Robotic Medication Retrieval System Improves Workforce Efficiency at St. Mary’s Medical Center

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado–()–Swisslog Health, a leading healthcare technology provider, has installed one of the world’s largest robotic drug retrieval systems at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. The box selector from Swisslog Healthcare increases the efficiency of medication packaging, distribution and retrieval. This operational technology improves personnel management in the central pharmacy of healthcare facilities and supports an accurate pharmaceutical workflow.

Rudy Bormann, director of pharmacy services at St. Mary’s Medical Center, chose the BoxPicker with the goal of increasing pharmacy services and facility efficiency. With the increased efficiency of the BoxPicker, St. Mary’s technicians now have additional capacity to improve more pharmacy practices and contribute to the overall health of St. Mary’s Medical patients.

“We are always looking for innovative ways to support our patients and caregivers at St. Mary’s,” said Rudy Bormann, director of pharmacy services at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. “The technology we needed to meet our needs had to solve previously unmet problems and have modular options that we can add as we grow and establish new workflows. »

Hospital pharmacies are stretched thin without adequate staff due to national labor shortages during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The BoxPicker automates repetitive tasks that previously had to be done individually by people, allowing people in place to focus more on tasks directly related to patient care. Innovations in healthcare automation such as the BoxPicker are helping to relieve stress on hospital teams across the country.

“This is a perfect example of how Swisslog Healthcare is pushing the boundaries of innovation,” says Anthony Pugliese, Commercial Director of Medication Management at Swisslog Healthcare. “We are very proud of how this integrated solution provides a secure and efficient medication management system.”

Swisslog Healthcare provides medication management technology, which creates an indispensable synergy for the needs of hospitals and patients – giving and receiving the right medications at the right time. Their technology can be found in hospitals across North America and gives healthcare professionals the ability to focus on important tasks, such as allowing a small staff to focus on non-automated tasks.

About Swisslog Healthcare

Swisslog Healthcare provides integrated drug supply chain solutions to hospitals and healthcare systems to help providers treat patients across the continuum of care. Integrating transport and pharmacy automation, value-added services and intelligent software, Swisslog Healthcare enables healthcare providers to respond to patient needs quickly and with greater precision. The company minimizes many sources of operational waste, so providers achieve higher levels of productivity to positively impact patient well-being. For more information, visit Swisslog Healthcare is a member of the KUKA Group, one of the world’s leading providers of intelligent automation solutions. For more information, visit

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