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VANCOUVER, Wash. – Ardon Health, Emerging Health and PeaceHealth announced they are partnering to deliver better care, bringing together more parts of the healthcare ecosystem in support of great experiences and excellent outcomes for patients.
This innovative partnership with pharmacy services companies is designed to address the needs in how medical therapies are delivered throughout a patient’s health journey.
For example, Ardon Health’s and Emerging Health’s pharmacy services will engage with PeaceHealth clinicians at diagnosis and when medical therapies are considered. This ensures patients have the benefit of multiple perspectives and the latest information earlier in their journey. Additionally, nurses, clinicians and pharmacists will work hand in hand with patients across more touchpoints as treatment progresses. This ensures coordinated monitoring of therapies and better outcomes.
“At Ardon and Emerging Health, we believe there's always a better way,” said Chandra Wahrgren, a founding member of Ardon Health and senior vice president of corporate pharmacy enterprise and innovation at Moda Partners. “We know communities benefit when leading organizations work together. That’s why we’re so pleased to join PeaceHealth in a partnership that's rooted in compassionate patient-centered care. By bringing together the clinical expertise of our teams, we can expand our reach, offer personalized care, inspire hope and improve the quality of life for every patient we serve.”
Existing PeaceHealth patients do not need to do anything additional to benefit from this partnership. Patients who need specialty pharmacy services (typically accompanying complex treatments) or infusion services, and whose insurance plans permit them to choose where those services are received, will be offered the option to receive the services through Ardon Health (specialty pharmacy) or Emerging Health (infusion), as applicable for their community.
“The Pacific Northwest has always been a place where pioneering ideas take root, and this is another example of the innovation that began with our founding Sisters in 1890,” said Mike Dwyer, executive vice president of strategy and community health at PeaceHealth “At every step of the journey since then, PeaceHealth has sought to improve how we care for those that need it most. Patients using specialty therapies and infusions are some of the most vulnerable in healthcare, and this partnership is a truly unique way of ensuring they receive excellent, collaborative care.”
About Ardon Health: Ardon Health, based in Portland, Oregon, is an award-winning specialty pharmacy which provides a wide range of specialty medications and personalized patient care nationwide. The company is focused on optimizing patient outcomes through the delivery of high-quality, compassionate specialty pharmacy services to patients in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Ardon's experienced clinical pharmacists have expertise in the treatment of numerous complex diseases and health conditions. In 2017, Ardon received the prestigious National Association of Specialty Pharmacy “Specialty Pharmacy of the Year” award in recognition of the company’s significant accomplishments in advancing patient care and the practice of specialty pharmacy. Ardon was featured in a 2019 public television education segment created by the On Demand, Hosted by Rob Lowe production company. Ardon Health is a member of the Moda Partners family of companies. For additional information about Ardon Health, please visit ardonhealth.com.
About Emerging Health: Emerging Health, based in the Pacific Northwest, is a pharmacy infusion start-up company dedicated to providing exceptional patient experiences. Emerging approaches all patient and caregiver interactions with care, prioritizing comfort, support and convenience. This approach, combined with advanced technologies and medical innovations, help inspire hope and improve quality of life. Founded in 2021, Emerging Health is ACHC-accredited and a member of the Moda Partners family of companies. For additional information please visit emerginghealth.com.
About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.