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Pharmacy Practice Residency

Norton Sound Regional HospitalNORTON SOUND HEALTH CORPORATION
1000 Greg Kruschek Avenue
PO Box 966
Nome, Alaska 99762
Phone: (907) 443-3319
Fax: (907) 443-2847

Director of Pharmacy:
Rod Gordon, RPh
Email: rgordon@nshcorp.org

Residency Program Director:
Heather Bailey, PharmD, MSCR, MBA
Email: hbailey@nshcorp.org

Type of training site:
Ambulatory Care, Acute Care, Long-term Care

Accreditation:
New 2014-2015 Program, non-accredited PGY-1 Residency

Facility:
Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) is a tribally owned and operated, independent, non-profit healthcare organization founded in 1970 to meet the health care needs of the Inupiat, Siberian Yup’ik and Yu’pik people of the Being Strait region. NSHC operates the Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome and clinics in the 15 villages within the 44,000 square miles that comprise the Bering Strait region. Now residing in a state-of-the-art facility, we receive approximately 44,000 annual visits within the ambulatory care and emergency department, 583 annual visits for inpatient care, and have an 18 suite long-term care facility. Utilizing Pyxis and ScriptPro equipment, the pharmacy department dispenses approximately 400 prescriptions per day.

Rotational Experiences:
Our residency program will encompass a blend of ambulatory care, acute care, long-term care, and an educational/administrative component. Our services include ambulatory care with specialty clinics, patient counseling, anticoagulation clinic, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis management, drug information, infusion (acute care IVs, oncology, end of life pain management, home antibiotic infusions), long-term care consultations, and village quality assurance inspections. There is potential to develop a more focused rotational experience in a particular area of interest.

Special features:
Voted in the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the US for 2013, Norton Sound Health Corporation is unique in providing healthcare to Native Alaskans in a remote location where healthcare is limited. Located in Nome, Alaska, NSHC provides the only retail pharmacy, acute care and long-term care services in the region. With Alaska’s natural beauty, there are numerous recreational opportunities such as miles of trails, biking, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, etc. The summers bring 20+ hours of daylight and the winters bring gorgeous, once in a life time views of the Northern Lights.