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; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.