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Sacred Heart Medical Center Deploys Talyst's Pharmacy Automation for Inventory Control and Improved Patient Safety

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, a member of the Providence Health & Services, has utilized Talyst's innovative pharmacy automation,  AutoPharm®, three AutoCarousel®, and AutoLabel®, for five years.

The technologies provide the hospital with greater inventory control and improved patient safety. With AutoCarousel, the hospital is able to consolidate its drug inventory in a compact footprint. The vertical design provides secure, automated storage and accurate retrieval. In addition, AutoLabel has improved Sacred Heart's patient safety by barcoding and labeling all medications, ensuring virtually 100% of medications are scan-ready at the bedside.

"Talyst's pharmacy automation has dramatically improved our inventory control and processes," said John Woon, Pharm.D., FASHP, Manager, Pharmacy Informatics at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital. "Sacred Medical is now more efficient and has better control of our drug inventories, while ensuring patient safety."

"Our products help our customers minimize storage footprint, and increase efficiencies within the pharmacy," said Carla Corkern, Chief Executive Officer at Talyst."This is critical in a time of drug shortages."

About Talyst
Talyst is a leader in pharmacy automation and engineers the safer pharmacy. Our solutions provide enterprise-wide medication management across your entire health system to offer greater inventory control, enhanced workflow efficiency, and improved patient safety.

As of 2012, Talyst has installed automated systems in more than 600 integrated healthcare systems, acute-care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and correctional institutions. We offer a powerful software platform with a suite of hardware components to meet your specific needs. Follow us on Twitter @Talyst_Inc or visit us at,

About Providence Health Care
Providence Health Care is a member of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. The health system, which affiliated with Swedish Health Services in 2012, employs more than 65,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. In Eastern Washington, the Providence Health Care network of services includes Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital– both nationally recognized for quality care, as well as two critical access hospitals in Colville and Chewelah; and a full continuum of services including home health, assisted living, adult day health, skilled nursing care, and PAML medical laboratories. Providence Medical Group of Eastern Washington includes 275 physicians and advanced practitioners (physicians' assistants and nurse practitioners). Its medical staff includes primary care providers, surgical subspecialists and medical specialists. For more information, visit

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