rounds
- Medical emergency management
- Advancement of pharmacy-related technology, personalized medicine, quality improvement projects and a variety of ambulatory care clinics
Why Choose Vanderbilt's Pediatric Outpatient Pharmacy
- Unique formulations
Our pharmacies routinely compound medications into formulations you would not easily be able to find elsewhere.
- Personal counseling
Our pharmacists are available to you for medication and disease-management counseling and to answer your questions. When it's time for your child to leave the hospital, we also provide discharge medication and instructions.
- Advanced support
Our pharmacists and technicians use advanced support systems to enhance pharmaceutical care to our patients. Many online resources are available via computer workstations in the hospital through the Eskind Biomedical Library.