University of Virginia Health System's Pharmacy Wins Governor's Public Service Award

Aug 02, 2011, 08:00 ET from Talyst

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Talyst congratulates the University of Virginia Health System (UVHS) on being a recipient of Virginia's Governor's Public Service Awards. UVHS's central pharmacy was awarded the Innovation award for implementing automation technology to improve patient safety and inventory control.

"UVHS has done an incredible job transitioning its central pharmacy to improve patient safety and inventory control," said Carla Corkern, Chief Executive Officer at Talyst. "The hospital has worked hard to ensure their patients receive the highest quality of care and the award is well deserved."

Governor Bob McDonnell's Public Service Awards highlight state employees who have shown an exemplary degree of service and dedication to the Commonwealth of Virginia. State Employees were honored in the following categories: Governor's Agency Star, Career Achievement, Community Service, and Volunteerism, Customer Service, Innovation, Teamwork, Workplace Safety and Health and the "30 Day Sprint." An awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, June 28th at the Governor's mansion.

About University of Virginia Health System

The University of Virginia Health System is among the nation's leading academic research health systems in the country. The Health System includes the Medical Center, a teaching hospital with about 580 beds, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The Health System's specialty care has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, America's Top Doctors and the Best Doctors in America database.

About Talyst

Talyst, founded in 2002, helps pharmacies to enhance efficiency, provide greater inventory control and improve patient safety by delivering enterprise-class software and proven hardware components that increase efficiency, lower costs and deliver better patient care. As of 2010, Talyst has installed automated systems in more than 500 acute-care hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, long-term care facilities, and correctional institutions. The company strives to "engineer the safer pharmacy."