The PGY2 health system pharmacy administration and leadership residency program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital builds upon PGY1 residency graduates' competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency program lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills. A variety of pharmacy administration rotations are offered to give the residents exposure to a wide array of health system pharmacy administration experiences across the continuum of care. The resident serves as a member of the hospital site and pharmacy enterprise pharmacy leadership team. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.
The Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital provides the resident with the skills and knowledge required to become a competent pharmacy leader.
Individuals fulfilling the standards of the PGY2 HSPAL Residency Program will be prepared to secure a leadership role in health-system pharmacy. A variety of pharmacy administration rotations are offered to give the residents exposure to a wide array of health system pharmacy administration experiences across the continuum of care. The resident serves as a member of the hospital site pharmacy management team, as well as the health system pharmacy enterprise leadership team.
About Abbott Northwestern Hospital - part of Allina Health
Abbott Northwestern Hospital (ANW) is part of Allina Health and the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities with 600+ beds. With more than 5,000 employees, 1,400 physicians, and 700 volunteers, ANW has been recognized both nationally and locally for its exceptional expertise and patient care. Awards include but are not limited to: ranked first in the Twin Cities and second in Minnesota for the 8th year in a row in US News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings & ANCC Magnet Recognition Program status in 2019, 2014, & 2009.
The pharmacy department practices under a comprehensive, patient-centered integrated model of pharmacy practice. The pharmacy leadership team consists of the pharmacy director, four pharmacy managers, technician supervisor, and seven clinical coordinators specializing in infectious diseases, cardiology /critical care, cardiology and internal medicine ambulatory care, oncology, transplant/nephrology and four lead staff pharmacists specializing in informatics, central operations, sterile products, and surgery. Clinical, decentral pharmacist teams include: Mental Health Services, Cardiovascular, Critical Care, Emergency Department, Neurology/...Orthopedics/Rehabilitation/Spine, Renal/Medical-Surgical and Oncology/Medical-Surgical. Pharmacy operations include sterile product preparation, a surgery pharmacy satellite, automated medication distribution system through which 90% of doses are supplied, and use of an electronic medical record (Epic). ANW offers ASHP-accredited residencies in the following areas: PGY1 (5 positions), PGY2 infectious diseases, PGY2 cardiology, and PGY2 health-system administration and leadership.