Published on November 18, 2021

Pharmacy Robot Increases Safety, Efficiency

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy recently installed a new robot that will help fulfill prescriptions for hospital patients, decreasing the chance for errors and increasing efficiency. 

The robot, Omnicell’s XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System, is a $1.7 million investment that uses a barcode system to scan and sort the medications needed for prescriptions. The robot will pull medications for hospital patients, bag, seal and label them before dispensing each medication for the pharmacy to dispense to patients. 

This technology is in fewer than 100 hospitals throughout the country and demonstrates Owensboro Health’s dedication to patient safety. With a more efficient robotic system, team members have more capacity to focus on a clinical level and more time to be on the floor treating patients. 

To learn more, watch the robot in action in this video:

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.