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IVH Small Shield Pharmacy Services 


  • 7 Full Time Pharmacists
  • 9 Full Time Technicians
  • 1 Drake Pharmacist
  • 1 courier
  • 1 Administrative Assistant
  • 1 Billing clerk
  • 1 Pharmacy Bureau Chief

Pharmacy Orders

  • Orders are received in the pharmacy and evaluated by a certified technician and then a registered pharmacist.
  • Orders are screened for interactions and appropriateness for the resident

Staff screening orders


Pharmacy Service

  • Orders are filled by a certified technician in delivery systems related to the resident
  • A registered pharmacist performs a final check before the prescription is dispensed.
  • The IVH pharmacy processes approximately 9,000 orders a month.
Staff processing orders



The IVH pharmacy is a rotation site for Drake Pharmacy Students. We are an experiential site and a clinical site sharing our knowledge and experience with future pharmacists.

Photo of Students


Drug Information

  • Pharmacy staff assist in determining appropriate dosing, times and delivery systems for resident’s medication. Pharmacists are in house to give drug information to the medical staff, nursing and residents.


Going over drug information


Pharmacy Healthcare Team Member

  • Provider of pharmacy systems
  • Educator
  • A drug information source
  • Consultant
  • Medication regimen reviews


Sterile Medications

  • The Iowa Veterans Home pharmacy has an USP 797 IV room to compound sterile medications such as intravenous medications and injectables.
  • The glove box is tested and certified by an outside company biannually and in house monthly. 
  • Personnel are tested annually for knowledge and technique.

Staff working in the sterile shield




Pharmacists meet with residents to review and council on medication regimen.


Medication Regimen Reviews

  • All residents have their medication regimens reviewed each month by a pharmacist.


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Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: 641-752-1501
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