Tasked with dispensing medicine to 40 children, up to four times a day, the Whaley Children’s Center applied for a grant from The Hagerman Foundation to help make this process run smooth and safe for the children and staff.
Phil Hagerman’s life’s work surrounds the pharmaceutical industry, so when Whaley Children’s Center submitted a grant for medical support, it aligned perfectly. Supporting the medical department at Whaley Children’s Center has allowed them to hire two full-time medical aides, purchase a computer software program called QuickMar, install a fireproof roll-up window, and increase their stock of adhesive bandages and medical supplies.
“Band-Aids are important because our children do not have a mother to kiss their boo boos and make it better,” said Samantha Roth, director of marketing for Whaley’s. “They need something tangible to put on it to make themselves feel better.”
The QuickMar software loads the child’s picture along with all their medical information, greatly reducing the chance for medication errors. The rolling, fireproof door has also made a positive impact for the center by setting a protocol and providing a boundary between the medicine and the children. This allows for a smoother transition of medicine distribution and provides a safe place to keep all medical supplies.