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Portland Health Care Start-Up Wins Green Light for Full Rollout on National Stage

July 30, 2015, Specialty Pharmacy Times

Signaling its arrival as a major new player on the Northwest’s health care scene, Ardon Health announced today that URAC, a Washington D.C. - based independent healthcare accreditation organization, has awarded the one-year-old Portland-based company full specialty pharmacy accreditation.

“We are incredibly proud to earn this key mark of distinction as we celebrate our first anniversary,” said Chandra Wahrgren, president of Ardon Health. “This national recognition demonstrates that we are indeed fulfilling our mission, exceeding market standards and delivering excellence 24/7 to our customers wherever they are throughout the United States.”

Grant Knowles, vice president of operations at Ardon, said, “Receiving URAC specialty pharmacy accreditation affirms that our caring team of clinical pharmacy professionals is succeeding in our mission to inspire and improve lives through the delivery of high-quality, compassionate healthcare services. Today’s recognition reflects Ardon’s core values: to be an innovator, to be collaborative, to be accountable, and to be a trusted leader in all the communities we serve.”

“By receiving URAC accreditation, Ardon Health has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “Quality healthcare is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body.

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a well-known leader in promoting healthcare quality through its accreditation, education, and measurement products. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking products and services that model the rapid changes in the healthcare system and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability.

Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire healthcare industry. For more information, visit


About Ardon Health

Ardon Health, a specialty pharmacy based in Portland, Oregon, provides a wide range of specialty medications and personalized patient care nationwide. While primarily serving the Pacific Northwest, 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 practice of specialty pharmacy and the treatment of numerous complex diseases and health conditions. For additional information about Ardon Health, please visit

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