Soleo Health Earns Accreditation From The Joint Commission and URAC
Back-to-Back Accreditations Further Solidify Soleo Health’s Commitment to High Quality Care Standards; Strengthen Industry Leadership Position
McKINNEY, Texas, February 25, 2019 – Soleo Health, an innovative national provider of complex specialty pharmacy and infusion services administered in the home and alternate sites of care, announced today the Company recently earned two accreditations: Home Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission and Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC (for the Chicago location only).
The company underwent a thorough on-site survey, earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. During the survey process, compliance with home care standards reflecting key organization areas was evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership.
“When individuals engage a home care provider, they want to be sure that provider is capable of providing safe, quality care,” said Margherita Labson, RN, MS, executive director, Home Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “As the home care setting becomes increasingly popular, it is important that home care providers are able to demonstrate that they are capable of providing safe, high quality care. Accreditation by The Joint Commission serves as an indication that the organization has demonstrated compliance to these recognized standards of safe and quality care.”
Soleo Health’s Chicago location also was awarded Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, an independent nonprofit organization promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. The company earned a score of 97.62%, revealed during the review process in which a rigorous, transparent and comprehensive examination of Soleo Health’s systems, processes and performance was completed. To receive URAC’s accreditation, Soleo Health displayed its full-service pharmacy capabilities in serving patients with complex conditions who require medications that are injected or infused and typically require special handling and other specialty expertise.
URAC President and CEO Shawn Griffin, M.D. further explained the importance of URAC accreditation: “It’s necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients so desired outcomes are achieved. Soleo Health shows a dedication to patient education and safety through the recognition of quality it received with URAC’s independent accreditation. With URAC accreditation, people know that Soleo Health strives to adhere to industry best practices.”
“Earning accreditation from The Joint Commission and URAC — two premier health care quality improvement and accrediting bodies in the nation — is sheer evidence of our mission and commitment to providing the highest quality of care,” noted Soleo Health Chief Executive Officer Drew Walk.
“Our entire team is completely dedicated to enhancing our patients’ experience while striving to achieve exceptional clinical outcomes in the most cost-effective manner. Both the URAC and The Joint Commission accreditations afford the Company the opportunity to continually review and refine its quality improvement program to meet the high standards and goals we set for ourselves and our patients,” Walk concluded
About The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC is a nonprofit organization using evidence-based measures and developing standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare 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.
About Soleo Health
McKinney, Texas-based Soleo Health is an innovative national provider of complex specialty pharmacy and infusion services administered in the home and alternate sites of care. Its team of experienced clinicians provides exceptional clinical care and support in managing patients with complex or chronic conditions through comprehensive therapy management programs. Soleo Health’s patients’ clinical needs are met by its team of compassionate and caring associates who deliver highly personalized care. Soleo Health operates 20 locations through the U.S. with pharmacy licensure in 50 states, and is accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information, visit www.soleohealth.com or connect with Soleo Health on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.