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 Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Weapons School welcomes new commandant

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Michael Drowley (right), U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, accepts the USAFWS guidon from Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, during the USAFWS’s cha...
 
 

Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews. Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases...
 
 

Quiet pioneer wanted to fly

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Maj. Gen. Dewey K. K. Lowe didn’t set out to be a pioneer; like many of his generation, he just wanted to fly. Born to immigrant parents in 1924 in Oakland, California, his father died when he was just two, leaving his now-widowed mother to raise three small children....
 

 

US Embassy Singapore, AF team up for diplomatic success

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, recently passed away at the age of 91. Given Lee’s stature and standing, all of us at U.S. Embassy Singapore expected a large state funeral and a high-level U.S. delegation would be named and arriving soon; the funeral was just a few short days away. It didn’t...
 
 

Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

WASHINGTON — The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades. The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America’s Air Force:...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Marion is a 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Marion was recognized by Air Force leadership for constructing a device dubbe...
 




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