Pharmacists at Blythedale


The Pharmacy at Blythedale Children’s Hospital prepares and delivers all medication doses following a unit dose distribution model. 

The Department is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to patients and staff. Our pharmacists prepare compounds for both enteral and parenteral specialty medications, and provides individualized patient specific weight based unit doses.

Our team reviews the appropriateness of all medication orders, performs admission and discharge medication reconciliations, as well as provide drug therapy and drug monitoring recommendations to the medical and nursing staff.

Pharmacist prepares an IV medication 

Staff are active members of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Medication Safety, Infection Prevention and Quality of Care committees.

The Pharmacy plays an integral role in supporting the technological components of the Medication Management system including Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)- MEDITECH, Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) MEDITECH, Omnicell Automated Dispensing Cabinets and Alaris Smart IV infusion pumps.

A pharmacist works with one of the Omnicell Automated Dispensing Cabinets on our inpatient unit. 


Contact Information:

Pharmacy Staff

Prad Ananthasingam, Pharm.D., M.B.A.
Director of Pharmacy

The department is staffed with seven pharmacists, including a pediatric Board Certified clinical pharmacist and six certified pharmacy technicians.

Larry Levine and members of Senior Management cut the ribbon on the new pharmacy

Blythedale Children's Hospital Cuts the Ribbon on their New Pharmacy

Blythedale Children's Hospital recently cut the ribbon on the new 3,400 square foot pharmacy that offers state-of-the-art medical treatments for our patients.