Today, Crystal Run Healthcare announced it is a proud recipient of Intalere’s Healthcare Achievement Award for Financial and Operational Improvement. The award was presented to organizations that improved operational functions and reduced cost. Crystal Run Healthcare has won this award twice in the past three years.

Kevin Keller, Director of Materials Management, and Theresa Dolson, Pharm.D., RPh, Director of Pharmacy, lead the Crystal Run team with assistance from the Intalere Pharmacy Specialist Team and pharmaceutical supplier AmerisourceBergen and worked collaboratively to develop a return on investment (ROI) strategy. The overall goal of Crystal Run’s project was to provide better control over medications while reducing cost and increasing efficiency. As a result, Crystal Run created a central pharmacy to improve the process of supplying pharmaceuticals to its prescribing providers over its multiple locations. As a result, inventory was reduced by 10% and overall costs decreased in excess of $1M annually.

In May, Keller and Dolson accepted the award at Intalere’s member conference, ‘Elevate 2018’ which took place in Orlando, FL. Crystal Run Healthcare was awarded in the Financial and Operational Improvement category. Awardees were recognized for improving supply chain functions, patient satisfaction, service quality, and revenue optimization.

“In this era of disruptive change within the healthcare industry, it is more important than ever to not only recognize the successful initiatives that providers are implementing to enhance their services, patient outcomes and bottom line, but to also share these best practices with others in order that they too may be successful in their efforts as well,” said Julius Heil, Intalere president and CEO. “Our awards program does just that. And we feel strongly that in working together we can all make a powerful impact in this ever-changing industry.”