LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--URAC, the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement, is proud to announce that Publix Specialty Pharmacy has earned URAC accreditation in specialty pharmacy. By achieving this status, Publix Specialty Pharmacy has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.
“Being recognized by URAC in this manner demonstrates our focus to the quality care we provide our customers," said Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations. “We are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations by helping them manage complex disease states and striving to maximize benefit from their specialty medications. We are proud of our Specialty Pharmacy staff for delivering on this commitment each and every day.”
“It’s necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients so desired outcomes are achieved. Publix Specialty Pharmacy shows a dedication to patient education and safety through the recognition of quality it received with URAC’s independent accreditation,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “With URAC accreditation, people know that Publix Specialty Pharmacy strives to adhere to industry best practices.”
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification, and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the health care industry, addressing health care management, health care operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 189,000 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,136 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.