Demonstrate Quality, Celebrate Excellence. Differentiate your hospital or health-system by becoming an ASHP Certified Center of Excellence™ and formally recognize your high-performing pharmacy department for excellence in medication-use safety and pharmacy practice.

About the ASHP Certification  

ASHO Center of ExcellenceCertification is a process used by health care organizations worldwide to accurately assess their level of performance in relation to established standards and to implement ways to continuously improve. The ASHP Standard for Certification as a Center of Excellence in Medication-Use Safety and Pharmacy Practice reflects contemporary best practices for hospital and health-system pharmacy practice. Pharmacies which achieve this ASHP certification demonstrate the highest levels of pharmacy practice, medication safety, and pharmacy patient care services.   

Why ASHP Certification In Medication-Use Safety And Pharmacy Practice?

The recognition of excellence in medication-use safety and pharmacy practice allows organizations to differentiate themselves from others. It also enhances the credibility and value of pharmacy services to physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers, healthcare leaders/administrators, policy makers, our patients and the general public.

Becoming an ASHP Certified Center of Excellence™ demonstrates the following of your pharmacy practice:

  • Best practice for hospital and health-system pharmacy practice
  • Continuous high quality of care leading to improved patient outcomes
  • External validation of your pharmacy services for your patients and community
  • Increased confidence in your pharmacy services internally
  • Improved efficiencies and decreased variation in your processes
  • Improved risk management
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