Ascension All Saints Hospital

Ascension All Saints Hospital is a 356-bed community hospital located in Racine, Wisconsin. Our comprehensive medical facility integrates the Pharmacy Department in every step of the medication-use process from general medicine to specialty areas including NICU/Pediatrics, Oncology, Medication Safety, Critical Care, Mental Health, Infectious Disease, Transitions of Care, and Emergency Medicine.

Purpose

The Ascension All Saints Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Residency Mission

Residents completing the program will be competent, confident and compassionate practitioners. They will function as effective members of the health care team with the ultimate goal of providing optimal medication management services for our patients. These pharmacists will possess the knowledge and experience required to be proficient in appropriate medication use. In addition, residents develop and practice effective written and verbal communication skills and become valuable educators of healthcare professionals, patients, students, and the community. Residency graduates will demonstrate time management and independent thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice settings and within the profession.

All Saints Hospital is a community-based hospital that will give residents a unique experience to further develop their careers as health care practitioners. Residents will be given the opportunity to develop their clinical skills during many diverse required rotations. Throughout the year, the resident will become confident in making pharmaceutical recommendations, working collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other medical staff, as well as advancing their written and verbal communication skills. The residency year at All Saints will prepare the resident to go on and practice as a strong clinical pharmacist in a variety of areas in the medical field.

Residency Training Sites

  • OVERVIEW

    Residency Training Sites

    • Ascension All Saints Hospital
    • Ascension All Saints Hospital Wisconsin Avenue Campus

    All Saints Pharmacy Department

    Since 1988, the All Saints Pharmacy Department has grown from approximately 30 associates to the current complement of 67. It is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and services are provided through decentralized pharmacists and the main pharmacy. Services in support of pharmaceutical care include the following.

    Decentralized Care Units

    • Adult Intensive Care Unit
    • Cardiovascular
    • Emergency Department
    • Medical/Surgical
    • Oncology/Infusion Therapy Clinic
    • Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    Clinical Pharmacy Services

    • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
      • Warfarin
      • Heparin
      • Vancomycin
      • Aminoglycosides
      • Argatroban
      • Miscellaneous, as consulted
    • Renal Adjustment Dosing
    • IV to PO Conversions
    • Antibiotic Stewardship
    • Immunization Screening and Dose Scheduling
    • Transitions of Care
    • Total Parenteral Nutrition Management
    • Population Health Management
    • Pharmacy Consult Service
  • EXPECTATIONS

    Our Pharmacy Residency Program has set expectations, including required rotations and elective opportunities.

    These are expectations that are to be completed during the residency year:

    • Licensure in the State of Wisconsin within 90 days of starting the program
    • Successful achievement of required competency areas
    • Completed evaluations of each rotation and preceptor
    • Advance Cardiac Life Support certification and attendance at every cardiac and respiratory arrest while on site
    • Monthly Journal Club
    • Residency Advisory Committee participation
    • Completed year-long residency project and presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and PSW Residency Conference
    • Successful written manuscript of project
    • Clinical preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
    • Staffing every third weekend, every third Friday PM
    • Assistance in new resident recruitment
    • Abide by all policies and procedures of All Saints, part of Ascension

    Required Rotations

    • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
    • Critical Care/ICU
    • Transitions of Care/Chronic Disease
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Drug Policy
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Research Project
    • Staffing
    • Ambulatory Care Block
    • Administration

    Elective Rotations

    • Academia
    • Infectious Diseases 2
    • Informatics
    • Medication Safety
    • Oncology
    • Anticoagulation
    • Emergency Medicine 2-Trauma

    Longitudinal Rotations

    • Ambulatory Care
    • Medication Safety

    Additional Information

    • Staffing - Staffing every third weekend, every third Friday PM
    • Number of Positions - Three PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents
    • Salary - Approximately $46,000
  • APPLICATION

    To apply to the Ascension Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Program, please read the application requirements and follow the application process.

    Application Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm CST on Jan. 7, 2019.

    Application Requirements

    Submit to PhORCAS:

    • Letter of Intent
    • Curriculum Vitae with list of all APPE rotations and preceptors
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • School/College of Pharmacy Transcripts
    • Supplemental Questions
          *Must be uploaded to PhORCAS
    • PhORCAS Application

    Program Identification

    • ASHP Code: 45032
    • National Matching Services Code: 226513
  • PRECEPTORS
    • Gregg Albright, BSPharm, RPh, BCACP
      Gregg Albright, BSPharm, RPh, BCACP graduated from Drake University College of Pharmacy in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy. Gregg has held staff and leadership positions within many areas of pharmacy including: chain and independent retail pharmacy, clinic, long-term care, infusion and hospital and, most recently ambulatory care. Gregg also has held positions at the manager and director levels. His current position is Chronic Disease Management Pharmacist with All Saints in Racine, where he assists patients transitioning home from the hospital to resolve drug-related problems. Gregg is also a preceptor for students from UW-Madison, Concordia University, Drake University and Creighton University. He is currently the Residency Program Director for the All Saints PGY1 residency program.

      Committee and workgroup participation includes: All Saints Heart Failure Quality Committee, All Saints Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Team, Ascension Wisconsin Graduate Pharmacy Education Council, Ascension Residency Optimization Workgroup, Ascension Wisconsin Therapeutic Affinity Group-Heart Failure, Ascension Wisconsin Chronic Care Model Lead Operations Team and the Wisconsin Nurses Association Team-based Care Advisory Committee.

      His professional affiliations include Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists as well as the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties certification in Ambulatory Care. Gregg is past Chair of the Senior and Long-Term Care Section of PSW and has served on the Board of Directors of PSW. He remains involved with the Racine Community as Past-chair of the Racine Zoological Society Board of Directors, past President of the Health Care Network Board of Directors, a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church and a participant for many years in the Racine Health Department’s spring and fall Medication Collection Day.
    • L. Kylee Albright, BSPharm, RPh
      L. Kylee Albright, BSPharm, RPh, graduated from Drake University College of Pharmacy in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy. Kylee has held staff positions within many areas of hospital pharmacy including: cardiology, surgical, ortho, rehab, behavioral health, oncology, NICU and pediatrics. For the past 10 years, Kylee has been involved in pharmacy informatics, moving from “super user” to builder/trainer with the Horizon Meds Manager application for pharmacy and then officially moving from the pharmacy department to a position in Clinical Informatics with Wheaton. When Wheaton made the move to the EPIC electronic health record, Kylee became an EPIC analyst with Willow, Beacon, Willow Inventory and Decision Support certifications. Her current position is with Ascension Information Services as a Solutions Development Lead for the Willow and Beacon teams and acting co-chair of the Decision Support workgroup. Major responsibilities include build and maintenance of medications, order sets and oncology protocols, along with build and maintenance of decision support tools within the EPIC application (interaction setting records, alternative alert records, and best practice advisory records).

      Committee and workgroup participation includes: EPIC Willow Pharmacy Work Group, EPIC Beacon Protocol Work Group, EPIC Decision Support Workgroup, EPIC Detectives workgroup, VPMA Order Set Triage Team, Clinical Pharmacy Team, and Ascension Wisconsin Therapeutic Informatics Advisory Committee.

      Professional affiliations include Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. Kylee is currently involved with the Racine Community as a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church holding the leadership positions of Council Treasurer and SCRIP coordinator as well as a member of the Hospitality Committee, Adult Choir and Bell Choir. She has participated for many years in the Racine Health Department’s spring and fall Medication Collection Day and in the Racine United Way Schools of Hope mentoring program.
    • Scott Amundson, PharmD, RPh
      Scott Amundson, PharmD, RPh earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2008. He has been working at All Saints as a clinical pharmacist for six years. Scott works in general medicine as well as in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

      Scott serves on Wheaton’s ethics committee and as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE rotations at the UW-Madison and Concordia University. Outside of work, Scott volunteers with the youth group at his church.
    • Beth Buckley, PharmD, CDE
      Beth Buckley, PharmD, CDE, is a full-time faculty member and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) School of Pharmacy, where she coordinates Applied Patient Care Lab 1, coordinates and delivers all content for Endocrine and Diabetes Pharmacotherapy, insulin pharmaceutics, and various other primary care topics. She has developed and maintains all the teaching in a Diabetes experience elective, and co-leads a cultural experience elective that includes mission work in Guatemala. She earned a B.S. in pharmacy and PharmD from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her career in pharmacy includes experience in hospital, community and ambulatory care settings. Before coming to CUW SOP, her academic career started as a clinical assistant professor for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she taught pharmacotherapy in clinical practice to physicians in residency and participated in clinical research. She has been a clinical preceptor for students from UW Madison, Concordia University Wisconsin, and residents on academic rotations at the university.

      Beth is currently practicing as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist in a family medicine physician office where she precepts students and residents while serving as a Certified Diabetes Educator and provider of medication therapy management in primary care via a collaborative practice agreement. She is the site principle investigator for previous and current multi-center clinical research trials, and maintains an active contribution to scholarship via several peer reviewed clinical publications, national and local presentations, and monthly contributions to the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians newsletter.

      Committee and Workgroup Participation Includes: Chair of the CUW Intramural Grant Committee and member of the CUW taskforces that include Teaching and Learning, Interprofessional Education (IPE) , and Drugs of Abuse. Within the School of Pharmacy (SOP), she has held chair of the Scholarship and Awards Committee, member of curriculum committee, student progress committee, and the assessment committee. She is an academic advisor to several students at the school, and co-advisor of the CUW SOP student writing club.

      Professional Affiliations Include: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy member, presenter at multiple meetings, and special interest group member. Beth also maintains membership and subgroup participation in the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is an active member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, including serving as a Medicaid reimbursement committee member and Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative Clinical Advisory Group Core Team Member.
    • Jim Davis, BSPharm, RPh
      Jim Davis, BSPharm, RPh earned his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1990. He began his career working at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, remaining there until March 1996. Jim is currently an infectious disease pharmacist specializing in antibiotic stewardship at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

      Jim is currently a preceptor for students from UW-Madison, Concordia University and Creighton University. He served as a past chairman for the Quality Review Council for the UW School of Pharmacy from 2005-2008 in addition to currently serving as a member of the Scholarship Committee. Jim gave a lecture at the 2013 Regional Infectious Disease Conference on the Clinical Use of Procalcitonin testing, and he also lectured at the 2012 Regional ID Conference on Antibiotic Stewardship.

      He is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and enjoys hunting, fishing and sports in his free time.
    • Peter DeGroot, BSPharm, RPh
      Peter DeGroot, BSPharm, RPh earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Creighton University in 1978. He began working at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1980 after an internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Racine. Peter is currently a Critical Care pharmacist staffing the Intensive Care Unit and will be a co-preceptor for the ICU/Critical Care rotation.

      He serves on the Sepsis/Septic Shock Committee, the ICU/Intensivist Committee, and is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

      Peter has volunteered for three mission trips to Guatemala in the past eight years to provide patient care to underserved populations and aspires to live in a shack in Costa Rica after retirement.
    • Laura Herbrechtsmeier, BSPHARM, MBA, RPH
      Laura Herbrechtsmeier, PharmD, MBA, RPh graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1995 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside in 2001. She began her career at St. Luke’s Hospital as a pharmacy technician prior to starting pharmacy school. Immediately following graduation, Laura returned to St. Luke’s Hospital which at this point had been merged with St. Mary’s Medical Center to become what is now known as All Saints.

      Laura is a Pharmacy Clinical Manager as well as the organizations Medication Safety Officer. As Medication Safety Officer, Laura has developed, implemented and maintained the drug library for the NICU infusion pumps, the Plum A+, and LifeCare PCA pumps used throughout All Saints. She is chair of the Medication Safety Team, the pharmacy representative for the Falls Team, leads the internal pharmacy audit of medication errors for the department, and reviews all medication occurrence reports for the organization. Laura completed the Practitioner in Residence Program through the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.

      Laura has served as a preceptor for students from UW – Madison and is currently an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Medication Safety Officers Society.
    • Diane Jens, BSPharm, RPh
      Diane Jens, BSPharm, RPh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1982. She has spent her career in the hospital setting, originally at St. Luke’s Hospital in Racine, which later became a part of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Diane is the Clinical Coordinator for inpatient pharmacy services at All Saints. Her areas of interest include medication policy, medication safety, infectious disease, critical care and staff development.

      She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Racine County Immunization Coalition. Diane was a member and co-chaired the All Saints Investigational Review Board (IRB). She is involved in multiple multidisciplinary Committees and work groups including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Infection Control Committee, Immunization Committee, various Quality Assurance Committees (e.g. Stroke, Acute Coronary Syndrome), and the Medication Safety Team. Diane also participates on the Clinical Advisory Group and Clinical Executive Group at HealthTrust, the hospital’s Group Purchasing Organization.
    • Lisa Nielsen, PharmD, RPh
      Lisa Nielsen, PharmD, RPh, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2008 from University of Wisconsin - Madison. Since graduation she has been a clinical pharmacist at All Saints in Racine, where she staffs in the Central Pharmacy and various satellites located on the general medical floors, Cardiovascular Institute, Women’s Health Pavilion/NICU, and the St. Lukes Behavioral Health Campus. She is involved in All Saint’s residency program as a Preceptor-in-Training and is a member of the Resident Advisory Committee. She is also a preceptor for UW-Madison pharmacy students.

      Lisa has worked on various clinical projects including: C Diff protocol development, establishing a Code Blue reference card, and ketogenic diet medication evaluation program.
    • Tiffany Ogawa, PharmD, RPh
      Tiffany Ogawa, PharmD, RPh earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2015. She has worked as a clinical pharmacist at All Saints for one year and primarily practices in the areas of general medicine and emergency medicine.

      Tiffany currently serves as a preceptor for University of Wisconsin - Madison APPE students. She is the Chaplain of Wisconsin Graduate Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity and a member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.
    • Mark Pelton, BSPharm, RPh, FASCP
      Mark Pelton, BSPharm, RPh, FASCP earned his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1982. He completed an internship at the former St. Luke’s Hospital in Racine in 1983 and began his career as an inpatient pharmacist at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Racine – now All Saints.

      Mark has served as a preceptor for internship, IPPE and APPE students from a variety of schools. He primarily practices on the general medicine and surgical floors, cardiology services, and in the emergency department. He also has an interest in geriatrics while serving as the consultant pharmacist at Lakeshore Manor, a long-term care facility on the St. Luke’s campus. In 1995, Mark was awarded a fellowship from the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He is also a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.

      Outside of work Mark is the director of a Southeast Wisconsin tennis league and a board member/coach for the USTA’s local community tennis association for children.
    • Kevin Peterson, PharmD, RPh
      Kevin Peterson, PharmD, RPh earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in 2013. He has worked at All Saints since graduation. Practice interests include: adult medicine, cardiology, women’s and infants, and emergency medicine and recently has become the primary second shift ICU pharmacist. Kevin serves as a preceptor for Concordia University - Wisconsin IPPE and APPE students.

      Outside of work, Kevin is an active DJ at local bars, clubs and weddings and enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports.
    • Stephanie Peterson, PharmD, RPh
      Stephanie Peterson, PharmD, RPh earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2017 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at All Saints in 2018. Following her residency, Stephanie stayed at All Saints as an inpatient pharmacist where she practices in the Emergency Department. She is also a preceptor for UW-Madison and Concordia University. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.

      Stephanie is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy
    • Abigail Polley, PharmD
      Abigail (Abby) Polley, PharmD is a graduate of University of Illinois - Chicago College of Pharmacy class of 2014. She completed her PGY1 in Community Pharmacy through the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy at Dean Clinic in 2015. After completion of her residency, Abby started working at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saint’s as an outpatient staff/ambulatory care pharmacist. She is a preceptor for Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW).

      Committee and workgroup participation includes the All Saints Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Team. Her professional affiliations include Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and American Pharmacist Association.
    • Nitin Sanwal, PharmD, RPh
      Nitin Sanwal, PharmD, RPh earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2010. He has worked at All Saints as a clinical pharmacist for five years and primarily practices in general medicine, cardiology and the Emergency Department. Nitin also is a preceptor for IPPE and APPE students from UW-Madison and Concordia University.

      Nitin serves as the team captain for the Pharmacy Department’s volleyball team and enjoys playing tennis and watching sports.
    • Beth Scott, PharmD, RPh
      Beth Scott, PharmD, RPh earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy Glendale in 2008. She has worked as a clinical pharmacist at All Saints for five years and primarily practices in the areas of general medicine, emergency medicine and chronic disease state management. Prior to All Saints, she worked at Target pharmacy for two years with some of that time practicing as a pharmacy manager.

      Beth currently serves as a preceptor for the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Concordia University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy for both IPPE and APPE students. Outside of work, she enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her family.
    • Steven J. Suokko, PharmD, RPh
      Steven J. Suokko, PharmD, RPh received his degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2003. He currently serves as the Residency Coordinator and is a member of the Residency Advisory Committee. A member of the Critical Care Intensivist Committee, Steve is very active within the ICU and is a co-preceptor during this rotation with Peter DeGroot.

      Steve’s experiences include oncology, NICU, pediatrics and cardiovascular care. He is also a preceptor for UW-Madison, Drake and Concordia University. Outside of work he enjoys hunting, the outdoors and spending time with his family.
    • Angela Zivkovic, PharmD, RPh
      Dr. Angela Zivkovic, originally from the Milwaukee area, earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Chicago in 2016. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Hospital followed by a PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at SwedishAmerican – A Division of UW Health. During her PGY2, she received trauma training at Advocate Christ Medical Center and toxicology training at Illinois Toxikon and the Illinois Poison Center. Currently, Angela practices at All Saints in the area of emergency medicine. In her spare time, Angela likes to spend time with her family and her dog, attend soccer games in her community, and read.
  • CONTACT US
    For more information about the Pharmacy Residency Program at Ascension All Saints Hospital, please contact:

    Gregg A. Albright, BSPharm, RPh, BCACP
    Residency Program Director
    Disease Management Pharmacist
    E-mail: Gregg.Albright@ascension.org

    Steven Suokko, PharmD, RPh
    Residency Program Coordinator
    Clinical Pharmacist
    E-mail: Steven.Suokko@ascension.org