Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy Accredited by CPPA Under New Community Pharmacy Practice Standard

Released: 6-Jun-2014 3:40 PM EDT
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Newswise — The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy located in The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, announced today that it was accredited by the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) under its community pharmacy practice standard.

“We are very excited that the distinguished Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy is one of the first in the nation to be accredited for the full scope of patient care services they offer,” says CPPA executive director Lynnae Mahaney, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A. CPPA accreditation offers the over 60,000 U.S. outpatient pharmacy practices in communities, hospitals, health systems and clinics a unique opportunity to demonstrate excellence to patients, payers, health care providers and the public.

Johns Hopkins was part of the CPPA’s pilot of its voluntary accreditation program, which included testing of the policy and procedure assessments and on-site survey.

“CPPA accreditation has provided an outstanding opportunity for our team to lead outpatient and community pharmacy practice and to demonstrate our commitment to continuous quality improvement in innovating care for our patients,” says Nathan Thompson, M.B.A., M.P.H., director of outpatient pharmacy services for Johns Hopkins. “The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy provides pharmacy services designed to meet the unique needs of the patient as they transition to the home and continue living in their community. Additional pharmacy expertise in specialty areas includes asthma, compounding, diabetes, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, medication therapy management services, oncology, organ transplant, pain management and pediatrics.”

For more information about the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy, please call 410-288-8778 or visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org/outpatientpharmacy.

CPPA was launched in 2012 as a partnership among the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists to create a national, voluntary accreditation program that meets the public’s need for assessing specific, predictable and measurable pharmacy-based patient care services.

About the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation
The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit organization, is a partnership between the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists to develop and implement comprehensive programs of pharmacy practice site accreditation. This includes the promotion, development and maintenance of principles, policies and standards. CPPA offers the general public and users of pharmacy services a means of identifying pharmacy practices that satisfy the accreditation criteria and are focused on advancing patient care, safety and quality. For more information, visit www.pharmacypracticeaccredit.org.


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