ABOUT US

ABOUT US

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Forum Extended Care Services is an independent, privately owned long-term care (LTC) pharmacy with locations in Northern and Central Illinois. One of the largest in the state, we have provided pharmacy dispensing and consulting services to healthcare facilities for more than 40 years.

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OUR MISSION

We are committed to providing the highest-quality, most cost-effective pharmaceutical care to support our customers’ needs, missions, and goals.

We strive to positively impact quality of life for these clients, who include
our patients, facility staff, employees, vendors, and the community.

We do this with compassion, integrity, respect, continual improvement, learning, and enthusiasm.

OUR MISSION

We are committed to providing the highest-quality, most cost-effective pharmaceutical care to support our customers’ needs, missions, and goals.

We strive to positively impact quality of life for these clients, who include
our patients, facility staff, employees, vendors, and the community.

We do this with compassion, integrity, respect, continual improvement, learning, and enthusiasm.

Headquartered on the outskirts of Chicago, Forum is open 24/7/365 and maintains dual accreditations from the Accreditation Commission in Health Care (ACHC) in LTC Pharmacy and Infusion Pharmacy (USP797). Servicing clients with the same capabilities as the nationwide chains, we remain committed to providing personalized attention to our facilities. Our approach, processes, and people are what set Forum apart; though we’re often copied, we’re never equaled. As a result, our proven track record and unparalleled attention to detail has earned us a distinguished reputation as an industry leader. Forum is a licensed Medicaid and Medicare pharmacy provider in the States of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
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Headquartered on the outskirts of Chicago, Forum is open 24/7/365 and maintains dual accreditations from the Accreditation Commission in Health Care (ACHC) in LTC Pharmacy and Infusion Pharmacy (USP797). Servicing clients with the same capabilities as the nationwide chains, we remain committed to providing personalized attention to our facilities. Our approach, processes, and people are what set Forum apart; though we’re often copied, we’re never equaled. As a result, our proven track record and unparalleled attention to detail has earned us a distinguished reputation as an industry leader. Forum is a licensed Medicaid and Medicare pharmacy provider in the States of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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A PHARMACY LIKE NO OTHER

When you walk through the halls of Forum, decorated with artwork by and of patients and caregivers,
you can’t miss our focus on customers.

Visitors can see and feel the difference of an organization whose very mission depends on serving the missions of others. To accomplish that, we focus on our circle of values: Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Continuous improvement, Learning, and Enthusiasm.

There’s passion in what we do. Employees care and are committed to providing the highest quality, most cost-effective pharmaceutical care for your patients. Their needs are foremost in our minds, and pharmacy staff and managers work 24/7/365 to make sure you get what you need to care for them. Forum embraces the Lean Six Sigma philosophy.

Teams gather in daily huddles to discuss quality and performance metrics as well as customer needs that come up during the day. Every member participates and plays a crucial role in the success of each medication order. Forum employees capture critical data; thorough analysis allows us to focus on delivering the highest quality in every aspect of the workflow. It has become part of our daily routine. It is the Forum culture, the Forum way.

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Accreditation

Dually accredited in both LTC & Infusion Pharmacy.

This award, from the Accreditation Commission on Health Care (ACHC), is achieved when a provider demonstrates the highest level of quality in all LTC Pharmacy and Sterile Compounding USP 797 clinical and business operations and services. Forum earned the three-year accreditation in 2015 after completing a comprehensive review process that included meeting quality standards and demonstrating consistent compliance with nationally recognized standards for quality and operational practices.

ACHC is a not-for- profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

By adopting a participatory approach to standards development that actively solicits the input of those most knowledgeable about current approaches to care, ACHC has created a set of practical standards that promotes quality services and ensures optimum care centered on the patient.

ACHC is a recognized leader in the area of Pharmacy Accreditation. ACHC Surveyors are licensed Pharmacists who draw upon relevant experience to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization as well as provide helpful, consultative advice. ACHC is recognized by CMS as a deeming authority in accreditation.

“We sought accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care to demonstrate that our company is committed to providing excellent patient care and safety in an environment that maintains financial stewardship,” says Brian Kramer, RPh, MBA, President of Forum. “Given the high acuity of patients in the healthcare facilities we service, it was important to us to demonstrate these high standards not just for LTC pharmacy but also for IV infusion services—an area that has been identified as high risk over the last few years. This award reinforces that our commitment to quality is unrelenting.”

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Accreditation

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Dually accredited in both LTC & Infusion Pharmacy.

This award, from the Accreditation Commission on Health Care (ACHC), is achieved when a provider demonstrates the highest level of quality in all LTC Pharmacy and Sterile Compounding USP 797 clinical and business operations and services. Forum earned the three-year accreditation in 2015 after completing a comprehensive review process that included meeting quality standards and demonstrating consistent compliance with nationally recognized standards for quality and operational practices.

ACHC is a not-for- profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

By adopting a participatory approach to standards development that actively solicits the input of those most knowledgeable about current approaches to care, ACHC has created a set of practical standards that promotes quality services and ensures optimum care centered on the patient.

ACHC is a recognized leader in the area of Pharmacy Accreditation. ACHC Surveyors are licensed Pharmacists who draw upon relevant experience to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization as well as provide helpful, consultative advice. ACHC is recognized by CMS as a deeming authority in accreditation.

“We sought accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care to demonstrate that our company is committed to providing excellent patient care and safety in an environment that maintains financial stewardship,” says Brian Kramer, RPh, MBA, President of Forum. “Given the high acuity of patients in the healthcare facilities we service, it was important to us to demonstrate these high standards not just for LTC pharmacy but also for IV infusion services—an area that has been identified as high risk over the last few years. This award reinforces that our commitment to quality is unrelenting.”

Governance

This award, from the Accreditation Commission on Health Care (ACHC), is achieved when a provider demonstrates the highest level of quality in all LTC Pharmacy and Sterile Compounding USP 797 clinical and business operations and services. Forum earned the three-year accreditation in 2015 after completing a comprehensive review process that included meeting quality standards and demonstrating consistent compliance with nationally recognized standards for quality and operational practices.

ACHC is a not-for- profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

By adopting a participatory approach to standards development that actively solicits the input of those most knowledgeable about current approaches to care, ACHC has created a set of practical standards that promotes quality services and ensures optimum care centered on the patient.

ACHC is a recognized leader in the area of Pharmacy Accreditation. ACHC Surveyors are licensed Pharmacists who draw upon relevant experience to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization as well as provide helpful, consultative advice. ACHC is recognized by CMS as a deeming authority in accreditation.

“We sought accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care to demonstrate that our company is committed to providing excellent patient care and safety in an environment that maintains financial stewardship,” says Brian Kramer, RPh, MBA, President of Forum. “Given the high acuity of patients in the healthcare facilities we service, it was important to us to demonstrate these high standards not just for LTC pharmacy but also for IV infusion services—an area that has been identified as high risk over the last few years. This award reinforces that our commitment to quality is unrelenting.”

Professional Affiliations

• American Health Care Association (AHCA), Member
• Illinois Association of Long-Term Care Pharmacy Providers, Founding Member
• Illinois Council on Long-Term Care, Associate Member
• Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA), Associate Member
• Leading Age Illinois, Business Member
• Leukemia Research Foundation, Sponsor

• Long-Term Care Nurses Association, Member
• Managed Healthcare Associates, Member
• National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Associate Member
• Peterson-Pulaski Business & Industrial Council, Member
• Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), Founding Member