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New automated pharmacy at Mercy

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids is opening a new automated pharmacy this week which will enhance patient safety.

It's the first of its kind in Iowa and one of just a few nationally.

The 7,500 square foot automated pharmacy stores, selects, returns, and restocks medication.
It virtually never makes a mistake

"Obviously having patient safety is our biggest concern here at Mercy," Pharmacy Director Desmond Waters said.  "Having a machine where we can ensure that at all times is fabulous."

The new robotic medication system will also increase process efficiency.  It is expected to be implemented on Thursday.

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