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Peer-to-Peer Leading Practice Sites

AccessHealth exit icon CHC
Beckley, West Virginia
This Federally Qualified Health Center is a nonprofit organization committed to providing comprehensive primary health care to the citizens of Raleigh County and surrounding areas. The site has continued to grow and operates health centers in convenient locations, including several pharmacies.

Azalea Health, exit icon CHC
Palatka, Florida
Azalea Health operates in areas designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas and or Medically Underserved Areas or Populations. Today the site operates nine full-time primary care centers offering a wide range of services, 2 full-time dental centers and 6 full-service pharmacies.

Center Comprehensive Care & Diagnosis of Inherited Blood Disorder (CIBD), exit icon HTC
Orange, CA
CIBD is a non-profit, community-based subspecialty clinic, specializing in all blood disorders. Designated as a federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC), CIBD owns and operates an in-house pharmacy in which home delivery and services are available. CIBD also participates with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) in the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Service Collaborative (PSPC) in order to improve the safety of patient pharmacy services.

CentraCare Health – Long Prairie, exit icon CAH
Long Prairie, MN
This site is part of CentraCare Health, a non-profit health care system that provides comprehensive high-quality care in Central Minnesota. CentraCare Health - Long Prairie is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with an affiliated nursing home and rural health clinic. Their 340B program distributes medications through their two affiliated clinics, in their emergency room, and through their outpatient chemo infusions service department.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, exit icon PED
Atlanta, Georgia
This large urban pediatric hospital in Atlanta has excellent and comprehensive operational practices, comprehensive policies and procedures, and precise inventory management and split billing. It hosts 10 student pharmacists through undergraduate pharmacy rotations.

CommUnity Care Central Health, CHC 
Austin, Texas
This urban-based multiservice system has multiple contract pharmacy programs for 10 to 12 clinics. Its leading practices include extensive patient access programs, real-time patient tracking, and integrated clinical programs, as well as clinical pharmacy rotations.

Community Health Association of Spokane, exit icon CHC
Spokane, Washington 
This CHC has seven locations with in-house pharmacies. Highlights include a growing clinical program, a large system with students and administrative support, strong finances, and supportive senior leadership.

Crescent Community Health Center, exit icon CHC
Dubuque, Iowa
CCHC serves both urban and rural patients in northeast Iowa. CCHC has an integrated contract pharmacy program that is committed to providing high quality and cost effective care for all of their patients.

DuBois Regional Medical Center, exit icon DSH 
DuBois, Pennsylvania 
DRMC is located in rural Pennsylvania with an inpatient pharmacy, multiple contract pharmacies, and numerous outpatient facilities. DRMC also maintains an extensive clinical pharmacy program that includes anticoagulant dosing, narrow-therapeutic-range drug monitoring, and an antimicrobial stewardship program.

El Rio Community Health Center, exit icon CHC
Tucson, Arizona 
El Rio is a large multi-site CHC with extensive clinical pharmacy services spanning 18 sites, including seven pharmacies that serve 275,000 patients. El Rio has implemented a team-based care approach to providing clinical pharmacy services, working collaboratively with clinicians.

Five Rivers Health Center, exit icon FQHCLA
Dayton, OH
Five Rivers Health Centers serves as a medical home for low-income patients of Dayton, Ohio. The organization provides both primary and specialty care services to patients through the academic rotations for the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (WSUBSOM) residency and fellowship programs. Today the site has over 15,000 patients with over 48,000 visits annually. The newly established in-house pharmacy opened in September 2013 and is actively involved in patient counseling, medication therapy, management, and mentoring students from the Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy.

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, exit icon CHC 
Lawrence, Massachusetts
This consolidated health center is a fully accredited Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations site and National Committee for Quality Assurance patient-centered medical home. GLFHC also runs a clinical pharmacy services program with medication therapy management services.

Health Partners of Western Ohio, exit icon CHC 
Lima, Ohio 
This rural CHC has a very strong organizational commitment to its pharmacy program and excellent formulary management. It accepts about 14 students yearly.

Hennepin County Medical Center, exit icon DSH 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
HCMC maintains ambulatory clinical services in multiple primary care and specialty care clinics and has an extensive patient assistance program. HCMC also has a residency program with rotations in critical care, solid organ transplant, and ambulatory care settings.

Holyoke Health Center, Inc., exit icon CHC 
Holyoke, Massachusetts 
This CHC has two in-house pharmacy programs and excellent business operations and reporting, including revenue maximization, perpetual inventory, auditing and reporting systems, and access to medications for all patients. It maintains two sets of student rotations every six weeks and hosts clinical programs, including multiple disease management.

NeoMed Center (previously known as Gurabo Community Health Center) CHC
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
NeoMed Center draws approximately 28,000 patient visits and offers pharmacy services. Recently the center achieved accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a provider under the Patient Center Medical Home model. The site has an in-house pharmacy with a 340B physical inventory. The organization is active with the School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico experiential education program and has plans to offer a pharmacy residency.

Oklahoma State Department of Health HIV Drug Assistance Program, exit icon RWIDD/ADAP 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
HDAP, through the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the contracted pharmacy, OU Pharmacist Care Center, provides specific HIV medications to eligible low-income individuals living with HIV in Oklahoma. The contracted pharmacy is connected with the Oklahoma State University's College of Pharmacy.

OneWorld Community Health Center, Inc., exit icon CHC
Omaha, Nebraska
This Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) provides comprehensive health care through multiple locations in Eastern Nebraska. The services include prenatal care, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, and geriatrics.

Park Ridge Health, DSH 
Hendersonville, North Carolina
This small rural disproportionate share hospital has multiple outpatient clinics and one outpatient pharmacy, a contract pharmacy, and telepharmacy. Highlights include strong performance in all areas of operations and clinical programs and use of cutting-edge technology in inventory management and purchasing.

Penobscot Community Health Center, exit icon CHC 
Bangor, Maine 
PCHC is the largest FQHC in Maine serving over 60,000 patients annually at 16 locations. PCHC provides patient-centered comprehensive integrated care in a variety of clinical services, including on-site pharmacy services. PCHC also has a residency program that immerses participants in areas of ambulatory care, including outpatient clinic visits, policy and program development, consulting providers, and administrating immunizations.

Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, exit icon DSH
Jacksonville, Florida
Shands is a large urban disproportionate share hospital with an onsite ambulatory pharmacy, multiple clinic sites, and pharmacies for indigent patients. Its best practices include an integrated approach to medication therapy management, a tiered system ensuring that all patients have access to medications, and a comprehensive quality analysis programs in all practice areas.

St. Cloud Hospital, exit icon SCH 
St. Cloud, Minnesota 
St. Cloud Hospital is a 500-bed small community hospital. It is part of CentraCare Health, which offers services from an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers to treat all patients. The facility includes Infusion services that offer a dedicated pharmacy, drug interaction monitoring, and pharmacokinetic drug monitoring.

Stout Street Clinic Pharmacy,exit icon CHC
Denver, CO
Since 1984, this nonprofit organization has been providing comprehensive, integrated healthcare to the homeless population in downtown Denver. The clinic addresses their patients acute and/or chronic health needs with an integrated team of providers supported by its onsite pharmacy. The pharmacy provides clinical and distributive pharmacy services aligned with the hours of operations of the clinic to ensure optimal access to vital medication therapies. On average, 500 prescriptions are filled each day. The pharmacy has a long standing collaborative partnership with the University Of Colorado School Of Pharmacy, providing 6-week rotations for PharmD students.

Zufall Health Center, exit icon CHC
Dover, New Jersey
Zufall is a small urban CHC with an integrated multiple-contract pharmacy program. The center has an organizational commitment to maintaining low-cost, high-quality service to uninsured patients, a high rate of medication access through low-cost prescriptions and selective use of Patient Assistance Programs, revenue maximization, integrated clinical programs through a contract pharmacy partnership, and a quality improvement committee.

Benefits

340B participating entities selected to become Peer-to-Peer leading practice sites will receive:

$20K stipend for two years of participation

Acknowledgement in publications

American Pharmacists Association membership for three leadership team members

Financial support for select conference attendance to represent 340B stakeholders

Networking opportunities

A participation plaque