Published on December 08, 2015

Owensboro Health Pharmacy Residency Program Earns National Accreditation

Owensboro Health’s Pharmacy Residency Program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, paving the way for further growth of the program.

Accreditation for the program comes after a lengthy process, including submission of documentation, questionnaires and a two-day on-site visit. Following the visit, the program received full accreditation, which lasts for six years.

The pharmacy residency program is a one-year curriculum that serves as post-graduate training for licensed pharmacists interested in obtaining additional clinical experience. During their time at Owensboro Health, they gain practical experience working alongside veteran pharmacists in a variety of different areas across the spectrum of healthcare.

Owensboro Health’s Pharmacy Residency Program takes on two pharmacists each year and is currently in its second year, with residents for next year’s program currently being recruited. Clinical Pharmacist Carolynn Horn, who works as a co-coordinator for the program, said the accreditation is a big step.

“We worked really hard for this accreditation and are excited that our program has now been validated,” Horn said. “It was a tedious and long process, but for our efforts we have a great program. We are very proud to have earned the maximum accreditation length of six years.”

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit