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Pharmacy Residents

Current Residents

Morgan Hooper – Medford, OR | Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, class of 2021

Why St. Charles?
I started working at St. Charles as an intern during my second year of pharmacy school, and immediately realized what a special place it is. The people are kind, collaborative, and approachable while also prioritizing continued learning and exceptional patient care. The supportive leadership of the pharmacy team has guided me throughout my journey from student to intern to resident and facilitated my independence and resilience as a clinician. St. Charles embodies the perfect balance of robust learning opportunities and rotations with an incredible culture and relaxed attitude. It is an honor to be a resident here and join the Central Oregon community for this year of learning.

Residency Project: Residency Project: Impact of anticoagulant prescribing patterns on thrombosis readmission rates following hospitalization for COVID-19: a pre-post intervention study

Future Plans: After residency, my intent is to work as a generalist in a community medical center. I’m excited to serve my community in a greater capacity with the clinical skillset I will develop during residency. To stay at St. Charles as an inpatient clinical pharmacist is my end goal because there are opportunities to specialize while also maintaining generalist competency. I am excited for the coming opportunities the year ahead holds and would be thrilled to make this beautiful mountain town my permanent home.

Patrick O’Hearn – Cincinnati, OH | Pacific University School of Pharmacy, class of 2021

Why St. Charles?
St. Charles aligns with my goals for growth as a practitioner and embodies the workplace culture, mission, and values I strive to contribute to. My primary goal is to become a well-rounded clinical generalist with the problem solving, leadership, and interpersonal skills necessary to provide compassionate, patient-centered care in the hospital and community. St. Charles’ location and presence in Central Oregon yields opportunities for treating a diverse patient population and offers a rich variety of clinical experiences closely matching the opportunities I desire for development into a strong clinical generalist. The unique workplace culture in the Pharmacy Department is highly inclusive and cultivates a residency experience geared towards personal growth, professional growth, and leadership development. St. Charles nurturing, people-focused mentality, and track record of developing highly skilled, compassionate clinicians is both true and exemplified by the pharmacy staff, preceptors, and hospital management. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at St. Charles continues to bring out the best in me each day and speaks to the passions of those who are lifelong learners.

Residency Project: A Retrospective Cohort Comparison of Trough vs AUC-based Vancomycin Dosing at a Community Hospital

Future Plans: After residency I plan to work in the inpatient hospital setting as a clinical pharmacist, become a pharmacy preceptor, and earn my BCPS specialization. I have additional interests in leadership and management and hope to become involved in academia at some point in my career. An opportunity to stay on with the St. Charles Pharmacy Department and work alongside my pharmacy mentors, heroes, and friends would be incredibly fulfilling.

2020-2021

Rachel Lukas - Unalaska, WI | University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, class of 2020

Residency Project: Evaluation of patient outcomes following administration of 3% sodium chloride versus 3% sodium chloride: sodium acetate to traumatic brain injury patients in a community ICU
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at Salem Hospital in Salem, OR

Art Sarkissian - Portland, OR | Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, class of 2020

Residency Project: Fixed dose sugammadex for reversal of variable depth of muscular blockade
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at St. Charles Bend

2019-2020
Christopher Cheun – Portland, OR | Pacific University School of Pharmacy, class of 2019
Residency Project:
EPIC: Clinical scoring tool optimization
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at St. Charles Bend

Rachel Smith – Salt Lake City, UT | Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, class of 2019
Residency Project:
Retrospective review of the implementation of opioid sparing order sets in the ED.
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at Renown Hospital in Reno, NV

2018-2019
Tori Stavish - Frenchtown, MT | University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, class of 2018
Residency Project:
Retrospective comparison of a joint cocktail vs. liposomal bupivacaine in total knee arthroscopy.
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at St. Charles Bend

Kara Hamlik - Grants Pass, OR | Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University, class of 2018
Residency Project:
Evaluation of pharmacist managed glycemic control of surgical patients in a community hospital.
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at St. Charles Bend

2017-2018
Gracie Sorge- Little Rock, AR | Medical University of South Carolina- Charleston, class of 2017
Residency Project:
Implementing a pharmacist-managed stress ulcer prophylaxis protocol to promote appropriate use of acid suppressive therapy in the ICU.
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at Children’s Hospital of Colorado

Rachel Sullivan- Spokane, WA | Washington State University, class of 2017
Residency Project:
Implementation of a penicillin skin testing protocol in the ICU
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist and Residency Program Director at St. Charles Bend

2016-2017
Alex Miller- Omaha, NE | Creighton University, class of 2016
Residency Project:
Creation of a Pharmacy Technician Checking Validation Program
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist and Residency Program Coordinator at St. Charles Bend

Cody Weidenhaft- Cheyenne, WY | University of Wyoming, class of 2016
Residency Project:
Implementation of a Total Parenteral Nutrition Per Pharmacy Protocol
Current Position: Ambulatory Care Pharmacist VA Cheyenne, WY

2015-2016
Steven Diaz- San Jose, CA | Pacific University, class of 2015
Residency Project:
Implementation of a Glycemic Control Protocol
Current Position: ED Pharmacist – VA Portland

Stephanie Jacobson- Eagle River, AK | Pacific University, class of 2015
Residency Project:
Implementation of a bedside prescription delivery service
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at Asante Medford, OR

2014-2015
Tabitha Leinbach- Portland, OR | Oregon State University, class of 2014
Residency Project:
Implementation of a Pharmacist-led bedside delivery service to improve discharge outcomes
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at Pacific Source in Bend, OR

Jeanie Chen- Los Angeles, CA | Pacific University, class of 2014
Residency Project:
Formalized the oral chemotherapy program at St. Charles Cancer Center
Current Position: ED Pharmacist California