The 20,000-square-foot facility marks the completion of a three-year project, launching a hub for innovative pharmacy care and patient support solutions.
RENTON, Wash., Aug. 1, 2023 – Aiming to transform the way patients access essential medications, Credena Health, a Providence subsidiary, recently announced the opening of its 22nd pharmacy location in Portland, Oregon. The Credena Health Pharmacy and Patient Support Center at Durham now offers nationwide home delivery and virtual patient support in partnership with each patient’s existing care team to supply specialty and chronic medications more effectively.
"With this new location, we reaffirm our commitment to serving patients far and wide, both within Providence and beyond," said Elie Bahou, chief pharmacy officer at Providence. "The completion of this ambitious project marks a significant milestone for the organization as we continue to elevate the standard of health care nationwide."
Operating within the Providence health system, Credena Health pharmacies partner with health care providers and a network of delivery services to transport medications directly to patients’ homes, alleviating the burden of an in-person pharmacy visit. In addition to dispensing medications, Credena Health proactively addresses patient financial concerns, answers medication questions and coordinates with physicians, insurers and drug manufacturers to provide ongoing, individualized assistance in managing chronic conditions. This one-on-one clinical support creates a seamless care experience for patients and ensures they receive personalized guidance throughout their medication therapy journey.
Patient Support Center with four private pods for video conferencing with patients.
“Driven by our Mission to serve, Credena Health is committed to providing unparalleled pharmacy care and finding innovative solutions to improve access and outcomes for our patients across the country,” said Glenn Wachter, chief executive at Credena Health. “As a pharmacy specializing in treatments for complex conditions, the opening of this new facility signals our expanding coverage and ongoing dedication to the communities we serve. We are proud to do so alongside providers, including those at Providence, who share our vision for seamless, integrated patient care to become reality.”
Credena Health continues the Providence tradition started nearly 170 years ago of delivering compassionate care, motivated by a sincere desire to improve patients’ health. To learn more about Credena Health and its comprehensive pharmacy services, visit Credena Health Pharmacy.
Providence is a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system comprising a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health is a human right. With 51 hospitals, more than 1000 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing, and much other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ more than 117,000 caregivers serving communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, with system offices in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif. Learn about our vision of health for a better world at Providence.org.
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