National Pharmacy Associations Recognize Mission Health for Innovation

ASHEVILLE N.C. (October 30, 2012) – Mission Health today announced it has been recognized nationally for its innovative care models that improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital readmissions by involving pharmacists in medication-related transitions of care.

The Medication Assistance Program at Mission Health was recognized as a National Best Practice in Medication Management Care Transitions by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American Pharmacists Association.

“We are incredibly proud of this team as they have demonstrated on a national level their innovative and compassionate delivery of world-class care to this population,” said Stephanie Kiser, Mission Health’s Executive Director of Community Health and Corporate Wellness.

The national recognition highlights the innovative Mission Uninsured Safe Transitions Project, a program that seeks to assist uninsured patients in their transition between acute care and home settings.

Originally funded in part by a grant from the Cardinal Foundation, the Mission Uninsured Safe Transitions Program will serve as an exemplarily model for pharmacists nationwide seeking best practices for care transitions between inpatient and home settings.