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Memorial Medical Center pharmacy residency program earns national accreditation

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Fri, May 6th 2016 11:20 am

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has granted full six-year accreditation to the postgraduate year one pharmacy residency program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Accreditation is a system for declaring a program or institution meets established quality standards to provide assurance and confidence to the public. Residency accreditation by ASHP is an important driver for excellence and serves as a bridge between education and practice.

ASHP is the only programmatic accreditor in the U.S. for pharmacy residency programs.

"The pharmacy department at Niagara Falls Memorial worked extremely hard to earn this accreditation," said Michelle A. Lewis, residency program director.

"Through professional collaborations with D'Youville College, Memorial's nursing staff and the medical center's osteopathic family medicine residency program, we are able to foster an excellent teaching environment. This accreditation confirms that we are doing it right."

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is Niagara's leader in minimally invasive surgery, women's health care, behavioral health and primary care. The center offers a range of medical, surgical, rehabilitation and weight loss services in the Niagara Falls, Wheatfield, Lewiston, North Tonawanda and Grand Island areas. To learn more, visit NFMMC.org.

The American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists is a professional membership organization with over 35,000 members, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in inpatient, outpatient, home care and long-term care settings, as well as pharmacy students. ASHP has taken responsibility for accrediting pharmacy residencies and pharmacy technician training programs for the pharmacy profession. To learn more, visit www.ashp.org.

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