Please join us in celebrating Julina Garcia, Registered Nurse, at Westside Family Healthcare in Newark, Delaware. Julina is Equiscript's Site Champion Spotlight for July!
Site Champions play a significant role in the success of Equiscript home delivery pharmacy programs across the country. They serve as the primary point of contact between the Equiscript team, providers, and patients. Site Champions are super-organized, super-involved superstars who carry out the tasks necessary to make a successful pharmacy program.
Westside Family Healthcare first opened in 1988 and gained Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status in 1994. Westside is a Joint Commission accredited health center and certified as a Primary Care Medical Home.
Julina Garcia has been with Westside for eight years. She says her favorite part of her job is "the opportunity to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. I am privileged to be able to be our patients' voice when they are having a hard time being heard."
Equiscript Account Manager, Ali Fortin nominated Julina because, "Julina has been dedicated to working with me on the Equscript program. She is also very dedicated to all the patients at her location. She goes above and beyond to make sure the program is successful, and patients are compliant. Julina thought outside the box in ways to communicate with me to allow for smooth communication that works for both of us. I enjoy her positive attitude towards healthcare and improving patient care."
For Westside Family Healthcare, Julina said the program is "extremely valuable" for patients. "The delivery of medications to patients homes bridges the gap in patients healthcare, usually present due to transportation issues. .. The 340B program makes many medications that were once not affordable to our patients now affordable. This ultimately raises medication compliance with our patients, leading to better health outcomes."
Julina's advice for other Equiscript Site Champions is to "become as familiar as possible with each insurance's preferred medications list. Remember to utilize the 340B program for those patients who are uninsured."
Site Champions help to ensure that patients get the best quality service, and that they get their medications when they need them - which keeps patients happier, healthier, and more compliant with their healthcare. Thank you, Julina, for being a top-notch Site Champion!