Located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, Mission Hospital is the largest facility in the Mission Health System, serving an 18 county area of Western North Carolina. This 815-bed community teaching hospital was ranked No 1 “Best Hospital” in North Carolina for 2017 and 2018 by Business North Carolina and ranked in the top 1% of “Best Hospitals” nationally in 2016 by Heathgrades. We are the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care, a comprehensive stroke center and a level-2 trauma center. Mission is also home to a 94-bed emergency department, 85 bed children’s hospital and 100 bed behavioral health unit. In addition, Mission outpatient clinical pharmacy services provide support in a variety of clinics including anticoagulation, heart failure, transitions of care and chronic disease management.
Mission has been training pharmacy residents since 1994. Over the years our program has expanded to 5 individual residency programs with 11 total residents every year. Our residency programs include acute care, ambulatory care, emergency medicine and health-system pharmacy administration. Upon graduation from our programs, residents will practice in a wide variety of patient care environments ranging from rural health to large hospitals.
The department embraces education as evidenced by a long history of pharmacy residency training and a partnership with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Mountain Area Health Education Center. Mission Hospital serves as the primary experiential learning and training site for all UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students based at the Asheville campus. All residents will have the opportunity to work with and precept pharmacy students.