Providence Health & Services Oregon Applying for URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

December 13, 2013

Providence Health & Services Oregon announced today that it is applying for Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

“By choosing to seek URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation, Providence has displayed leadership through a commitment to quality and accountability,” said William Vandervennet, URAC Chief Operating Officer.

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, promotes health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system and provides a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing
meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit