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 fourth-year pharmacy students, PGY1 and PGY2 residents.
Our preceptors: Our preceptors are dedicated to residency teaching and serve as learning facilitators, mentors and models.
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, osteoporosis, medication assistance and transitions of care.
- Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems from 2012-2015 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, becoming the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition.
- 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.