Current Program Director: Matthew Ransom, PharmD, BCACP, is the Lead Pharmacist with Mission Hospital’s Medication Assistance Program. He completed his PGY1 residency at the Mission Hospital Ambulatory Residency Program. His responsibilities include clinical oversight and management of patients enrolled in the Medication Assistance Program. In addition, he is a preceptor for 4th-year pharmacy students, PGY1 and PGY2 residents.
Our preceptors: Our preceptors are dedicated to residency teaching and serve as learning facilitators and mentors.
Our healthcare organizations are state of the art and offer unique learning opportunities.
- Current programs focus on chronic disease management including diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypertension, depression, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, medication assistance and transitions of care.
- Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is Mission Health’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 763 beds. Business North Carolina ranked Mission Hospital the No. 1 “Best Hospital” in North Carolina for 2017 and 2018, and Mission Hospital ranked among the top 1% of “Best Hospitals” nationally in 2016 by Healthgrades.
- At the heart of our ambulatory care programs are our pharmacist-managed programs. The Mission Medication Assistance Program was honored in the fall of 2012 with recognition as a Best Practice in Care Transitions by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and American Pharmacists Association.