Please join us in celebrating Katelynn McKinley, Patient Representative at Sun River Health in Patchogue, NY. Katelynn is Equiscript's Site Champion Spotlight for September!
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.
Sun River Health, formerly known as Hudson River Health Care, opened in 1975 by four African American women to address the community’s problems with accessing affordable and quality healthcare. Sun River Health Care has grown into a health system with 40 locations and serves more than 245,000 patients throughout Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island.
Katelynn has been with Sun River Health for a year and said her favorite thing about her job is, “making sure our patients are taken care of.”
Transportation barriers affect both rural and urban populations and for Sun River Health patients, Katelynn said transportation is one of their main barriers to care, especially for their elderly patients. However, she stated, “If the patient is not mobile, the Equiscript program is the easiest way for them to get their medications. Even more so now than ever due to covid.”
Equiscript representative, Jim Blakely, said, “I nominated Katelynn because she takes her role as a Site Champion very seriously, and provides thorough feedback for each enrollment. She really cares about her patients, and she's a great partner to work with."
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, Katelynn, for being a top-notch Site Champion!