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Medicine Shoppe is first in State to receive CPPA Accreditation

School of Pharmacy alumni played an integral role in Wisconsin’s first pharmacy to receive Community Pharmacy Practice Accreditation.

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation® (CPPA®) recently accredited The Medicine Shoppe franchise in Two Rivers under its community pharmacy practice standards. The Two Rivers Medicine Shoppe follows the inaugural CPPA® accreditations of Goodrich Pharmacy, Anoka, MN, and the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD.

“The Medicine Shoppe is a wonderful example of the diverse patient care services that innovative community pharmacy practices are offering today,” said CPPA® Executive Director Lynnae Mahaney, BSPharm ’82, MBA, FASHP. CPPA® accreditation offers the over 60,000 U.S. outpatient pharmacy practices in the community, hospitals, health systems, and clinics a unique opportunity to demonstrate excellence to patients, payers, healthcare providers, and the public.

“We are excited about being one of the first community pharmacies in the nation to meet CPPA’s rigorous accreditation standards,” said Marvin Moore, PharmD ‘02, president and owner of The Medicine Shoppe in Two Rivers, which offers health screenings, medication therapy management, personalized medication counseling, and a knowledgeable pharmacy staff who are available to meet patients’ specific needs.

“For years, we have been committed to providing the best possible care to our patients, and this important accreditation validates that we are on the right track. I believe that becoming accredited is a way to show that we emphasize improving the quality of patient care and have invested in providing innovative patient care services,” Moore noted. “CPPA® accreditation ensures that our staff members are following best practices and providing safe and effective patient care.”

Brian C. Jensen B.S. ‘80, previously operated two Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies and is still on staff. His professional experience encompasses progressive community and hospital practice and has been on the frontlines of the transformation of pharmacy practice, testing and expanding the roles of the pharmacist to include increased accountability for drug therapy outcomes. His recent efforts have focused on defining and investing in practice excellence with the measuring, reporting, comparing and rewarding of its achievement as a force for practice change.

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation® (CPPA®), a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit organization, was launched in 2012 as a partnership among the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to create national, voluntary accreditation programs that meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacy-based patient care services. CPPA® offers the general public and users of pharmacy services a means of identifying pharmacy practices that satisfy the accreditation criteria and are focused on advancing patient care, safety and quality. For more information, visit