Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the MountainView Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program. While we are a new program, MountainView Hospital has a tradition of education, from advancing our clinical staff and nurses to launching the Sunrise Health System Graduate Medical Education Consortium for medical residents.

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 408-bed full-service medical facility located in the heart of Northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the valley. It is part of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) network of hospitals. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HCA Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, composed of locally managed facilities that include over 170 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers located in 20 states and the United Kingdom.

MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center, the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, and Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Stroke Center.

Other areas of excellence include emergency care, urology, wound care and gynecological services, orthopedics, vascular care and an inpatient rehabilitation unit. MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for creating a healing environment through attention to quality and compassionate care to our patients and their families.

This is a great opportunity to join our Pharmacy Residency Program. We are pleased that you are interested and look forward to talking with you.

General Information

Purpose Statement

PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

Pharmacy Department

Residents will work alongside 33 professional staff and 23 non-professional staff in a decentralized model, and will be mentored by Board Certified preceptors in a variety of specialized practice areas.

Residents will be extensively involved with the P&T process, will receive ACLS training to join in the Code Blue response teams, and will participate in the clinical pharmacist consult service, managing aminoglycoside, vancomycin, warfarin, and TPN dosing/monitoring, all while working with over 140 physicians in five specialties from the Sunrise Health System Graduate Medical Education Consortium.

In the future, our department looks to continue our commitment to excellence in patient care as MountainView expands to include continual additions in various services to meet the needs of the community.

Program Leadership

Francisca Akoh, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS
Director of Pharmacy

Dr. Francisca Akoh received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Roseman University of Health Sciences and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at UMC, Las Vegas, Nevada. With a background in Nursing and Economics, Francisca joined MountainView hospital as the Pharmacy Operations Manager in 2014. She has been instrumental in multiple operational, clinical, quality and cost savings initiatives.

Stephen Chromi, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Director

Dr. Stephen Chromi has been with the MountainView Hospital team since June 2016. He graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy with a Pharm.D. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. He has practiced primarily in critical care and emergency medicine.

Pavlin Dimitrov, Pharm.D.
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Coordinator

Dr. Dimitrov received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii, Hilo. He completed his PGY-1 residency at Trinity Hospitals in North Dakota. His primary site of practice is the surgical/cardiothoracic intensive care unit. Other areas of focus include medical ICU, emergency department, medical surgical and oncology units.

Jonathan Webb, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS
Pharmacy Operations Manager

Dr. Jonathan Webb received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy. He practiced at The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health, a community teaching hospital in Cincinnati, where he served as Lead Pharmacist prior to relocating to Las Vegas. He received his Master of Business Administration from Roseman University of Health Sciences and most recently served as Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Valley Hospital Medical Center before joining the team at MountainView Hospital.