Thrifty White Pharmacy, an employee-owned, retail, long term care, and specialty pharmacy, announced today that its central specialty pharmacy has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.
“We applaud Thrifty White Pharmacy on achieving URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “In today’s health care market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality health care.”
Thrifty White has been providing local pharmacy services for the last 130+ years, most recently expanding capabilities to service specialty patients across all 50 states. With specialty medication pickup available at 90 retail locations, Thrifty White offers a unique specialty pharmacy experience, using face-to-face pharmacist interactions to drive better therapy outcomes.
In addition to local pickup, these complex patients receive full specialty pharmacy support services from the specialty team.
“URAC accreditation validates our comprehensive specialty pharmacy program” said Jeremy Faulks, PharmD, and Director of Thrifty White’s Specialty Pharmacy “Our program offers a solution for patients who value their local pharmacist and this continuity of care delivers better outcomes, ultimately reducing healthcare costs.”
President and CEO Bob Narveson continued “We are excited to receive specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC for our specialty site. Thrifty White has pioneered multiple industry changing solutions, such as RxMedSync and HealthyPakRx. This accreditation is an example of how we are 100% committed to delivering the best patient care and exceeding the expectations of our stakeholders.” Over the past 12 months, Thrifty White has delivered PDC adherence scores above 93% for specialty patients, echoing this commitment.
About Thrifty White Pharmacy
Thrifty White Pharmacy traces the company’s origin back to 1884 when H.E. White opened the North Dakota Territory’s first drug store in Jamestown. Today, Thrifty White Pharmacy is a regional chain of 95 pharmacies across the upper mid-west. Thrifty White has implemented state of the art technology and central processing pharmacies to provide comprehensive clinical services to our patients, including an industry leading med-sync program. Our specialty pharmacy solution leverages a combination of in-house teams and a partnership with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to provide the customized, high-touch patient management needed for accreditation and to ensure patients across our network receive the best care.
Thrifty White is changing the industry by doing the right things for their patients — focusing on healthy outcomes, driving down health care costs, keeping people out of hospitals and making pharmacy services readily accessible for everyone. Thrifty White is also one of the nation’s 100 largest employee owned companies, with over 1400 employee owners who are committed to providing our patients the best care.
For 25 years, URAC has been the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect the latest changes in health care and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s evidence-based measures and standards are developed through inclusive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care.
SOURCE: Thrifty White Pharmacy