MultiCare's five pharmaceutical resource clinics, all located in the South Sound, recently passed the Anticoagulation Forum’s assessment program, earning the designation as an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence.

The Anticoagulation Forum is the largest peer organization of health care providers who treat and prevent blood clots, which can block blood flow to vital areas such as the heart, brain or lungs.

About one in five practices pass the group’s evaluation program; only five other practices in Washington have achieved the Center of Excellence designation, which is awarded in two-year increments.

MultiCare's pharmaceutical resource clinics are located in Auburn, Bonney Lake, Gig Harbor, Puyallup and Tacoma.