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Monthly Archives: August 2016

29
Aug
2016

Joshua Akers Honored With WSPA 2016 Award of Distinction

29.08.2016

The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) is proud to announce winners of its 2016 Awards of Distinction, who underscore WSPA’s commitment to the quality of care. The winners will be recognized at the Awards of Distinction Ceremony on October 8 during the 2016 WSPA Annual Meeting in Suquamish, WA. The

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25
Aug
2016

QUESTION: When Is The Best Time To Be Immunized?

25.08.2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 1.22.26 PMToday we address the question, “when is the best time to be immunized and vaccinated?” You might be surprised by the answer. We also cover preparation for traveling overseas.

 

25
Aug
2016

QUESTION: How do I stop my insulin from leaking?

25.08.2016 ,

QUESTION: “Why does my Lantus long-lasting insulin quite often leak or dribble back out of my injection site? I generally inject into my stomach area, switching spots every day. On one occasion, I injected my insulin and was putting away my supplies and I felt my insulin running down my

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25
Aug
2016

Kelley-Ross Wins Prestigious APhA Pinnacle Award

25.08.2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT

Seattle Pharmacy Group Wins National Award for Innovation and Collaboration in Healthcare
Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group one of only three recipients in the country recognized by prestigious Pinnacle Award

Seattle, Wash. – August 25, 2016 – The nation’s oldest and largest national professional society of pharmacists recently announced that Seattle’s Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group was named as the winner of this year’s Pinnacle Award for Group Practices. Established in 1998 by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation, the Pinnacle award recognizes leaders in pharmacy who are improving the quality of health care. This is the first year a Seattle company has won the prestigious award for Group Practices.

“This is one of the greatest honors in our industry,” noted Ryan Oftebro, CEO of Kelley- Ross Pharmacy Group. “It is testament to the dedication and innovation of our team and the unwavering passion we all share for making a difference in people’s lives.”

The 90-year old Seattle company was recognized for several of its programs and many of its “first ever” innovations in the industry that are changing the face of pharmacy.

One-Step PrEP®: Patients at risk for contracting HIV can now walk into the pharmacy and in less than one hour walk out with PrEP (Truvada). Results have been so impressive that Kelley-Ross was the only pharmacy asked to present findings at the National CDC HIV Prevention Conference last year.

In-Home Medication Coaching: Kelley-Ross has pioneered the “pharmacist house call” for both senior living communities and recently discharged hospital patients. The results in this relatively new arena have been staggering and in some cases have reduced 30- day hospital readmission rates for high-risk cardiac patients from a national average of 25 percent to six percent.

Another forward-thinking program developed by Kelley-Ross is its take-home Naloxone kit. Inspired by personal family tragedy, Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group’s CEO, Ryan Oftebro, launched a program to make it easy for people to simply walk into the pharmacy, obtain training in reversing opioid overdoses and walk out with Naloxone and the ability to save lives. This program has now been extended and recently King County has partnered with Kelley-Ross to supply Naloxone.

These programs, and others like them, are developed in Kelley-Ross’s innovation lab, where Oftebro encourages employees to be bold with serving the company’s mission to improve people’s lives through the continuum of care.

The Pinnacle Award is the latest and most notable of a series of recent accolades received by the progressive Seattle pharmacy and its leading pharmacists. Other recent awards include the Pharmacy Times Next Generation Pharmacy Awards for Entrepreneurship and the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) Innovation Award.

“It’s been an exciting summer,” Oftebro added. “To be recognized like this by so many leaders in our industry for the hard work we do here is truly humbling.”

A celebration of this year’s Pinnacle Award winners in Washington, D.C. and is considered by many to be the industry’s premier event of the year.

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23
Aug
2016

New Program Grant to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

23.08.2016

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23
Aug
2016

QUESTION: How do I combat Meningitis?

23.08.2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 8.56.55 AMAs young adults head off to college, it is important to address Meningitis and Meningococcal Vaccines.

Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis, a serious infection of the meninges that affects the brain membrane. It can cause severe brain damage and is fatal in 1-in-10 cases if untreated. Several different bacteria can cause meningitis, so today we learn more about vaccines to prohibit meningitis.

 

15
Aug
2016

QUESTION: Can Trazodone Cause Harm Without Food?

15.08.2016

ANSWER: By taking trazodone without food or a light snack, your risk of having side effects, such as dizziness and lightheadedness, increases. REASONING: The absorption of many medications can be impacted by whether or not we take them with food for a number of reasons. In the case of Trazodone,

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3
Aug
2016

QUESTION: How can I get a better night’s sleep?

3.08.2016

ANSWER:

For many of us, a good night’s sleep is far from “good.” It can be downright poor! However, it doesn’t have to be all about tossing and turning all night long.

Our Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Geoff Meer tackles this exact question: “How can I get a better night’s sleep?” The answer might truly surprise you.

Kelley-Ross is an independently owned corporation operating 4 pharmacies in Seattle. Kelley-Ross provides a wide range of pharmacy services, including prescription dispensing, compounding, medi-set packaging, compliance packaging, long-term care facility services, consultant pharmacist services, immunizations and a variety of health screenings.

We provide Clinical Community Care. This means that our staff combines expert medication therapy management and clinical skills, with caring, patient centered pharmacy services. By using the triad approach – patient, provider and pharmacist – we can help patients maximize their healthcare resources while achieving optimal health outcomes.

Our high service level and commitment to problem solving has made Kelley-Ross the pharmacy of choice for patients and providers across the Northwest.