Local pharmacies receive national accreditation for commitment to excellence in patient care

295
Representing the Valley Independent Pharmacy Network are pharmacists from Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy, Union Pharmacy and Western Greenbrier Pharmacy: Front Row: Amy Jasperse, R.Ph., CDE (left); Rick Leatherman, R.Ph.; Bruce Alderman, R.Ph. and Dede Talbott, R.Ph. Back Row: Aaron Taylor, PharmD (left); Aaron Gwinn, R.Ph.; Rob Londeree, R.Ph. and Bob Weed, R.Ph.  (Not pictured: Nadine Nelson, PharmD; Melanie Pack, R.Ph. and  Jim Boyrer, R.Ph.)
Representing the Valley Independent Pharmacy Network are pharmacists from Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy, Union Pharmacy and Western Greenbrier Pharmacy: Front Row: Amy Jasperse, R.Ph., CDE (left); Rick Leatherman, R.Ph.; Bruce Alderman, R.Ph. and Dede Talbott, R.Ph. Back Row: Aaron Taylor, PharmD (left); Aaron Gwinn, R.Ph.; Rob Londeree, R.Ph. and Bob Weed, R.Ph. (Not pictured: Nadine Nelson, PharmD; Melanie Pack, R.Ph. and
Jim Boyrer, R.Ph.)

Six local independent pharmacies serving the Greenbrier Valley have received national accreditation illustrating their commitment to excellence in patient care. The Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA) is achieved only when pharmacies demonstrate the highest level of quality practices in their business operations and patient care techniques.

Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy with locations in the Greenbrier Physicians Clinic, Robert C. Byrd Clinic, White Sulphur Springs and North Lewisburg; Union Pharmacy in Monroe County; and Western Greenbrier Pharmacy in Rupert, collectively known as Valley Independent Pharmacies, are the only local pharmacies to achieve this high honor. Each of these community pharmacies earned the three-year accreditation after completing a comprehensive application and on-site inspection focused on patient safety, solid billing practices, customer service, ethics, overall pharmacy management, patient education and a commitment to excellence at all levels. Accreditation by the HQAA also assures Medicare and other payers that the highest levels of quality are practiced within all areas of the company.

According to the HQAA Accreditation Report, “The Valley Independent Pharmacy Network has maintained sustainable growth and Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The owners and their team of employees are local people willing to go the extra mile to provide personal customer service. The organization strives to continuously achieve high quality standards and has found unique ways to partner with local business and participate in community outreach programs.”

Founded in 2005, the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation seeks to continuously set quality standards on behalf of pharmacies, the durable medical equipment industry and business owners. Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy, Union Pharmacy and Western Greenbrier Pharmacy have maintained HQAA’s high quality standards for the past six years and because of their ongoing commitment to these standards, the accreditation status was renewed for another three years.