Highlands Pharmacy Wins Best Practices Award

May 16, 2018

Prestonsburg, KY – Highlands Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) awarded Highlands Pharmacy with the CPS Best Practices Award at their recent Annual Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award recognizes pharmacies that demonstrate sustained excellence and collaboration within their hospitals, as well as implement innovative changes that benefit patient care. To receive this award you must achieve a 95% or greater on the Operations and Regulatory Compliance Audit.

Highlands Health Systems has a partnership with Pharmacy Systems, Inc (a company of Comprehensive Pharmacy Services). Comprehensive Pharmacy Services has over 300 pharmacy partnerships throughout the United States (including Puerto Rico), and all were represented at their 2018 Annual Conference.
"This is a very intense and thorough audit performed by my company. There are over 200 indicators covering all regulatory agency compliance, FDA, DEA, and state board of pharmacy regulations. The audit ensures we have processes in place to meet all legal requirements and to ensure the safety of our patients. Pharmacy Systems and Comprehensive Pharmacy Services are not just looking at the paperwork...they make you prove it." Said Highlands Director of Pharmacy Services, Vylinda Howard, PharmD.