Medi-Wise Pharmacy, a pharmacy and durable medical equipment company providing hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, diabetic shoes, mastectomy bras and breast forms, compression therapy supplies, wound care, and ostomy care, has achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA), based in Waterloo, Iowa.

This award was presented on April 5 and is achieved only when a medical equipment provider demonstrates a high level of quality in all their business operations and services.

Medi-Wise Pharmacy, Newcomerstown, earned the three-year accreditation after completing a comprehensive review process that focuses on meeting quality standards and a commitment to quality operational practices and procedures in the areas of financial stability, human resource training, patient care, delivery services, billing practices and maintenance of products and equipment. Accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation assures Medicare and other health payers that the highest levels of quality are practiced within all areas of the company.

"We sought accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation to demonstrate that our company is committed to providing excellent products in a safe and efficient manner," said Jeff Neidig, co-owner, Medi-Wise Pharmacy.

"This award also reinforces that our commitment to quality is ongoing," says, Lori Dallacheisa, Home Medical Department manager.

Founded in 2005, the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation became a deemed authority by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to accredit providers of durable and home medical equipment. HQAA and Medi-Wise Pharmacy seek to ensure that patients receive honest, ethical treatment. HQAA's interactive, web-based design is specifically aimed at the durable medical equipment industry, providing a targeted approach to accreditation and quality improvement.

About Medi-Wise Pharmacy

Established in 1992, Medi-Wise Pharmacy is a locally owned and operated pharmacy and home medical supply/equipment business, they seek to provide personal service to their clients. Their retail pharmacy business includes all dispensing and monitoring functions related to the practice of pharmacy. Additional retail services include greeting cards, gifts, over the counter remedies, and vitamins; health screening clinics; and home medical supplies and equipment. Their long term care (LTC) business includes pharmacy and medical supply services in nursing homes, assisted living, and group homes throughout Ohio.

For information, contact Dallacheisa, Home Medical manager, 498-6337.