U.S. News & World Report released their 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings. Nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide were evaluated based on analysis gathered on performance in adult and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Only 20 hospitals performed the best to make the Honor Roll. About 60% of the Top 20 hospitals are Medical Packaging Inc. (MPI) customers and many are repeat customers with more than one MPI packaging solution being utilized in their facility.
The rankings for the Honor Roll consider 16 areas of complex specialty care and 9 specific procedure and conditions such as heart bypass and lung cancer surgery. Hospitals receive points for both the specialty rankings and procedure and condition ratings to make the Honor Roll, which has a maximum total of 480 points. The higher their rank in specialties and if they earn a “high performing” in the ratings, the more points they acquired.
The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings acknowledges hospitals for outstanding performance in delivering complex and common care.
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(Flemington, NJ) – Medical Packaging Inc. (MPI), a leading manufacturer of unit-dose medication and pharmaceutical packaging and labeling solutions, is one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in New Jersey, according to NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal.
MPI ranked No. 13 out of 31 finalists in the small employer category, consisting of 15-49 employees. The Best Places to Work in New Jersey awards program recognizes and honors the state’s top employers who show a dedication to their employees’ professional growth and quality of life.
“We are honored to have earned a place on The Best Places to Work in New Jersey list this year,” said Andrew Bartels, President & CEO of MPI. “Our employees are our most valuable resource and they are essential to the outstanding service we provide to customers as well as the overall success of the company. We take great pride in creating an inclusive, high-performance environment based on our corporate core values to provide a culture for employees to thrive.”
Winners were determined through a two-part company assessment process conducted by the Best Companies Group. The first part consisted of an employer questionnaire on company policies, practices and demographics. The second part was an employee survey to measure engagement and satisfaction. The information collected from the process produced a detailed set of data used to rank participating companies.
In the article entitled “Develop an Effective Unit Dose Packaging Strategy” published in Pharmacy Purchasing & Products, Mark T. Edgerly, RPh, director of pharmacy at Elmira Psychiatric Center in New York, discusses their unit dose repackaging strategy, which utilizes MPI’s Auto-Print® and Fluidose® unit dose packaging systems. The importance of bar coding, a vendor’s customer service department and staff training were factors in determining their approach. Learn more about their method and benefits realized with the facility’s repackaging strategy.
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When it comes to neonates and pediatric patients, one size does not fit all. Dosing is typically based upon the patient’s weight and, to a lesser extent, age and/or body surface area. To manage these various dosage requirements, doses are custom tailored and subsequently prepared manually for each patient. This individual repackaging of oral liquid medications tends to be a time-intensive process.
For Enrico Ligniti, Pharm.D., Director, Pediatric Pharmacy Service Line for Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens, New York, utilizing the Auto-Draw® and AutoWrap® Oral Syringe Filling Labeling System to batch-fill weight-range–based doses seemed like a potential opportunity for increasing efficiency and improving safety in his pediatric pharmacy.
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Medical Packaging Inc. (MPI) is pleased to announce a new 7mL unit dose cup for use in the Fluidose® Series liquid packaging systems. This cup remains easy to open and allows for plenty of room for printed medication and barcode information. The reduction in size reduces headspace lessening the effects of oxidation, improving the stability of repackaged drugs. The new cup supports any fill up to 7mL and is an addition to MPI’s existing 15, 25, and 35mL cup line. It’s available in all standard colors and compatible with all existing Fluidose® Series liquid packaging systems.