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Tuesday Jan. 16, 2024
Broward Health Medical Center Awarded URAC Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA- Broward Health Medical Center's pharmacy program recently earned URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. This significant accomplishment demonstrates the hospital's success in setting high standards for outpatient pharmacies.

"This accreditation reflects the tremendous dedication of the pharmacy team, which strives to provide outstanding service to our South Florida community," said Manny Linares, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center. “After three years of hard work, we are delighted to have achieved the accreditation.”

URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality by setting high standards for clinical practice, consumer protections, performance measurement, operations infrastructure, and risk management. Broward Health's flagship hospital has successfully demonstrated its commitment to quality care, enhanced processes, patient safety, and improved outcomes.

We are incredibly proud to have achieved this accreditation,” said Dave Lacknauth, PharmD, executive director of pharmacy services at Broward Health. “We understand the importance of these specialty medications in our community and are committed to delivering quality standards of care.”

“Now more than ever, specialty pharmacies are an essential part of the patient care team and patient experience. URAC congratulates Broward Health Medical Center on its achievement of Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. This achievement demonstrates excellence in pharmacy operations, product handling, patient education, and patient management. When an organization achieves URAC accreditation, it demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of care, which is important to patients, providers and payers,” said URAC’s President and CEO Shawn Griffin, M.D.



About Broward Health

Broward Health is a nationally recognized health system in South Florida. As one of the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the U.S., Broward Health boasts two trauma centers and virtually every health specialty, offering compassionate, personalized care across its five hospitals and more than 50 health centers and physician practices. As a leader in advanced healthcare for 85 years, Broward Health has a robust graduate education program and international services. For more information, visit


About URAC

Founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality and patient safety through renowned accreditation programs. URAC develops its evidence-based standards in collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders and industry experts. The company’s portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management and operations, pharmacies, telehealth, health plans, medical practices and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and