Local

August 10, 2012

Satellite pharmacy reopens drive-thru service

Tags:
By Airman1st Class Timothy Young
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Capt. Sang Ngo, 99th Medical Support Squadron outpatient pharmacy chief, loads the new trans trax system with a prescription on Aug. 7, 2012, at the satellite pharmacy at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The satellite pharmacy opened the drive-thru on Aug. 6, 2012, after a $100,000 upgrade.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Support Squadron Satellite Pharmacy reopened Aug. 6 after improvements to its three-lane drive-thru were finished.

The upgrade cost $100,000 and involved 300 man hours to enhance the Trans Trax, the system used to transfer items between the pharmacy and the drive-thru.

The new Trans Trax system has been specifically designed to transfer larger prescriptions and is expected to ease visits, while cutting visit time in half, because customers are no longer restricted to which lane they use to the size of their prescriptions.

Lt Col. Christina Zotto, 99th MDSS Satellite Pharmacy Flight commander, said the upgrades should better customer experiences because customers don’t even need to leave their vehicles to receive good service.

Capt. Daniel Lim, 99th MDSS Satellite Pharmacy chief, said the drive-thru service is a great tool for picking up prescriptions because it allows patrons to avoid long lines inside the building.

The Trans Trax upgrade is just one of many ongoing improvements to the pharmacy. The upgrade ties in with the earlier two lane expansion of the drive-thru, the lane expansion costing $600,000 alone.

Staff are currently planning on moving pharmacists closer to the drive-thru windows for customer convenience and purchasing new furniture.

There are around 130 people that work for both the hospital and satellite pharmacies and 54 are volunteers.

The satellite pharmacy is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and the hospital pharmacy is open 24/7.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

823rd MXS decreases aircraft maintenance time, saves AF money

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman William Georgen [left], 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural mainframe journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Nate Mainville, 823rd MXS aircraft structural ma...
 
 

Analog Leadership in a Digital World

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — In today’s military, every service member is a leader, and we all live in a “digital world.” Look around any gathering of people; most of us are online with some form of computer or electronic device the majority of time we are awake. At home station or deployed, portable electronic devices...
 
 
newcomers

Newcomer’s orientation offers useful information

Incoming members of the Nellis community gather together for a Right Start Newcomers Orientation briefing at The Club, July 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the peak permanent change of station season, approximately 750...
 

 
F35e

Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire to...
 
 

AF implements career intermission pilot program

WASHINGTON — Up to 40 active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers and enlisted members who meet eligibility requirements will be offered between one and three years of partially-paid time out of uniform to focus on personal and professional pursuits under the Career Intermission Pilot Program, or CIPP, Air Force officials announced July 30....
 
 
summer-safety

Grilling: prevent damage, injury by keeping it safe

U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler1 Every summer, people across the country get out their grills to barbecue food. Along with this fun tradition comes many potential fire and other safety hazards. A...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin