Pharmacy Residency Programs at Winter Haven Hospital

Pharmacy Residency Programs at Winter Haven Hospital

About Us

Founded in 1926, Winter Haven Hospital (WHH) has an outstanding reputation for superior, patient-centered care. The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is based at Winter Haven Hospital’s main campus with opportunities for experience throughout the BayCare Health System. The Department of Pharmacy is responsible for the pharmaceutical care services for approximately 468 acute care beds with an average daily census of approximately 280 patients.

The department consists of over 50 team members, including 23 clinical pharmacists, 27 pharmacy technicians, and administrative and support personnel. Clinical pharmacists practice in the areas of ambulatory care, behavioral health, critical care, diabetes, adult and pediatric emergency services, hematology/oncology, internal medicine, infectious disease, neonatology, nutrition support, surgery, transitions-of-care, and women’s health services.

Clinical pharmacists at WHH are actively involved in medication order review, therapeutic monitoring, patient care planning and management, student and resident preceptorship, and interactive relationships as part of the health care team. Pharmacy technicians provide an integral component of the drug distribution system through the use of an automated, point-of-use dispensing system.

The Department of Pharmacy participates in leading several quality improvement programs, including Medication Use Safety Teams, Adverse Drug Reaction reporting, Medication Use Evaluations, Automatic Therapeutic Interchange, and other medication use activities.