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Our Hospital

Opened in 1905, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (PRMCE) is an award winning 630-bed hospital located in Washington State and is part of the Providence St. Joseph Health System which operates over 50 hospitals across seven western U.S. states. PRMCE is split into two campuses: the smaller Pacific Campus which includes our Pavilion for Women and Children and the larger Colby Campus, which has all other adult services including inpatient oncology, cardiology, a wide-range of specialty surgery services, and medical and surgical critical cares. Pharmacy services also include Transitions of Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Emergency Department - which is the only adult level II Trauma Center in Snohomish County. The hospital is a nationally recognized stroke center and has consistently been rated as one the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals nationally.

The PRMCE pharmacy department takes a proactive role in the improvement of medication practices by utilizing available technology to create processes that are efficient, safe and cost-effective. Additionally, our pharmacist’s clinical practice includes an extensive collaborative drug therapy management agreement and many pharmacist-initiated processes that improve the stewardship of medications leading to improved medication therapies and outcomes for patients across all acute care settings. These practices have resulted in the pharmacy being a well-integrated participant in multidisciplinary teams throughout the medical center.

Our Residency

Purpose Statement: PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

Since being established in 2015, our residency has produced confident, well-rounded acute-care pharmacy clinicians. Our entire hospital and pharmacy team are very supportive of our residents as they work to complete the objectives of our program.

The program focuses on acute-care pharmacy practice in a variety of settings. Throughout their rotations, the resident will participate in activities such as medical rounds, precepting and presenting. A wide variety of practice guidelines will ensure effective and efficient care while allowing the resident to develop independence as a clinician.

To gain exposure to real-life clinical and distributive situations, after orientation, residents are required to staff every other weekend during the residency year. Staffing initially focuses on distribution shifts and then progresses to clinical shifts in various areas. This prepares graduates of the residency program to provide core pharmaceutical care services to a wide diversity of patients and practice settings.

Pharmacy Leadership Team

  • Eric Werttemberger, PharmD
    Director of Pharmacy
  • Abigail Kwasnik, PharmD, BCCCP
    Inpatient Pharmacy Clinical Manager
  • Quintin Rozelle, PharmD, MBA
    Inpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager
  • Laura Hoekstra, PharmD, BCCP
    Pharmacy Supervisor, Pacific Campus Pharmacy Services
  • Jodie Van Diest, PharmD, BCCCP
    Pharmacy Supervisor, Medication Safety & Regulatory Compliance
  • Brittany Sanchez, CPhT
    Technician Supervisor
  • Toni Gates, CPhT
    Technician Supervisor