SwedishAmerican Earns URAC Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy

SwedishAmerican Hospital is proud to announce that it has earned URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. This award is effective from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2021. By achieving this status, SwedishAmerican has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

“URAC is the ‘gold standard’ for accrediting bodies for specialty pharmacies,” says Tom Carey, director of Pharmacy Services at SwedishAmerican Hospital. “URAC Accreditation puts on even ground with large national chains from a quality and operational standpoint.”

Achieving URAC accreditation is a rigorous process that consists of a two-part review. URAC thoroughly examines the specialty pharmacy’s documents related to policies and procedures to make sure industry best practices are being used. The second phase involves a validation review conducted on-site by URAC’s reviewers to determine the organization is indeed operating in accordance with URAC’s standards. These benchmarks and standards are based on input from independent advisory committees comprised of experts in the delivery of quality healthcare. They are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they remain current and relevant to industry best practices.

“We are honored to have been granted this prestigious and respected accreditation from URAC,” says Don Daniels, executive vice president and chief operating officer at SwedishAmerican. “Receiving accreditation from URAC is a true symbol of excellence in specialty pharmacy.”

“It’s necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients so that desired outcomes are achieved. SwedishAmerican Hospital shows a dedication to patient education and safety through the recognition of quality it received with URAC’s independent accreditation,” says URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “With URAC accreditation, people know that SwedishAmerican strives to adhere to industry best practices.”