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Avella Announces URAC Accreditation for Two of its Pharmacies

November 21, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

The organization has already received accreditation for its national specialty pharmacy and mail order programs

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Avella Specialty Pharmacy has just announced that two of its pharmacies have received URAC accreditation in specialty pharmacy. URAC is a Washington, DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the entire healthcare industry.

These two Avella pharmacies are based in Deer Valley, Arizona and Sacramento, California. Through this prestigious accreditation, Avella has demonstrated its commitment to quality throughout all of its facilities, including those that serve patients and physicians in local communities. Avella previously received accreditation for its national specialty pharmacy and mail order programs in 2013. 

Founded in 1996 with a single pharmacy location, Avella has since expanded to become one of the nation's leading and most respected specialty pharmacies. The organization now maintains a national distribution center that serves patients and providers across the country as well as neighborhood pharmacies in eight states. Avella distributes powerful specialty drugs for complex, serious health conditions including Hepatitis, cancer, HIV and autoimmune disorders. 

The company also maintains separate clean room facilities that meet rigorous quality and safety standards for the production of compounded drugs unique to ophthalmology and other clinical specialties. Avella has recently announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Advanced Pharma, a leading provider of IV and other sterile compounded drugs for hospitals. It has also completed the purchase of Oncology Plus, another leading player in this space. These acquisitions will further Avella’s position as a national, omni-site provider of breakthrough therapies to patients, physicians, hospitals and health systems.

“We are proud to be able to demonstrate our commitment to quality and patient safety through these additional accreditations,” said Eric Sredzinski, EVP of Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance Program Director at Avella. “URAC accreditation is one of the ways we can illustrate to our customers that we are following evidence-based best practices throughout our clinical processes and operations.”

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide a mark of distinction for healthcare organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

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

About Avella Specialty Pharmacy 

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Avella Specialty Pharmacy is a National Accredited Specialty Pharmacy, providing individualized care and support to patients since 1996. Avella's clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care. The company offers a nationwide distribution service to complement its retail locations. In 2016, Avella was named Specialty Pharmacy of the Year by NASP, a nationally recognized pharmacy trade committee. Inc. Magazine’s 2016 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country included Avella for the tenth consecutive year and also recognized Avella as the fastest-growing woman-led company in 2015. For more information, please visit www.avella.com.

About URAC 

Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.


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