Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency


We are very excited that you are considering Community Health Systems (CHS) for your pharmacy health system administration residency. CHSPSC, LLC is a healthcare management company that offers a plethora of opportunities for you to be involved in various areas of healthcare at both hospital and corporate healthcare management levels. This residency is unique in that it can be tailored to you and your personal career goals. We know that finding the best residency for you can be a difficult process. We are here to help you in your journey so please let us know if you have any questions about our program. We wish you the best of luck in your residency search and hope to meet you at one of our recruiting events!

Trent Beach, Residency Director

Program Overview

The residency focuses on preparing the resident for a future in healthcare administration through longitudinal experiences in enterprise leadership, data analytics, formulary management, and much more. By exposing the resident to these dynamic areas of pharmacy, he/she will gain first-hand experience in developing solutions for issues in healthcare. 

The Community Health Systems HSPA Residency Program offers two different residencies depending on your career path. 

Path 1

The PGY1/PGY2 is a two year residency where the first year focuses on building clinical skills and the second year focuses on developing key leadership abilities within both the hospital and corporate pharmacy setting. 

Path 2

The PGY2 residency is a one year residency for pharmacists who have previously completed a PGY1 residency and have an interest in pursuing pharmacy administration. 

About Community Health Systems 

Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading operators of general acute care hospitals. The organization’s affiliates own, operate or lease 118 hospitals in 20 states with approximately 20,000 licensed beds. Affiliated hospitals are dedicated to providing quality healthcare for local residents and contribute to the economic development of their communities. Based on the unique needs of each community served, these hospitals offer a wide range of diagnostic, medical and surgical services in inpatient and outpatient settings.


From the Grand Ole Opry to the Ryman Auditorium, musicians have called Nashville home since the 1870s. While Nashville may be known for the lively music scene, it is also the healthcare industry capital of the country. Nearly 400 health care companies have operations in Nashville making the Nashville area a great place to be involved with the future of healthcare.  

The CHSPSC, LLC corporate office is located in Franklin, Tennessee. Located about 20 miles from the heart of Nashville, Franklin is known for its historic downtown and local festivals. The CHSPSC, LLC’s headquarters is located in the Cool Springs area of Franklin and is surrounded by local restaurants and shops.

ASHP Midyear Information 

Come visit us at ASHP Midyear! We would love to get to know you and answer any questions that you have about the program.

Personnel Placement Services

Please sign up through ASHP Personnel Placement Services (PPS) for an opportunity to meet and talk to the residency directors, current resident, and preceptors to learn more about CHS. A PPS interview is not required for residency consideration but will help us get to know you better.  

Residency Showcase

      • Booth Number: 5179

      • Tuesday 12/4 – Morning Session


Trent Beach, Pharm.D., MBA, MHA, BCPS, FASHP, FACHE

  • Corporate Director of Clinical Pharmacy, CHS
  • PGY2 Residency Director
  • Dr. Beach received his bachelor of pharmacy from University of North Carolina and obtained his Pharm.D. from University of Kentucky. Dr. Beach worked as a director of pharmacy, a performance improvement specialist and is currently the director of clinical pharmacy. Dr. Beach is currently the president of the American College of Healthcare Executives of Middle Tennessee and participates in a variety of pharmacy organizations. 

Sara Brandon, Pharm.D. 

  • HSPA PGY2 Resident at Community Health Systems and Tennova Healthcare 
  • 2017 Graduate of East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, Johnson City, TN. Dr. Brandon completed her PGY1 residency at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN.
  • Dr. Brandon is the Assistant Director at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville. Dr. Brandon’s current project includes implementation of a new technician workflow. Her longitudinal residency project is medication dosing labeling for pediatric crash carts. 

Alexis Schrieber, Pharm.D.

  • HSPA Residency Coordinator 
  • Fellow, Clinical Information and Health Outcomes
  • Wolters Kluwer & CHS
  • Dr. Schrieber is a 2018 graduate of Drake University. She is currently the fellow for the partnership between CHS and Wolters Kluwer Health. Dr. Schrieber’s focus is in data analytics for CHS’s health system. Dr. Schrieber coordinates the CHS residency programs. 

Past Residents

Laura Kroon, Pharm.D.

  • HSPA PGY2 Resident at CHS and Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville 
  • Current Position: Inpatient pharmacy manager at Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital, OH
  • 2015 Graduate of University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY
  • Residency Leadership Position: Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville 
  • Longitudinal Residency Project: Optimization of the Automated Dispensing Cabinets in a Community Hospital

Robley Bartholomew, Pharm.D., MHSA

  • HSPA PGY2 Resident at CHS and Tennova Healthcare – Lebanon 
  • Current position: Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2015 Graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL
  • Residency Leadership Position: Director of Operations at Tennova Healthcare – Lebanon
  • Longitudinal Residency Project: Corporate Roll-Out of Bleeding Risk Stratification Project to CHS Facilities