Located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, Mission Hospital is an 815-bed tertiary-care community teaching hospital. Mission Hospital, along with six member hospitals, make up HCA Healthcare’s newest division, serving an 18 county area in western North Carolina. Services at Mission hospital include a 96-bed emergency room, pediatrics, behavioral health services, a comprehensive stroke center, trauma services, and more!
The Mission Hospital PGY1 program focuses on developing residents as valued members of the inpatient health-care team who can practice patient-centered pharmacotherapy in multiple environments. Over the last 25 years, graduates of our program have been well prepared for PGY2 specialty training or to work in a myriad of environments ranging from large health systems with high acuity care, small community hospitals to academic or clinical faculty positions.
Throughout the PGY1 year, residents engage in a variety of clinical experiences tailored to specific interests and goals. Pharmacy services at Mission Hospital are organized into service lines and the learning experiences are precepted by clinical pharmacists who have extensive and specialized knowledge in their designated disciplines. Decentralization of clinical pharmacy services also promotes the development of collegial relationships amongst health-care professionals, especially during multi-disciplinary rounds. Residents will have the opportunity to work with the MAHEC medical residents as well as student from multiple disciplines.
Mission Hospital pharmacists are entrusted with patient-centered medication decisions, such as pharmacokinetic dosing and autonomous warfarin, vancomycin and phenytoin management. In addition to improvements in clinical judgement and abilities, distributive and managerial skills are applied during the PGY1 experience. The understanding of accurate and efficient distribution of medication throughout the campus of this institution is achieved by the resident.
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.