One of the greatest challenges facing small, rural hospitals is the delivery of around-the-clock pharmacy services.  National pharmacist shortages have made it difficult for small rural hospitals to find pharmacists to help with the coverage of routine hours, evenings, nights and weekends, vacations and sick time.  This challenge prompted NCMC to start a telepharmacyprogram with the vision to serve small, rural hospitals across Idaho.  We now offer 24/7 pharmacist services to any rural Idaho or Utah hospital choosing to contract for these services.

One of the greatest challenges facing small, rural hospitals is the delivery of around-the-clock pharmacy services.  National pharmacist shortages have made it difficult for small rural hospitals to find pharmacists to help with the coverage of routine hours, evenings, nights and weekends, vacations and sick time.  This challenge prompted NCMC to start a telepharmacyprogram with the vision to serve small, rural hospitals across Idaho.  We now offer 24/7 pharmacist services to any rural Idaho or Utah hospital choosing to contract for these services.

If your facility is in need of additional pharmacist coverage, please contact NCMC telepharmacytoday to see how a rural hospital-run telepharmacyprogram can be tailored to meet your facility’s unique needs.

  • Caribou Memorial Hospital
  • Benewah Community Hospital
  • North Canyon Medical Center, Gooding

Meet Your Telepharmacists: Idaho Natives and I.S.U. Grads

Dr. Ashley Durham, Pharm.D., BCPS

Ashley is a full-time telepharmacist. She completed a residency in Kansas City, then spent several years in central Kansas before returning Idaho to be closer to family. She and her husband have two children, Paxton and Alexa. Outside of work Ashley enjoys planning and partici-pating in various activities with her family.

Dr. Amy Mgonja, Pharm.D.

Amy completed a residency in Oklahoma with the Indian Health Service after graduating, then returned to Idaho and started work for the Elks Rehab Hospital. Amy and her husband, Peter, have two sons: Andrew and Isaac. Amy enjoys attending her sons’ soccer games and traveling the world.

Dr. Jo Kiester, Pharm.D.

Jo was born and raised in Idaho and earned her pharmacy degree from Idaho State University. Outside of work she enjoys painting, writing and spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Max and Cooper.