Symbria Rx Services is a respected and growing long-term care pharmacy services provider that delivers pharmacy services to approximately 6,000 residents in more than 62 skilled nursing and assisted living centers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. They now fill approximately 70,000 prescriptions each month with an accuracy rate that exceeds 99.99 percent.
That translates to 1,250,000 pouches per month across all of their client communities, equating to nearly 2,200,000 million actual doses dispensed per month in strip packaging. About 80% of this packaging is done out of one location, reaffirming the ability to scale these programs with the right technology in place.
Symbria was an early adopter of strip packaging technology, offering this option to skilled nursing communities beginning some 20 years ago. Today, with the COVID-19 pandemic, they are seeing a new focus on infection control concerns and are talking to prospective clients who are looking to transition from card to pouch.
Also, according to one of Symbria’s client communities, GreenFields of Geneva, another real benefit is that the pouch packaging frees up nurses to spend more time administering resident care and spending time with that resident.