Our focus is on better care and lower costs, by allowing people stay healthy at home, for as long as possible, Dan Afrasiabi - GWP President
Vancouver, Washington (PRWEB) July 09, 2015
Geneva Woods Pharmacy, Inc. (GWP) (http://www.genevawoods.com), a leading provider of integrated Long Term Care (LTC) and home pharmacy services in under-served rural markets, has announced the introduction of its transitional home pharmacy services in Washington and Oregon. These services are aimed at transitioning patients from acute and post-acute settings to the home setting, as well as providing care for patients with mental health issues. The services will be provided out of GWP’s Vancouver, WA long-term care pharmacy facility.
GWP leverages years of experience in working directly with discharge planners in the Alaska market to bridge the gap that currently leads to significant numbers of readmissions and additional costs to the healthcare system. It is estimated that 60% of all medication errors occur during time of transition of care from one setting to another setting. Furthermore, it is estimated that 72% of post-discharge adverse events for the elderly population are medication-related.
Kim Schneiderman, GWP’s newly-appointed Director of Transitional Pharmacy Services and a long-time expert at designing and implementing specialized pharmacy services, will lead this effort for GWP in Washington. Kim currently is Board President for NAMI Oregon and is actively involved with many other agencies and advocacy groups with the mission of providing care in residential settings.
“GWP’s vision for transitional pharmacy is one of specialized care, aimed at allowing individuals to remain healthy and happy at home. This vision has been my passion for over 25 years. I look forward to building a progressive approach to pharmacy, that fills a very large gap in the healthcare system, leading to unnecessary pain to patients and costs to the system,” commented Schneiderman.
Dan Afrasiabi, President of GWP commented: “We have years of experience in working directly with service providers, discharge planners and care coordinators, to provide a continuum of pharmacy services to patients, in order to help avoid unnecessary readmissions. We are skating to where the puck will be in the future, as reimbursement models begin to recognize services that deliver better outcomes, both in terms of care and cost efficiencies. I can’t think of anyone better than Kim to help coordinate the roll-out of these services for us in the Pacific Northwest.”
About Geneva Woods Pharmacy, Inc.
Geneva Woods Pharmacy, Inc. (GWP) is the leading provider of comprehensive pharmacy (Home, Long-Term Care, Specialty, Infusion, Compounding and Retail), supplies, equipment, and respiratory services in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, among others. GWP’s clinical services lead to better outcomes, lower costs and happier clients who can spend more time in their chosen home settings. To learn more, please visit http://www.genevawoods.com.
Geneva Woods Pharmacy, Inc.
Dan Afrasiabi, President – Geneva Woods Pharmacy, Inc.
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