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Cleveland Clinic Akron General is a 532-bed adult, tertiary care, Level I Trauma center that has been serving the healthcare and wellness needs of Akron and the surrounding communities for over 100 years. Additionally, Akron General has regional referral centers in Cardiology, Cancer, Women's Health and Orthopedics. As a major teaching hospital, Akron General trains future physicians and pharmacists through 14 high-quality medical and pharmacy residency programs. Akron General was nationally ranked in two adult specialties and identified as one of the 2015-2016 "Best Hospitals" in Ohio by U.S.News and World Reports.

The Pharmacy at Akron General employs more than eighty pharmacists, residents, pharmacy interns, technicians, and other support personnel whose primary goal is to provide excellent patient care.  The pharmacy provides services at Akron General, McDowell Cancer Center, Visiting Nurse Services, Ambulatory Care Center, Lodi Hospital, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital and three free-standing emergency departments. Patient care areas at Akron General are served by a central pharmacy and satellites in the coronary care unit, medical and surgical intensive care units, and operating room. Distributive services are supported by Swisslog PillPick┬« and BoxPicker┬« automated packing, storage, and dispensing systems. 

The Pharmacy provides clinical services with pharmacotherapy specialists in the areas of Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Endocrinology, Pain Management, Palliative Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Neurologic Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatric Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, and Quality Improvement. Clinical services are also provided through a medication Concierge Service, Heart Failure Discharge medication reconciliation and education service, and Diabetes Needs Assessments. Additionally, the Pharmacy is very involved in teaching serving as an Advanced and Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience training site for several colleges of pharmacy.

Number of positions:

  • Six PGY1
  • Two Critical Care PGY2
  • One PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration/MS

Start date: July 1

Learn more about our programs:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Critical Care Residency
Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency/MS


For more information, contact:
Kathleen Donley, RPh, MBA, FASHP
Director, Pharmacy
PGY1 and PGY1/PGY2 HSPA Program Director
330.344.6215
kathy.donley@akrongeneral.org

James Reissig, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Director, Pharmacy Clinical Services
330.344.6215
james.reissig@akrongeneral.org

Jodi Dreiling, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Pharmacotherapy Specialist, MICU
PGY2 Critical Care Program Director
330.344.3510
jodi.dreiling@akrongeneral.org


Date Updated: 03-OCT-2016



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