Published on September 23, 2020

Genesis FirstMed Pharmacy Earns Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has designated Genesis FirstMed Pharmacy at GMC-East Rusholme Street as a specialty pharmacy.

By earning ACHC Accreditation, the Genesis Specialty Pharmacy has demonstrated a commitment to provide the highest-quality service through compliance with national regulations and industry best practices.

ACHC specialty pharmacies have demonstrated a commitment to quality, which in turn drives improvement. ACHC accreditation also distinguishes specialty pharmacies from non-accredited pharmacies based on services available.

As the Quad Cities' only locally owned specialty pharmacy, Genesis Specialty Pharmacy can work closely with patients and their care teams.

“Specialty pharmacies are able to do more for members to meet their health needs,’’ said Jason Hansel, PharmD, RPh, manager of Genesis outpatient pharmacies. “A specialty pharmacy does more than fill prescriptions.

“For individuals with complex needs and conditions, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C, psoriasis or multiple sclerosis, a specialty pharmacy becomes a vital part of a care team.’’

The local pharmacy care team of Genesis Specialty Pharmacy can provide the medications needed so you can continue receiving care in the community. Pharmacy staff can also meet one-on-one locally with patients about medications and treatment.

Specialty medications used to treat these chronic or complex conditions often require special storage or extra support. Specialty pharmacies have highly trained staff to provide personal care.

Genesis Specialty Pharmacy provides:

• Insurance verification and help with prior authorizations
• Financial assistance programs, when available
• Side effect management and adherence support
• Safe, on time pickup at our East Rusholme Hospital location or delivery of medications by Genesis delivery drivers

The Genesis Specialty Pharmacy care team can help answer your questions at (563) 421-6366.