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SwedishAmerican Anticoagulation Clinic honored

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – The SwedishAmerican Anticoagulation Clinic received the designation of  “Anticoagulation Center of Excellence” by the Anticoagulation Forum, a multidisciplinary non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of care for patients taking blood thinning medication like Coumadin.

The Anticoagulation Center of Excellence honor is given to healthcare organizations that are implementing up-to-date comprehensive standards, providing the highest level of care and producing the best outcomes for patients taking blood thinning medication.

“We are extremely pleased to earn the honor of being named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence for the fourth time,” SwedishAmerican Pharmacist Ammie Hodges said “Our team works diligently with our patients to help them manage their healthcare as it relates to all aspects of their lives.”

SwedishAmerican’s Coumadin (Anticoagulation) Clinic is comprised of a team of pharmacists certified in blood-thinning care. Patients are referred by SwedishAmerican physicians within the healthcare system to help optimize anticoagulation therapy patient safety. The clinic performs lab monitoring, education, and dosage adjustments. It was established in the spring of 2012, has been growing steadily and continues to accept new patients from SwedishAmerican referring physicians.

More information about the SwedishAmerican Coumadin Clinic is at 779-696-6130.

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