National honors for Providence's Pharmacy Residency Program

October 23, 2015

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has honored Providence’s Oregon pharmacy residency programs with its ASHP Residency Excellence Award for 2015.

Annually, since 2006, ASHP recognizes a residency program, and this year Providence’s postgraduate year 1 and 2 residency programs in Portland were selected.

“This is a very significant award as Providence is one of the first non-University based programs to receive this honor,” said Steve Stoner, PharmD, Providence’s chief pharmacy officer for Oregon. “This is tremendous recognition for Providence, for our residency programs, and for our pharmacy services.”

“The ASHP award is a testament to the commitment to excellence by our pharmacy and medical group staff in providing advanced training for pharmacy practitioners while making consistent contributions to quality care of our patients,” Stoner said.

The Providence program has 19 residents from eight states. They compete through a national matching service to secure a residency position. Pharmacy residents travel throughout Oregon, serving in a number of Providence ministries under the guidance of clinical leaders.