New Ulm Medical Center
Host Site: New Ulm Medical Center
NMS Match Code: 111213
Emphasis: Rural Health
Program Length: 1 year
No. of Positions: 1 per year
Site Coordinator: Charlie Sieberg, PharmD
Additional Preceptors: Reid Horning, PharmD
Resident: Meet the current resident
New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), part of Allina Health, is a 25-bed critical access hospital and clinic serving the region in and around Brown County. We offer an extensive range of care options with over 30 affiliated physicians and a full complement of visiting specialists. In 2019 NUMC was named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the eighth time in nine years, was recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association as a Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace, and received gold level recognition from the Minnesota Department of Health for antibiotic stewardship.
Mission: We serve our communities by providing exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and give comfort to all who entrust us with their care.
Vision: We will put the patient first; make a difference in people's lives by providing exceptional care and service; create a healing environment where passionate people thrive and excel; and lead collaborative efforts that solve our community's health care challenges.
Values: Integrity - We match our actions with our words. Respect - We treat everyone with honor, dignity and courtesy. Trust - We act in the best interests of our patients, physicians, communities and one another. Compassion - We create a caring environment for our patients and one another. Stewardship - We use our resources wisely.
Pharmacy Services: The pharmacy department provides complete medication services in the hospital and clinic. Pharmacy staff includes four pharmacists, the pharmacy resident, and four pharmacy technicians. In the clinic setting pharmacists provide comprehensive medication reviews through broad collaborative practice agreements, and provide education for cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, and chemotherapy patients. Hospital services include interdisciplinary rounds, anticoagulation dosing, antimicrobial stewardship, medication reconciliation, sterile and non-sterile compounding, and transitions of care management. Pharmacists participate in a variety of committees to improve patient care and utilize a fully integrated EMR system.
The expectation for the resident will be to spend more than half of the residency hours in direct patient care, including ambulatory care and acute care. The resident will work closely with providers and staff to provide comprehensive medication management services in the clinic. The resident will also be involved in the interdisciplinary care of patients when staffing the hospital pharmacy. There will be opportunities throughout the year to work with pharmacy students and participate in a variety of patient care committees. Through this experience the resident will gain the clinical and practice management skills needed to succeed as pharmacist in a rural setting providing ambulatory care and hospital services.
Charlie Sieberg, PharmD, is a 2018 graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy – Duluth. After graduation he completed residency training at NUMC and now serves as the Pharmacy Coordinator at NUMC. He is a certified nicotine dependence treatment specialist and his interests include chronic disease management, transitions of care, and process improvement
Reid Horning, PharmD, graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2000 and worked in a community pharmacy setting for two years. Dr. Horning joined NUMC in 2002 as a staff pharmacist and then accepted the Pharmacy Manager position in 2004. Since this time Dr. Horning has led and coordinated Pharmacy Department initiatives including implementation of the integrated electronic medical record, expansion of the automated dispensing machine medication distribution system, sterile compounding service compliant with USP 797, and a 340B drug discount procurement program. He also serves on various committees devoted to medication safety and performance improvement. Dr. Horning was appointed a Clinical Instructor with the University of Minnesota in 2009 and precepts introductory and advanced practice pharmacy externship students.