Giant Eagle earns full specialty pharmacy accreditation

8/2/2016

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle Pharmacy has received full Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based independent, nonprofit healthcare accrediting organization that assesses quality standards for the healthcare industry.



“Attaining URAC accreditation is especially exciting given our ability to offer specialty pharmacy customers the unique convenience of our retail pharmacy presence,” stated Mark Doerr, SVP pharmacy for Giant Eagle. “Combining this high level of specialty service and the personal support available in-store has helped to encourage medication adherence, which is critically important to patients taking specialty medications.”



Giant Eagle Specialty Pharmacy is dedicated to providing both choice and convenience in addition to offering patients personal support as they manage complex medical conditions like hepatitis C, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, HIV, human growth hormone deficiency and osteoporosis. Patients can choose to have their specialty medications delivered directly to their home, or they can pick up their medication from one of more than 200 Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations where they can receive face-to-face support like injection training and medication counseling.



“By receiving URAC accreditation, Giant Eagle Pharmacy has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” commented URAC president and CEO Kylanne Green. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare, and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body.”

 


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