The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program conducted by Riverside University Health System is accredited by ASHP.
RUHS PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program acquired ASHP Accreditation Candidate Status during the inaugural class (2016-2017). Subsequently, our program had received ASHP Accreditation after the accreditation survey that took place in the spring of 2017.
Department of Pharmacy
RUHS Pharmacy Service is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week under the supervision of the Director of Pharmacy, Davalyn Tidwell. Services provided include pharmaceutical care for patients, technical support, education and research. RUHS pharmacy utilizes a de-centralized automated dispensing system, as well as a centralized unit-dose system with barcode medication administration. RUHS pharmacy also provides IV additive service, patient-specific TPN compounding, and chemotherapy preparations for inpatient units and ambulatory infusion center. All inpatient medication orders are placed through a computerized provider order entry system.
RUHS Pharmacy provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medication distribution and clinical services. Clinical pharmacists work with a variety of collaborative practice agreements and P&T approved protocols to provide optimized pharmaceutical care. Pharmacists also have an integral role in improving compliance to CMS Core Measures and disease state management Quality Measures as part of the multidisciplinary care team.