Located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, Mission Hospital is the largest facility in the Mission Health System, serving an 18 county area of Western North Carolina. This 815-bed community teaching hospital was ranked No. 1 “Best Hospital” in North Carolina for 2017 and 2018 by Business North Carolina and received an A Leapfrog Safety Grade in May of 2022. We are the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care, a comprehensive stroke center and a level-2 trauma center. Mission is also home to a 94-bed emergency department, 85-bed children’s hospital and 120-bed behavioral health facility.
The Mission Hospital PGY1 program focuses on developing residents as valued members of the inpatient health-care team capable of practicing patient-centered pharmacotherapy in multiple environments. Over the last 25 years, graduates of this program completed residency well prepared for PGY2 specialty training or to work in a multitude of environments ranging from large health systems with high acuity, to smaller community based hospitals, to academia and clinical faculty positions.
Throughout the PGY1 year, residents engage in a variety of clinical experiences tailored to their specific interests and goal. Pharmacy services at Mission Hospital are organized into service lines and the learning experiences are precepted by clinical pharmacists with extensive knowledge in their designated disciplines. Decentralized clinical pharmacy staff promotes the development of collegial relationships amongst health-care professionals, especially during multi-disciplinary rounds.
Mission Hospital pharmacists are entrusted with patient-centered medication decisions, such as pharmacokinetic dosing and autonomous warfarin, vancomycin and phenytoin management. As a resident at Mission, you can expect to see exceptional growth in your critical thinking skills, clinical judgement, medication use process, and leadership skills.
Mission Hospital's pharmacy services are based on a patient-centered integrated model. Pharmacists are organized into clinical service lines and have developed extensive and specialized knowledge in their designated disciplines. Clinical service lines represent cardiology, pediatric/neonatology, critical care, emergency medicine, adult internal medicine, infectious diseases, psychiatry, medication reconciliation/transitions of care, inpatient and outpatient oncology, ambulatory care, and distributive services. Our pharmacists work in patient care areas and utilize their knowledge of medication products, pharmacotherapy, medication safety, and technology on a daily basis to improve the lives of patients that they serve.