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  • USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute Specialty Pharmacy achieves URAC accreditation


    Contact: Carol McPhail, USA Health Marketing and Communications

    Email: cmcphail@health.southalabama.edu


    USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute Specialty Pharmacy achieves URAC accreditation

    MOBILE, Alabama (2/11/2020) -- USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute has achieved accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for its specialty pharmacy. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. By earning this accreditation, the MCI Specialty Pharmacy has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

    Opened in 2018, the MCI Specialty Pharmacy fills prescriptions for oral oncolytics, or chemotherapy taken by mouth, as well as supportive medications for cancer patients. The pharmacy is located at the main Mitchell Cancer Institute office in Mobile but also serves patients at MCI’s Fairhope and Springhill locations.

    About 455 specialty pharmacies in the U.S. hold URAC accreditation.

    “This accreditation demonstrates the quality of services that MCI provides for our patients and our physicians,” said Brittney Carden, Pharm.D., pharmacy manager. “Increasingly, oncologists are prescribing oral chemotherapy, which requires special handling, real-time monitoring and more support than most other prescription drugs. The majority of chemotherapy drugs that are in the pipeline for future cancer treatments are oral, which validates the significance of having our own specialty pharmacy and being dually accredited by both URAC and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.”

    The MCI Specialty Pharmacy achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in 2018.


    As the region’s only academic cancer treatment center, the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute provides patients with the latest treatment options. From basic science research and clinical trials to our multidisciplinary oncology teams, our bench-to-bedside approach to oncology care gives patients more hope for successful outcomes than ever before.

    (Image) MCI Specialty Pharmacy Manager Brittney Carden, Pharm.D., left, works with pharmacist Jana Cox and coordinator Carolyn DeMouy at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute in Mobile, Alabama.


    For more information or a high-resolution photo, please contact Carol McPhail, USA Health Marketing and Communications, at cmcphail@health.southalabama.edu.

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