SOURCE: Crocus Medical Inc.

Crocus Medical Inc.

June 19, 2012 11:21 ET

Leading the Way in Patient Safety: MDM Technology Advances Alabama Dispensary

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Crocus Medical is proud to announce that Turenne PharMedCo, as part of its overall commitment to resident safety has implemented the MDM (Medication Detection Machine) as a key element in its RightMed campaign. Turenne PharMedCo provides pharmacy services to over 5,000 residents in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and other residential institutions in Alabama and Tennessee.

The MDM is an automation tool designed to aid in the verification process of packaged medications. It is ideal for any hospital or long term care pharmacy utilizing automated packaging machines to produce multidose cellophane pouches. The MDM verifies the shape, quantity and color of each medication dispensed in each pouch in seconds, a task which normally takes hours. Not only does it verify the contents, it digitally stores an image of each pouch for future recollection, reports on all aspects of the pouch packaging process and cuts and winds the pouches as required.

"We are embracing pharmacy automation as a means to provide our customers and their residents with even greater service and the highest standard of safety and verification," said Craig Miller, Vice President Operations at Turenne PharMedCo. "The MDM's superior accuracy and ease of operation makes it a natural choice for us, but our real satisfaction comes from knowing we are going that extra step for our residents' safety," said Miller.

"Turenne PharMedCo's adoption of the MDM solidifies them as a true leader in patient safety," stated Ben Szuuts, Sales Manager for Crocus Medical, the company responsible for the sale of this technology in the United States. "PharMedCo did their homework, and has truly advanced safety and efficiency in American Healthcare," said Szuuts. "Their commitment to ensuring no opportunity to eliminate the possibility for a medication error is overlooked is clearly evident in their implementation of this technology and Crocus Medical is very proud to be working with the PharMedCo team."

Crocus Medical is dedicated to improving the safety of medication preparation through the development and supply of specialized error prevention products and equipment to the acute, long term, and community care markets. They specialize in medication compliance and distribution and are backed by over 48 years of industry experience.

Turenne PharMedCo is a full-service long term care pharmacy, medical supply distributor and Medicare Part B billing agent serving the long-term and assisted care, hospice, and home health industries across the Southeast since 1992.

Contact Information

  • Contact Info:
    Crocus Medical Inc.
    Ben Szuuts
    Sales Manager
    Tel: 888-927-6287

    Turenne PharMedCo
    Cushing Phillips
    Director of Marketing
    Tel: 334-244-0200
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