Pharmacy Residency Program – Bristol

About Ballad Health and Bristol Regional

The mission of Ballad Health is to honor those we serve by delivering the best possible care. At Bristol Regional Medical Center's PGY1 pharmacy residency program we work collaboratively with the patient, family and all members of the healthcare team to promote safe, effective and fiscally responsible pharmacotherapy.

Bristol Regional is part of Ballad Health, which is an integrated community health improvement organization serving 29 counties of the Appalachian Highlands in Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Northwest North Carolina, and Southeast Kentucky. The health system includes 21 hospitals.

The mission of Ballad Health is to honor those we serve by delivering the best possible care. We have a vision to build a legacy of superior health by listening to and caring for those we serve.

About the pharmacy

The Bristol Regional pharmacy is a progressive pharmacy department with a family atmosphere. The department employs approximately 20 pharmacists and 30 technicians.

Pharmacy services provided at Bristol Regional include:

  • Decentralized clinical monitoring and rounding
  • Pharmacokinetic dosing service
  • Anticoagulation therapy management
  • Sterile compounding
  • Outpatient infusion services
  • Education to nursing and physician staff

The pharmacy department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bristol Regional serves as an introductory and advanced practice site for East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and Appalachian College of Pharmacy.

Learn about wide range of learning experiences offered by the pharmacy residency program.

Residency benefits

Bristol Regional’s program offers a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits, including availability of medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage. A variety of other offerings are also included in Ballad’s extensive benefits package.

Highlights of the benefits available for pharmacy residents include:

  • $41,600 stipend
  • 403-B retirement plan
  • PTO (paid time off) 
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid travel allowance for professional meetings
  • Professional development opportunities

Educational leadership

Residency Program Director – Ann Hylton, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Ann Hylton is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Bristol Regional. Dr Hylton obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in 2007. She completed her PGY1 at Primsa Health (formerly Palmetto Health Richland) in Columbia, SC, and her PGY2 at the same institution in critical care.

Bristol and the Tri-Cities region

Bristol is part of the growing Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. This picturesque area offers an abundance of exciting cultural and recreational outdoor activities while maintaining its mountain heritage and small-town charm.

Learn more

For more information and additional resources, please visit our Bristol Regional Pharmacy Residency Details page.