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(s)
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 70 affiliated physicians and NP/PA providers and a full complement of visiting specialists. NUMC has been recognized ten times as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.
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.
Pharmacy Services: The pharmacy department provides complete medication services in the hospital and clinic. Pharmacy staff includes four pharmacists, the pharmacy resident, and five pharmacy technicians. In the clinic, 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 care management, 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 electronic medical record system.
The majority of the resident’s time will focus on direct patient care, including ambulatory care and inpatient 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.