Joining the PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency at one of the OhioHealth hospitals is an opportunity to begin laying the foundation with an organization with a deep history of rich pharmacy talent. With more than 60 years of continuous experience developing pharmacy residents you can be sure all 3 hospital programs will exceed your expectations. The uniqueness of the program allows the residents to experience a variety of health-system pharmacy leadership that is otherwise not attainable in 2 years. This is due to the wide array of hospitals within the system, and the ability of the resident to engage both at their individual care site and across the enterprise.
Our three hospital program sites include:
Grant Medical Center is a program that has been built over the last 60 years. As one of the 12 residency programs continuously offered since 1963, you will find a large network of alumni. Grant is a 640-bed community, not for profit, teaching hospital specializing in trauma, surgery, critical care and orthopedics. Located in downtown Columbus, OH Grant is anything but slow. Not only is Grant the busiest Level 1 trauma Center in the State of Ohio they also rank No. 1 out of seven participation Level 1 Trauma Centers in Ohio – meaning the chances of survival from a traumatic event are better at Grant than anywhere else. In the last year, the pharmacy department has been busy - we built a new state of the art central pharmacy clean room that is USP<797> and <800> compliant, converted to Omnicell automated dispensing cabinets to align its central and decentralized automation, and consolidated cancer services downtown to a singular cancer center housing a 26-bay infusion center offering expansive pharmacy services. The growth does not stop there - currently the campus is undergoing a $400 million expansion to bring new services and expanded care for a downtown community that is projected to double in the next decade. Grant is also deeply connected with the underserved community which is why part of the expansion will bring a Food Pantry onto the campus – a real connection of food and medicine. The ability to provide these expanded access points to its patients is largely impart to the 340B Program in which Grant is a disproportionate share hospital.
Riverside Methodist Hospital has trained pharmacy leaders for more than 50 years. Riverside is a 1,059 bed non-profit, tertiary care, teaching hospital that serves as the flagship of the 15 hospital OhioHealth system. Riverside is the second largest acute care hospital in Ohio and the 14th largest in the nation. Riverside is consistently ranked as a leader in the areas of Neuroscience, Heart and Vascular care, Cancer care, Maternity and Women’s Health, Trauma, and Orthopedics. Riverside is also undergoing a significant expansion with the addition of a $600 million Women’s Health Center that will include additional pharmacy services. Although not an Academic Medical Center, this hospital provides a similar experience with more than 8 pharmacy residents, 150 Medical Residents, and a robust Research Institute.
Mansfield Hospital is newly accredited in 2020 and situated about 60 minutes North of Columbus. This community hospital serves as the largest provider of care between Columbus, OH and Cleveland, OH. Although smaller in size at 326 beds, this program provides the ideal training facility for a pharmacy leader who sees themselves working within a future hospital ranging from 100 beds to 400 beds. Their program is on solid footing and seeks residents who desire an opportunity to help create and build the program.
OhioHealth Health-System Pharmacy Administration residents will help to develop their residency experience and direct projects towards their areas of interest, career goals and growth opportunities. As a part of the OhioHealth pharmacy leadership team, the resident will gain valuable experience with the opportunities and challenges of leading at a hospital and health-system level. Regardless of the care site that works best for you, all 3 programs will engage and support pharmacy enterprise efforts. This extends beyond the traditional health-system space to include: health plan management, population health/value-based care programs, direct to employer relationships, specialty pharmacy, and home infusion. As the organization continues to grow, opportunities for learning experiences are endless – from research, to teaching, to launching a new service, to completing a rotation in an area we have not yet developed a learning experience for. At OhioHealth, our preceptors and residency leaders adapt the program to the resident and their interest.
This 24-month program is offered in combination with a Master of Science (MS) in Health-System Pharmacy Administration degree from The Ohio State University. Through this program, residents will have opportunities to interact with the vast alumni network of The Ohio State University and Latiolais Leadership Program. The didactic requirements toward the degree are completed during the PGY-1 and PGY-2 years (with a slightly heavier academic requirement in year 1). All of your PGY-1 rotations will be completed by August of your second year.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization with over 28,000 associates, physicians, and volunteers serving and supported by the community since 1891. Based in Columbus, Ohio, it is comprised of 11 member hospitals, 3 affiliated hospitals, 28 ambulatory care centers, home-health providers, and an employed physician group with more than 500 physicians in a wide range of specialties and primary care. Member hospitals include Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Mansfield General Hospital, Doctors Hospital-Columbus, Grady Memorial Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Shelby Memorial Hospital, O'Blenness Hospital, Doctors Hospital-Nelsonville, Hardin Memorial Hospital and Marion General Hospital. We are proud to be named by Truven Health Analytics as one of the top 15 best healthcare systems in the nation for clinical performance for 6 years. OhioHealth also has been recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. For more than a century OhioHealth has been united by the mission "to improve the health of patients we serve". The re...sidency program at Grant Medical Center was recognized in 2013 as one of 12 programs that have been continuously graduating quality residents since the inception of accredited residency programs over 50 years ago. The residency program at Riverside Methodist Hospital has been training quality residents for over 40 years. The organization shares a vision "to be the place where people want to work, where physicians want to practice and most importantly, where patients want to go when they need healthcare services."