Jillian Poutre – Head­ing Up North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal’s Med­i­ca­tion Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Pro­gram

Spe­cial Col­lab­o­ra­tion, Nancy Goss New­port, VT

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Med­i­ca­tion is de­signed to make us feel bet­ter or keep us healthy. How­ever, com­bin­ing cer­tain med­i­ca­tions can have dire, if not deadly, con­se­quences. North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal is con­stantly striv­ing to avoid med­i­ca­tion er­rors.

One of the front­line em­ploy­ees work­ing to avoid such er­rors in the hos­pi­tal and for when the pa­tients re­turn home is Jillian Poutre, CPHT, a hos­pi­tal phar­macy technician. She heads up the hos­pi­tal’s Med­i­ca­tion Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Pro­gram.

“This has been one of the most ful­fill­ing jobs I have ever had,” Jillian said. “The Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Pro­gram helps us avoid un­in­tended harm to our pa­tients.” She is quick to point out that she is only one of many peo­ple at North Coun­try ded­i­cated to work­ing to avoid med­i­ca­tion er­rors. “It’s a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort.”

In ad­di­tion, she praised the ad­min­is­tra­tion for tak­ing this proac­tive step to­ward pro­tect­ing pa­tients.

A 2001 grad­u­ate of Lake Re­gion Union High School in Bar­ton, Jillian joined North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal on Fe­bru­ary 7. Since ar­riv­ing at North Coun­try she has dis­tin­guished her­self as a ded­i­cated, hard worker who cares about the pa­tients the hos­pi­tal serves. Be­fore com­ing to North Coun­try she worked as a phar­macy technician for three years at Copley Hos­pi­tal in

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Jillian Poutre, CPHT, med­i­ca­tion rec­on­cil­i­a­tion pro­gram man­ager, helps keep North Coun­try pa­tients safe.

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