Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation has been recognized by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services for saving Kentuckians more than $1 million in prescription costs.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health’s gold award was given to MCHC for it’s participation in the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program (KPAP), a program initiated by Gov. Steve Beshear in 2008.
MCHC began using the computerized tracking system in 2009.
Through foundations and programs established by pharmaceutical companies, MCHC certified pharmacy technicians Brandy Wilson and Leigh Pomraning apply for free medicines for patients.
“The program is needed in order to help people get medications that they would not be able to afford,” said Pomraning. “It is a rewarding job because we get to help people.”
Medicines that Pomraning and Wilson often help people receive for free are heart medications, insulin and diabetic medications.
“In less than a year we have ordered $5 million worth of prescriptions for indigent patients,” said Wilson.
MCHC will soon be recognized by the Kentucky Department of Public Health for securing medications totaling $5 million, Wilson said.
“This award, the gold award from the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program, is an award to MCHC, but in reality it is an award to Bandy Wilson and Leigh Pomraning, two of our finest employees,” said Mike Caudill, MCHC chief executive officer. “The MCHC family is very proud of the hard work and dedication that Brandy and Leigh put into their jobs every day. The gold award is a recognition of that hard work and dedication and how much they care and how much MCHC as an organization not only cares but adds to the quality of life of our patients on a daily basis.”