About Us

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Institutional Pharmacies of Louisiana (IPL) is focused on providing the lowest priced, real-world solutions for a variety of facilities within the long-term care industry. We are a single-source solution that supplies acute care institutions with high quality pharmaceuticals, intravenous (IV) drugs and medical supplies. And just as importantly, we offer superior customer service, the convenience of on-demand delivery, registered pharmacists on call 24/7 and much more.

Located in Scott, Louisiana, IPL was founded in 2003 by owner Robert Sonnier and Eric Vidrine – who both gained many years of invaluable experience at several national pharmaceutical companies before establishing their own business. From the very beginning, IPL was dedicated to creating new, better and more cost-efficient ways to meet the unique pharmaceutical, and medical supply needs of medical institutions. Since its founding, IPL has grown from a small three-person operation to become a thriving regional pharmacy with more than 25 dedicated professionals on staff.

IPL serves medical institutions throughout Louisiana – ranging from nursing homes to long-term acute care facilities(LTAC), psychiatric hospitals, physical rehabilitation hospitals and correctional facilities. We are dedicated to partnering with our customers to provide customized solutions, one-on-one service and hands-on attention to doctors, nurses and administrative personnel. Our team has also earned an outstanding reputation for being easy to work with, reliable and professional.

As a closed-door pharmacy, IPL focuses solely on serving medical institutions – so we understand the specialized needs and challenges of these facilities. Our total commitment to service and focus on cost containment are two of the main factors that make IPL stand out from our competitors. Other advantages include same-day delivery six days a week, twice-daily delivery when appropriate, and a pharmacy that is staffed seven days a week. In addition, we are one of the few pharmacies in the region that offers automated Omnicel™ medication cabinets – and we also feature the latest in software technology including FrameworkLinkTM software for absolute efficiency in real-time patient care.

It all adds up to the most cost-effective, secure and reliable pharmaceutical services in the long-term care industry. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about how IPL can provide customizable solutions for your unique needs.

Medication Management

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At IPL we have the experience, hands-on expertise and technology to help medical facilities manage their patients’ pharmaceutical needs safely and effectively. We are proud to be one of the few institutional pharmacies in the area that provides Omnicell™ automated medication cabinets – and were actually one of the first pharmacies in the state of Louisiana to place this technology in a nursing home. In addition, we provide FrameworkLinkTM software to ensure secure and efficient two-way communication throughout the pharmacy process. All of these factors allow us to create higher levels of safety, security and efficiency in medication management for our customers, their patients and medical staff.

Omnicell® Automated Medication Cabinets

IPL offers our customers automated medication cabinets from Omnicell® – a leading provider of comprehensive, technologically advanced medication automation. These mobile medication workstations offer a wide range of benefits including the following:

• Improved medication access and control
• Faster access to “first” doses and “stat” medications
• Complies with Louisiana Board of Pharmacy regulations
• Provides improved compliance and security
• The facility is not billed until the medication is given to the patient (providing real-time billing)
• Automatic medication charting

Medication Carts

IPL offers a variety of innovative medication carts that combine large capacities with security and durability. Many of our state-of-the-art medication carts also offer features including the following:

  • Auto-lock automatic re-locking system
  • Keyless access with manual re-locking
  • Key access with manual re-locking

FrameworkLink Software

This web-based software provides the ultimate in efficient communication between IPL and your facility – including the ability to request new prescriptions, reorders and refills. IPL provides each of the facilities we serve with FREE access to this software. For more information about FrameworkLinkTM, visit our technology page.

We invite you to contact us today to learn more about the medication management products offered by IPL.

Health Care Facility Service

The professionals at IPL are dedicated to partnering with health care facilities to help solve problems while also providing superior customer service and a wide range competitively priced pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. We serve medical institutions ranging from nursing homes to specialty hospitals, long-term acute care facilities, psychiatric hospitals, physical rehabilitation hospitals and correctional facilities.

Our friendly and helpful staff provides personalized attention and one-on-one service – whether it is pharmacist-to-pharmacist or interacting with doctors and nurses on call. We can help to solve problems over the phone while also serving as a medication resource as well as a clinical resource for health care facilities. Our sales and service features also include:

• Timely and consistent delivery of pharmaceutical medications
• Customizable programs to suit each facility’s specific needs with a dedicated pharmacy staff assigned to each facility
• Customizable billing formats
• Blister card Drug packaging or Omnicell® automated medication cabinets

IPL also offers a number of great benefits and advantages including:

• Competitive pricing
• Same-day delivery, six days a week
• Twice-daily delivery when appropriate
• Detailed packing slips, by hall or unit
• After-hours services – registered pharmacist on call 24/7, 365
• Pharmacy staffed weekdays, weekends and holidays
• Extensive pharmacy support for emergency evacuation of facilities
• Clinical services
• Consulting pharmacist services

The full range of pharmaceuticals and products offered by IPL includes:

• Pharmaceuticals
• Intravenous (IV) drugs, solutions and supplies
• Medical supplies

We invite you to contact us today to learn more about any of the services, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies offered by IPL.

Technology

The advanced technology offered by IPL allows us to better serve our customers through increased efficiency, safety, security and convenience. In addition, our technology provides excellent communication between IPL and the facilities we serve – resulting in improved service for everyone from administrators to doctors, nurses and their patients.

FrameworkLinkTM Software

FrameworkLinkTM is a web-based software system that provides the ultimate in efficient communication between IPL and your facility. IPL provides each of the facilities we serve with FREE access to this software.

FrameworkLinkTM empowers your facility staff with trackable, two-way communication that enriches every phase of IPL’s pharmacy process through dynamic information sharing. Some of the main features and benefits of FrameworkLinkTM include the following:

• Allows IPL and your facility to exchange secure, categorized messages
• FrameworkLinkTM users “see” the same database used in the IPL pharmacy
• Facility personnel can access, add and update resident information
• Facility personnel can enter requests for new prescriptions, reorders and refills – and manage non-drug orders
• Facility users can create price quotes for drug products
• Facility users can see the drug orders in the pharmacy workflow and know the status of those orders without calling the pharmacy
• Facility users have immediate access to medical records, facility invoice transactions, management reports and more

In short, FrameworkLinkTM allows you to always have secure, real-time access to the most up to date data available.

Omnicell® Automated Medication Cabinets

IPL offers our customers automated medication cabinets from Omnicell® – a leading provider of comprehensive, technologically advanced medication automation. These high-tech cabinets provide the ultimate in safe, secure and efficient distribution of pharmaceuticals. For more details about Omnicell® automated cabinets, visit our medication management page.

We invite you to contact us today to learn more about the technology offered by IPL.

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