Correct Rx currently provides for 195 locations across the nation and more than 200,000 customers nationwide.
The Correct Rx team is a part of their patients' treatment plan every step of the way—it's a collaborative approach to health care.
By Montana Robertson
(April 23, 2018–HANOVER, Md.) — Founder and CEO of Correct Rx Pharmacy Services, Inc. Ellen Yankellow, Pharm.D., and her team have dedicated themselves to transforming the pharmacy industry—or correcting it—by investing in its future.
“Our company was founded on the core vision that providing cutting-edge clinical pharmacy services and optimal medication therapy improves patient outcomes which results in healthier patients, fewer complications, and reduced overall costs,” said Yankellow.
Nearly five years ago, Yankellow donated more than $1 million to the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy, the largest gift ever received by a female alumnus. The funding seeded a two-year postgraduate fellowship program that focuses on how clinical pharmacy can contribute positively to patient care, reduce health care costs, and improve health outcomes.
It’s a gift Yankellow hopes will “not only be inspirational but also transformational for the profession.”
And it’s working. One graduate is pursuing a Ph.D. in outcomes research. Another is teaching at a university in San Francisco. Between them, they have published 33 works in the field.
“More importantly, their work was focused on data that documents how clinical pharmacy is a better way to serve our patients,” Yankellow said.
Correct Rx prioritizes community outreach through an abundance of philanthropic efforts spanning from donations to the United Way of Central Maryland, Alzheimer’s Association, the Catholic Community Foundation, and now co-charing the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Catalyst Campaign.
On giving back, Yankellow said, “The value stems from my sense of heart felt gratitude. Gratitude reminds us of what matters most. As a result of gratitude, I have spent my life trying to make a difference in my profession, my workplace, and in the greater community.”