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IRMC welcomes Robb McGory as new pharmacy director

Robb McGory, Pharm. D. 

VERO BEACH - Robb McGory, Pharm. D., has joined Indian River Medical Center as pharmacy director. Most recently, McGory was the teaching intensivist at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Pharmacy in Rootstown, OH, where he assumed a leadership role in teaching and research.

Prior to that, McGory was appointed as the founding executive associate dean at the college, where his responsibilities included the oversight of curriculum.

During his career, McGory, a native of upstate New York, has been involved in various research projects about the effects of medication and dosages on patients, pain control and organ transplantation, all resulting in publications in his name and that of his research teams.

McGory received his bachelor of science degree in microbiology from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and his master of science degree in microbiology and bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.

As an interesting aside, McGory has been qualified as a flight instructor since 2000.

As for his new position, McGory said the department of pharmacy is an exciting environment in which to work.

"We have an exceptionally talented group of pharmacists and technicians who are dedicated to high quality patient-centered care. The leadership provided by Anna Heuer, Bill Terneus and Mike Briante has been outstanding and has positioned the hospital well for cost containment as well as growth. The professional attitude of the department as we support physicians, nurses and other team members is very impressive," he said.

"My particular interest is to expand the pharmacy services by organizing student involvement with patient education and medication monitoring prior to discharge, enhancing the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) for patients after discharge (which is capable of reimbursement for services), and establishing pharmacist-enhanced clinics in congestive heart failure, diabetes and hypertension to improve patient compliance and reduced complications/admissions. The future is bright for the Department of Pharmacy!"

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