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Community Memorial Healthcare Earns Specialty Pharmacy Designation

Community Memorial Healthcare is proud to announce that Community Memorial Pharmacy has received accreditation as a “Specialty Pharmacy” from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). This accreditation demonstrates that the pharmacy consistently meets high standards for providing comprehensive, high-quality care to patients who take complex, specialty medications.

“I am incredibly proud of the work our pharmacy does to support the patients in our community who are managing chronic or life-threatening illnesses,” said Mick Zdeblick, President & Chief Executive Officer of Community Memorial Healthcare. “This Specialty Pharmacy accreditation is another example of how our patients can expect more from the services we provide at Community Memorial.”

Specialty pharmacy accreditation is a voluntary process in which pharmacies are evaluated by the ACHC on their ability to meet rigorous standards in patient management, drug quality management, and regulatory compliance. Accreditation recognizes the pharmacy for being committed to delivering safe, effective, and coordinated care.

Specialty pharmacies dispense injectable, intravenous, or oral medications to patient’s homes, physician’s offices, or clinics, and offer disease-specific clinical monitoring and help make sure patients take their medications as directed. Accredited specialty pharmacies must have organizational infrastructure in place to support these services, provide clinical management and benefits coordination, and implement continuous quality improvement.

“Obtaining our specialty pharmacy accreditation means we have access to limited-distribution medications that other pharmacies can’t get but that are vital for many patients,” said Jack Tretko, Pharm.D, Director of Outpatient Pharmacy & Pharmacy Purchasing at Community Memorial Healthcare. “It also gives us the ability to work with more insurance companies. These benefits of accreditation mean our patients have better access to a higher level of care.”

Community Memorial’s outpatient pharmacy is conveniently located at 2790 Loma Vista Road in Ventura. The pharmacy fills and refills retail and specialty medication prescriptions, and patients have the option to pick up their medications in person or have them delivered. Same-day delivery service is available in the cities of Camarillo, Carpinteria, Fillmore, Port Hueneme, Newbury Park, Ojai, Oak View, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, and Ventura. Delivery is free of charge to patients of the Community Memorial Health Centers of Community Memorial Hospitals in Ventura or Ojai. For more information, visit