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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Renovation project double size of existing pharmacy to facilitate new IV technology.

RIVA (Robotic IV Automation) automatically and accurately prepares IV syringes and bags – addresses the issues of safety for the patient and the pharmacy technician, efficiency and effectiveness in the pharmacy and the challenges of a changing regulatory environment.

CHOP pharmacists in acompound sterile preparations in a United States Pharmacopeia (USP) 797 environment while producing admixtures in either syringes or bags.  The automation of repetitive and complex tasks reduces the incidence of errors and contamination.

Includes a new workroom, clean room, anteroom, tube room and hazardous room.

Additional phases will include new order entry area, staff lounge, storage rooms and offices.

Project Stats

Incidents in 365 days = 0

Safety Experience Modification Rating 0.802