Baptist Health achieves ACHC accreditation for specialty pharmacies

Baptist Health. July 20, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY July 19, 2023 – Baptist Health’s specialty pharmacy services have achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

The accreditation, with distinction in cancer care, includes Baptist Health’s system call center, special pharmacy clinics in the Lexington area and Baptist Health Lexington Community Pharmacy. Accreditation of the Lexington pharmacy not only benefits patients in that community, but also patients receiving care from Baptist Health’s specialty pharmacies in Corbin, Elizabethtown, La Grange, Louisville, Paducah, Madisonville in Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana.

The distinction in oncology is awarded to facilities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to ensuring cancer patients receive oral cancer drugs and ancillary oral therapies in a safe, reliable, accessible and affordable environment that is integrated with an overall plan of care.

“Accreditation by ACHC reflects our organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting national standards that translate to a higher level of performance and patient care,” said Leslie Hurst, Baptist Health system director of Ambulatory & Specialty Pharmacy. “We are extremely proud of this achievement and the exceptional level of care our pharmacy teams are providing to our patients.”

Kentucky’s largest health system, Baptist Health has built a Specialty Pharmacy program that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients with complex or chronic medical conditions, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C and transplants.