Hospice of Southern Illinois is announcing our 4th year with a PGY-2 (post-graduate, year 2) Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency Program. In collaboration with the SIUE School of Pharmacy, we remain the only accredited PGY-2 Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency Program fully funded by a hospice, in the United States. With that said, we are pleased to introduce and welcome the full-time, on-staff, PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident, Matthew Clark, PharmD. Our patients, families, and organization directly benefits from this very special program, which is 1 of 18 in the country and the only accredited one, fully funded by a hospice.
Dr. Clark is an integral member of our interdisciplinary team focusing on each individual’s goals of care in delivering the highest quality end-of-life care to the patients and families we serve. Matthew leads with our mission and core values of excellence, integrity, respect, diversity and dignity. The PGY-2 Program sets Hospice of Southern Illinois’ care apart from other hospice programs. Matthew shares our commitment to this program and standard of end-of-life care, “I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to learn from such a caring healthcare team at Hospice of Southern Illinois. Completing the residency at Hospice of Southern Illinois will allow me to grow as a competent palliative care pharmacist.”[Read more…]