Fairview awarded 'rare' designation for pharmacies

March 1, 2021

Among the first pharmacies in the US to receive URAC Rare Disease Designation

URAC, an independent healthcare accreditation organization, announced that Fairview Pharmacy Services, part of Fairview Health Services, has received Rare Disease Pharmacy Designation. This designation signifies a commitment to high-quality pharmacy practice and advanced expertise with rare disease treatment. Fairview also holds URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy accreditation and Mail Service Pharmacy accreditation.

Shawn Griffin, MD, URAC president and CEO, gave kudos to Fairview.

“Pharmacies and related pharmaceutical services play a critical role in the healthcare delivery system, now more than ever. Given the complicated nature of chronic disease, pharmacies like Fairview do much more than simply fill a prescription,” he said. “As trusted experts at the frontline of care delivery, they often provide targeted patient support and education to ensure proper medication management. By achieving two URAC pharmacy accreditations and a rare disease designation, Fairview Pharmacy Services has demonstrated excellence in quality care delivery and their long-term commitment to ensuring patient safety and improving outcomes.”

Fairview Health Services is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit health system.