Rite Aid 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 are very proud to have received full accreditation as a specialty pharmacy provider from URAC,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid EVP of pharmacy. “Every day, Rite Aid pharmacists are committed to providing all of our patients, especially those receiving specialty pharmacy treatments, with the best care possible. This designation from URAC recognizes our efforts and is great achievement for our specialty pharmacy team.”
“By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Rite Aid has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare,” said URAC president and CEO Kylanne Green. “In today’s healthcare market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction and we applaud Rite Aid for meeting strict quality standards and achieving URAC specialty pharmacy accreditation.”
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting healthcare quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that model the rapid changes in the healthcare system and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability.
Rite Aid operates nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2013 annual revenues of $25.4 billion.