The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a partnership of pharmacy-based organizations, announced today that it has awarded specialty pharmacy practice accreditation to Noble Health Services specialty pharmacy.
“We are pleased to have earned CPPA specialty pharmacy accreditation. CPPA’s rigorous standards and clear focus on patient care have benefitted our entire organization and will continue to make a meaningful, positive impact on the high-touch services that we provide to patients and healthcare providers,” said Michael Szwajkos, Chief Operating Officer of Noble Health Services.
CPPA’s mission, which is unique among accreditors, is to serve the public health by raising the level of pharmacy‐delivered patient care services through accreditation. CPPA provides a standardized method for recognizing exceptional pharmacy practices that promote practice innovation and empower pharmacists to practice at a higher level. CPPA recognizes pharmacy practices that are committed to fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring continuous quality improvement, and facilitating desired patient health outcomes.
Specialty medications are often expensive, require unique handling procedures, and involve complex treatment regimens that require ongoing clinical monitoring and patient education. “Ensuring that specialty pharmacies provide services that help patients achieve desired, cost-effective outcomes is a key component of CPPA’s specialty pharmacy accreditation,” said CPPA Chairman and APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Thomas E. Menighan. “CPPA’s accreditation of Noble Health Services provides an important recognition that its pharmacy services support these goals.”
For more information about the CPPA accreditation process, including standards, a self-assessment tool, and application materials, visit www.pharmacypracticeaccredit.org.
The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 through a partnership of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) to recognize pharmacy practices for providing patient care services that improve health outcomes and contribute to lower health care costs. The CPPA mission, unique among accreditors, is to raise the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation and, thus, serve the public health. These three organizations saw a need to establish standards to meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacist clinical services across the medication use continuum.
About Noble Health Services
Providing the highest quality specialty pharmacy services to patients and health care providers, Noble Health Services is committed to ensuring positive medical outcomes while providing the best customer service in the industry.
The Care Teams at Noble Health Services provide a focused approach to specialty drug delivery, education, and management. Our expert pharmacists and staff interact directly with physicians and patients to not only provide educational support to those not knowing what to expect from specialty medications, but also to help set goals for managing the medications and their side effects.
Noble Health Services is located in a state-of-the-art, 18,000-square-foot pharmacy in Syracuse, N.Y. For more information, visit www.noblehealthservices.com or call (888) 843-2040.