PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Awarded National Accreditation

The first postgraduate year (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Woman’s Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  The accreditation was granted by ASHP’s Commission on Credentialing and was awarded for the maximum period of eight years.

“I’m proud to be part of a residency program with preceptors who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring our residents into becoming skilled clinicians,” said Tam LaBranche, Pharm D, BCPS, clinical pharmacy manager and PGY1 pharmacy residency director at Woman’s Hospital.  “I’m grateful to ASHP for granting the maximum accreditation to this program and for Woman’s commitment to education and advancing pharmacy practices for optimal patient care.”

To receive ASHP accreditation, PGY1 pharmacy residency programs must meet or exceed certain criteria such as providing an exemplary environment for residents’ learning; creating and executing a training program to develop mature, clinically competent practitioners; and maintaining an organization that meets all accreditation standards, regulatory requirements, and nationally applicable standards.

Woman’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program strives to develop highly motivated pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to independently and competently optimize pharmacotherapy outcomes through direct involvement in patient care as well as pharmacy practice management.

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.