(HARTFORD, Conn.) – E. Silvie Suh, Pharm.D., of Vernon, has earned the designation of Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.

The designation is pharmacy’s highest credential in the practice of oncology pharmacy. Through board certification, oncology pharmacy specialists demonstrate a defined level of education and training, as well as mastery of the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the public’s demand for expert pharmaceutical care. Dr. Suh is one of only 557 pharmacists across the country to earn the BCOP designation.

A member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Dr. Suh received her bachelor of science in pharmacy degree from Ewha University, Seoul, South Korea, and her doctorate from the Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, N.Y. She has been employed by Saint Francis since 2000 and was the first graduate of the Hospital’s Pharmacy Residency Program.

Founded in 1897, Saint Francis is licensed for 617 acute inpatient beds and 65 bassinets and is the largest Catholic hospital in New England.