RALEIGH, N.C. – MedPro Rx, Inc. ( http://www.medprorx.com ), a provider of specialty pharmacy services to clients with chronic illnesses who need clotting factor, IVIg and other medication, has announced that President Nancy McFarlane was named one of Business Leader Magazine’s Top Entrepreneurs in the Triangle region for 2013. McFarlane was honored at an awards ceremony held on April 25 at Brier Creek Country Club.
As president of MedPro Rx, McFarlane has led the pharmacy to multimillion dollar sales revenues over the past 11 years. She implemented a vision to create a pharmacy that would coordinate pharmaceutical care with existing community resources as well as serve as an advocate for the bleeding disorder community. McFarlane has received the Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni Award from Virginia Commonwealth University, her alma mater, for her contributions to the profession of pharmacy and serves on the UNC Pharmacy Foundation Board.
MedPro Rx has several community outreach programs, including its “Education is Power” scholarship program. To date, the pharmacy has awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarship funds to students nationwide who are living with bleeding disorders. MedPro Rx also supports several other organizations dedicated to helping people living with chronic illnesses, including the Hemophilia Foundation of North Carolina, the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation, Patient Services, Inc. (PSI), the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, the Neuropathy Association and other nonprofits throughout the region. Recently, MedPro Rx has received accreditation for Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization, and by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc., (ACHC) in the areas of Infusion Pharmacy Services, Infusion Nursing Services and Specialty Pharmacy Services. Receiving these accreditations shows MedPro Rx’s strong commitment and dedication to the healthcare industry.
McFarlane was elected mayor of Raleigh in December 2011 after serving on the Raleigh City Council since 2007 and is leading the city's efforts to secure the Dorothea Dix property as a destination park for Raleigh and the state. She serves as a liaison to the following organizations: Wake County Elected Officials Transit Work Group, Raleigh Arts Commission and United Arts Council, Upper Neuse Rivers Basin Association, Environmental Advisory Board, North Carolina Conservation Council, Substance Abuse Advisory Council, Sierra Club, Storm Water Utility Transition Advisory Commission, Triangle J Council of Governments, Water Advisory Committee, Sister Cities and Wake County Schools. McFarlane is the head of the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a nonpartisan organization that is focused on issues of special interest to the state’s large cities, especially in the fields of creating jobs, protecting local revenues, investing in public infrastructure and keeping cities safe. Additionally, she is a member of the Wake County Mayors Association, the Women’s Forum of NC and the Women on Board Steering Committee.
“I am honored to be recognized for an award that has been given to many of the Triangle’s top leaders and executives,” said McFarlane. “The hard work and dedication of MedPro Rx’s employees is the reason we have enjoyed great success over the past 11 years, and this award is a testament to each of them.”
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MedPro Rx, Inc. is a leading specialty infusion pharmacy, serving clients who require clotting factor, IVIg and other specialty medications for complex chronic conditions. Established in Raleigh, N.C., in 2002, MedPro Rx’s team has more than 250 years of combined pharmacy, nursing and management experience. MedPro’s commitment to flawless patient care backed by a total therapy management approach has been recognized by several national healthcare accreditation organizations. As an Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC), and URAC Specialty Pharmacy provider MedPro Rx has demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care and services. Accreditation is a validation that companies are committed to quality and accountability throughout their organization. MedPro Rx’s pharmacy programs are specifically tailored for infused and injectable specialty pharmaceuticals with emphasis in the neurology, immunology, rheumatology and hematology and rare bleeding disorders communities. The pharmacy has received numerous awards for its success, including being named the Triangle’s No. 1 fastest-growing privately held company in 2008 by Triangle Business Journal; being named a top women-owned business by Triangle Business Journal in 2009, 2010 and 2011; and ranking as the No. 1 Small Business in the Triangle and No. 3 Small Business in North Carolina out of the top 100 by Business Leader in 2011. Additionally, MedPro Rx has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing entrepreneurial businesses in 2010, 2011 and 2012. For more information about MedPro Rx, call (888) 571-3100 or visit http://www.medprorx.com.
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