Kinney Drugs Receives First Patient-Centered Pharmacy Home Accreditation

New accreditation designation from The Compliance Team focuses on advanced pharmacy practices dealing with chronically ill patients.

Kinney Drugs, a 114-year-old, employee-owned drug store chain based in Gouverneur, N.Y., has earned Exemplary Provider accredited status for Patient-Centered Pharmacy Home (PCPH), The Compliance Team Inc.’s (TCT) newest accreditation track.

Launched in June, PCPH accreditation focuses on advanced pharmacy practices dealing with chronically ill patients, and emphasizes three goals:

  • Reduce ED visits and hospital re-admissions of problematic patients;
  • Lessen the workload of prescribers; and
  • Increase a pharmacy’s prescription business via collaborative agreements with prescribers.

“We are thrilled with Kinney's focus on achieving better outcomes. Their intense commitment to our Pharmacy Home program underscores their dedication to their community and their patients,” said Sandra Canally, founder and CEO of TCT. “Over the years, we have noticed a need for better communication and coordination regarding medication management. This new accreditation track provides the framework by which a pharmacy organization can better engage with their chronic care patients. Better outcomes are driven through requiring additional Rx care planning, focused follow-up visits, and establishing collaborative agreements with the patient’s prescribers.”

“These high standards (TCT’s) reflect and validate our commitment to continuously strive to improve patient health outcomes in every community that we serve,” said David Adsit, RPh, director of pharmacy operations for Kinney, which operates 100 pharmacies in New York and Vermont. “We are extremely proud of our pharmacists who provide unparalleled care every day, and are very grateful to The Compliance Team, whose innovative and industry leading accreditation strategies have helped us achieve this incredibly important milestone in the growth of our professional pharmacy services.”

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