Four Benzer Pharmacies Earn Specialty (ACHC) Accreditation Status

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Two Michigan and two Florida locations receive coveted Accreditation Commission for Health Care endorsement

Benzer Pharmacy’s dedication to meeting the highest standards for patient care has been reinforced once again. The latest announcement comes by way of Michigan and Florida, where two specialty pharmacy locations in each state have met the exacting standards set forth by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

In being recognized for ACHC certification, the selected Benzer Pharmacies demonstrated compliance with and adherence to the most demanding performance and regulatory requirements of high-achieving specialty pharmacies.

According to Alpesh Patel, President of Benzer Pharmacy, the ACHC is one of four main governing bodies in the pharmacy sector (the others being the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, the Joint Commission, and the Community Health Accreditation Program), that establishes best practices for serving the specialty pharmacy needs of consumers.

“Earning ACHC accreditation enables authorized Benzer Pharmacy partners—specifically those cited in Michigan and Florida—to gain access to limited distribution drugs in service to specific patient populations,” Patel said. “As a result, we’re also able to contract with a greater number of insurance companies on average, significantly expanding the size and scope of our available customer base in those communities.”

Wendy Cavanaugh, Director of Quality at Benzer Pharmacy, added that "The process of obtaining this accreditation was a valuable learning experience for the team as we are dedicated to upholding the quality standards set forth by ACHC."

Contact info and retail store hours for each newly ACHC-compliant Benzer Pharmacy are as follows:

1. 6300 Commerce Drive, Westland, MI 48185; Phone: 734-728-4030; Fax: 734-728-4037; Hours: M-F 9am-6pm; Sat. 10am-2pm;

2. 5908 Breckenridge Parkway, Tampa, FL 33610; Phone: 813-644-7277; Fax: 813-875-4000; Hours: M-F 9am-7pm; Sat. 9am-2pm;

3. 301 Havendale Blvd., Auburndale, FL 33823; Phone: 863-875-4700; Fax: 863-875-5619; Hours: M-F 9am-7pm; Sat. 10am-4pm;

4. 28577 Schoenherr Rd., Warren, MI 48088; Phone: 586-573-8300; Fax: 586-573-8301; Hours: M-F 9am-6pm; Sat. 10am-3pm.

The move toward ACHC accreditation isn’t something that Benzer Pharmacy takes lightly. For his part, Patel is encouraged by what independent third-party validation does in terms of quality control, specialty drug management, operations, and other important benchmarks for specialty pharmacies.

“The ACHC pushes us toward a leadership role in every community we qualify, conducting on-site accreditation surveys every three years,” Patel explained. “It’s a work-in-progress, with a special emphasis on the ‘progress’ part of the equation.”

To learn more about the ACHC, visit http://www.achc.org. Or, log on to http://www.benzerpharmacy.com.

About ACHC
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is a nonprofit accreditation organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice, and DMEPOS and a quality management system that is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

About Benzer Pharmacy
Founded in 2009, Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail pharmacies specializing in compounding and specialty medication. Currently, there are 70+ corporate and approximately 20 franchise locations situated throughout Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Nevada, Louisiana, New York, Missouri, Mississippi, Maryland, Indiana, and Idaho. Projections call for continued rapid growth as the organization seeks to substantially increase its customer base while ensuring experiences match expectations at every touchpoint.

Benzer Pharmacy has made four straight appearances on Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America from 2015-2018; correspondingly, the company earned a 49th place among the Top Work Places in Tampa 2018 by TBBJ, while concurrently placing 25th on the 2018 TBBJ Fast 50 list of Tampa Bay’s fastest-growing private companies. Benzer was also voted best pharmacy of the year in 2018 by American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance and achieved PCAB compounding accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). All Benzer Pharmacy medications require a doctor's prescription.

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