Essentia Health PGY-1 Residency Program - SJMC
About Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center
For well over a century, St. Joseph’s Medical Center has served the Brainerd Lakes area providing high-quality health care services in a compassionate environment. St. Joseph’s is a 162-bed nonprofit community hospital. More than 1000 employees and over 100 physicians representing 21 specialties make St. Joseph’s the largest hospital in north-central Minnesota. St. Joseph’s adheres to the Essentia Health's values of hospitality, stewardship, respect, justice, teamwork and quality.
St. Joseph’s is part of Essentia Health, an integrated health system headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. The Essentia Health organization includes 17 hospitals and 66 clinics serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho. In 2013, Essentia was accredited as an Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
About Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Pharmacy Services
St. Joseph’s pharmacy services employs approximately 14 clinical pharmacists and 12 pharmacy technicians. The pharmacy practice model is decentralized, integrated and supported by the Epic information system. Pharmacists work collaboratively with other health care providers to provide order verification, drug distribution services, and several clinical services including anticoagulation dosing and monitoring (e.g. warfarin, heparin, argatroban), pharmacokinetic services, total parenteral nutrition management, dose adjustments based on renal function, IV-to-PO conversion, medication reconciliation and antibiotic stewardship. Pharmacists also respond and participate in medical emergencies (e.g. Code Blue, Rapid Response, Stroke Code).
About the Brainerd Lakes Area
The Brainerd Lakes Area is centrally located in the heart of Minnesota. Found along the banks of the Mississippi River, Brainerd is about two hours north of the Twin Cities and nestled among more than 500 lakes and rivers. The area has numerous amenities including world class golf, fishing and boating, biking, recreational trails, snowmobiling, skiing, specialty retail stores and much more.
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