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.


 
 

 
police5

99th SFS honors fallen wingmen during National Police Week

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Airmen assigned to the 99th Security Forces Squadron participate in a 10K memorial ruck march for National Police Week at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13. The march was one of...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

Dispelling remotely piloted aircraft myths

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III conducts an all-call with the men and women of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Ba...
 
 
Courtesy photo

Yokota aircrew recounts Nepal earthquake

Courtesy photo Members of the U.S. Air Force view the damage in Nepal firsthand following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that damaged many parts of the country. KATHMANDU, Nepal— We were tasked with taking an 11-man...
 

 
EOD6

IEDs, UXOs no problem for EOD

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Senior Airman Kalin Fuller, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal journeyman looks out from inside his bomb suit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13. Be...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Maintenance shop saves $9 Million through innovative process

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Curtis Klitzka, 547th Intelligence Squadron sheet metal painter, uses a drill to attach a roof to a golf cart at the Threat Training Facility Maintenance Shop on Nellis Air...
 
 
Golf2

Disabled veterans discover ‘Hope’ through golf program

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Participants in the Professional Golfers’ Association of America Hope Program practice their swing at the driving range on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 14. The PGA Ho...
 




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