WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a partnership of pharmacy-based organizations, announced today that it has awarded community pharmacy practice accreditation to Neighbors Pharmacy.
Community pharmacy accreditation by CPPA signifies to patients, payers and providers that the pharmacy is recognized for an advanced level of patient care services, quality, and safety.
“We are thrilled to have an additional accreditation at Neighbors Pharmacy. Offering the best care to our patients is top priority and being properly accredited is a huge key to that aspect of our mission,” stated Chad Bodin, owner of Neighbors Pharmacy.
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.
Neighbors Pharmacy is in Lafayette, Louisiana and offers retail, compounding, specialty, and delivery services. The pharmacy opened in 2015 by Gretchen and Chad Bodin, a registered pharmacist. Their mission in not to just fill prescriptions, but to help their neighbors make informed choices about their medical care. Providing excellent customer service to their local market is what drives them.
Pharmacists are critical to improving medication use and advancing patient care throughout all practice settings as their role within the health care system continues to evolve. “Ensuring that community pharmacies provide services that help patients achieve desired, cost-effective outcomes is a key component of CPPA’s community pharmacy practice accreditation,” said CPPA Chairman and APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Thomas E. Menighan. “CPPA’s accreditation of the Neighbors Pharmacy 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 Neighbors Pharmacy
Neighbors Pharmacy was established in Lafayette, Louisiana by Chad and Gretchen Bodin in 2015. Centralized in Lafayette, Neighbors Pharmacy makes it easier to service a wide variety of rural areas, as well as, larger cities along Louisiana’s I-10. Neighbors Pharmacy offers a wide variety of patient care services including: specialty care, retail pharmacy, delivery service, customized patient education and consultation, compounding, monthly pill packs adult immunizations, and medication therapy management services. Learn more about Neighbors Pharmacy and their local services at: www.neighborspharmacy.com.