Medication Safety Fair

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has scheduled a medication safety fair in the hospital’s main lobby on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Community members are encouraged to bring their current medications, including any vitamins, herbs and over-the-counter medications, in a bag to the fair, where hospital workers will be assisted by Island pharmacists.

All attending will be given a medication wallet card to collect an accurate and complete list of each patient’s medications, including over-the-counter medications, to share with all members of a patient’s healthcare team.

The hospital will also be collecting expired medications for disposal during the event.

The fair is part of the hospital’s efforts to reduce medication errors. More information about the fair is available by calling Mary Ruocco at 508-693-0410, extension 205.