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Giant Eagle's specialty pharmacy subsidiary received full specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based independent 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,” said Mark Doerr, SVP of pharmacy for the Pittsburgh-based retailer. Noting that URAC’s serves as a symbol of excellence for commitment to quality and accountability, Doerr said the combination of "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, osteoporosis and more. 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,” said Kylanne Green, URAC's president and CEO. “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.”
Giant Eagle Inc. operates 420 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.