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Allina Health earns URAC specialty pharmacy accreditation

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 8/9/2018  Allina Health Heart Hospital Pharmacy is proud to announce that it has earned URAC accreditation as a specialty pharmacy. URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. By achieving this status, Allina Health Heart Hospital Pharmacy has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes. 

The specialty pharmacy program at Allina Health Heart Hospital Pharmacy is a set of services focused on providing a high level of support for patients who have a medical condition that requires specialty medications, such as multiple sclerosis, organ transplant, inflammatory diseases or hepatitis C. The pharmacy is located on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus in Minneapolis, and supports patient needs 24/7/365.

“We are committed to making sure patients using specialty medications benefit from individual care & service to achieve the best outcomes,” said Ann Byre, Allina Health Pharmacy Services vice president. “Specialty pharmacy program pharmacists are medication experts who provide medications and advise patients, their caregivers and their health care team about the safest and most cost-effective medication therapies for their complex medical needs.”

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

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 10 hospitals / 13 campuses, 15 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.

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