Administrative Fellowship

Providence - Southern California

About the Administrative Fellowship Program

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The Administrative Fellowship at Providence offers masters level individuals a 12-month opportunity to develop their management and leadership skills through a broad array of learning experiences. Fellows will receive extensive mentorship from senior leaders as they tackle challenging, highly visible projects in their areas of interest. They will also cultivate a strong microscale and macroscale understanding of Providence's impact on the surrounding community. We are looking for six (6) highly motivated, self-driven individuals interested in Health Care Management & Administration, who will have either received their master’s degree by July of next year or who will receive their master’s degree upon completion of a fellowship.

There are two fellowship tracks that are available for this upcoming fellowship cycle:

  • Physician Enterprise: emphasis on ambulatory care and medical groups across the system, including our 7 states that we serve
  • SoCal Region: exposure to entire network of care, including acute care among our 10 ministries across Los Angeles and Orange County

About the Program (Physician Enterprise)

Providence’s operations are organized into several divisions or lines of business, including Physician Enterprise (PE). PE encompasses all of Providence’s physician practice operations, including medical group and affiliate practices. In terms of provider count, PE represents the third largest medical group in the country, with over 11,000 providers. This includes Providence Medical Group, serving Alaska, Washington, Montana, and Oregon; Swedish Medical Group, with clinics throughout Washington’s greater Puget Sound area; Pacific Medical Centers in western Washington; Kadlec, serving southeast Washington; and numerous medical groups across California, Texas, and eastern New Mexico. Together, these operations account for roughly a quarter of Providence’s workforce and total revenue. In addition to ensuring high-quality, compassionate care, PE’s strategic focuses include restoring the joy of practicing medicine and developing provider networks that excel in value-based payment arrangements.

Two fellows will work at our System office in Irvine with: Dr. David Kim, Providence Physician Enterprise CEO; and Prasanna Mohanty, Physician Enterprise Chief Operating Officer. Projects will primarily be focused on work that impacts the system footprint, including all 7 states.

Two fellows will work at our Southern California Regional office in Anaheim with: Jill Duplechan - Chief Executive, Orange County and High Desert and Dave Mast - Chief Executive, Los Angeles. Projects will primarily be focused on work that impacts the Southern California footprint.

In addition to these preceptors, each fellow will be matched to a high-level manager to provide personalized one on one support throughout the fellowship experience. Fellows will be given the autonomy and support they need to tap into their full potential and become successful healthcare professionals.

Executive Mentors:

  • Dr. David Kim - Chief Executive, Physician Enterprise (PE Strategy)
  • Prasanna Mohanty - Chief Operating Officer (PE Operations)
  • Jill Duplechan - Chief Executive, Orange County and High Desert (SoCal Strategy)
  • David Mast - Chief Executive, Los Angeles (SoCal Strategy)

Project Examples:

  • Organizing an OBGYN medical practice acquisition
  • Implementing a new CMS alternative payment model focused on expanding value-based care
  • Developing a Clinically Integrated Network
  • Streamlining the allergy service line
  • Creating a patient self-service platform to enable online scheduling
  • Engaging in medical practice performance improvement and change management
  • Integrating patient engagement platforms
  • Standardizing primary care staffing
  • Facilitate the integrated market planning process to identify market trends and develop a 10-year strategic growth plan
  • Standardizing/Streamlining Capital Approval process for the SoCal Region
  • Create Regional Finance PowerBi Dashboard

About the Program (Southern California Region)

In the Southern California region, our network of care includes acute hospital campuses, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care clinics, ExpressCare clinics, medical offices, home and community care agencies, and other essential services. In addition to these services, Providence also has a risk business involving population health, and partners with medical groups to ensure that the best quality of care is provided to our beneficiaries. For this fellowship track, you will work with the entire regional network of care from a hospital centered lens. Overall, our goal is to establish an integrated delivery network in order to uphold our Providence Promise to our patients.

As a fellow, you will learn to navigate the entire regional health system and touch on the several business lines that make up our region. While acute care may make up a lot of the work, there will be plenty of opportunities to gain experience beyond our ministries (hospitals). You will have the opportunity to take on projects in operations, strategy and/or finance that are impactful and beneficial to the performance of our region. There are two tracks (Strategy and Finance) within the SoCal Region that are described in detail below:

Our Two Tracks

Strategy - The preceptor for the Strategy Track is Kevin Manemann, Chief Executive of the Southern California Region. His primary initiative is to transform the SoCal Region into an integrated delivery network and he and his leadership team are currently laying the groundwork to make this possible. His fellow will play a key role in implementing these important strategic initiatives such as Providence Promise, Patient Journey Mapping, and more. By participating in this work, the fellow will be exposed to the entire continuum of care - acute, ambulatory, medical groups, health networks, etc.

Finance - The preceptor for the Finance Track is Nate Husmann, Chief Financial Officer of the Southern California Region. He handles the financial aspects of the region across all business lines. The Regional Finance team, which supports all 10 ministries in the region, consists of 3 main teams which are Financial Planning and Analysis, Productivity, and Strategic Finance and Decision Support. Not only will the fellow able to learn from these three pillars, but the fellow will have the opportunity to explore non-finance related projects and enhance skills such as project management, data analytics, data engineering, operations, strategy, process improvement, and more. By the end of the fellowship, the fellow will have knowledge of the entire continuum of care - acute, ambulatory, medical groups, health networks, population health, etc.


Executive Mentors:

  • Kevin Manemann - Chief Executive, Southern California Region (SoCal Strategy)
  • Nate Husmann - Chief Financial Officer, Southern California Region (SoCal Finance)

Project Examples:

  • Organizing an OBGYN medical practice acquisition
  • Implementing a new CMS alternative payment model focused on expanding value-based care
  • Developing a Clinically Integrated Network
  • Streamlining the allergy service line
  • Creating a patient self-service platform to enable online scheduling
  • Engaging in medical practice performance improvement and change management
  • Integrating patient engagement platforms
  • Standardizing primary care staffing
  • Facilitate the integrated market planning process to identify market trends and develop a 10-year strategic growth plan
  • Standardizing/Streamlining Capital Approval process for the SoCal Region
  • Create Regional Finance PowerBi Dashboard

About Providence

Providence is a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system comprising a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health is a human right. With 51 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services, Providence and its partners employ more than 119,000 caregivers serving communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Health system offices are based in Renton, Washington and Irvine, California.

  • Our Mission: As expressions of God's healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
  • Our Vision: Health for a Better World
  • Our Promise: "Know me, care for me, ease my way."
  • Our Values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, and Integrity

Visit www.providence.org for more information.

Past and Current Fellows

Alexis Lerma
2021-2022 Fellow
University of Southern California
Master of Business Administration

Austin Gleed
2021-2022 Fellow
University of Utah
Master of Healthcare Administration

Cristian Quinones
2021-2022 Fellow
University of Arizona
Master of Healthcare Administration

Nate Jarrett
2021-2022 Fellow
University of Minnesota
Master of Healthcare Administration

Tammy Martin
2021-2022 Fellow
University of Washington
Master of Healthcare Administration

Tonya Tang
2021-2022 Fellow
University of Southern California
Master of Healthcare Administration

Alyse Wells
2020-2021 Fellow
University of Utah
Master of Healthcare Administration

Katie Tran
2020-2021 Fellow
University of Southern California
Master of Healthcare Administration

Lauren Hannah
2020-2021 Fellow
University of Southern California
Master of Healthcare Administration

Sal Lopez
2020-2021 Fellow
University of Iowa
Master of Healthcare Administration

Jesica Sathy
2019-2020 Fellow
University of Southern California
Master of Public Health

Andrew Jensen
2019-2020 Fellow
University of Minnesota
Master of Healthcare Administration

Tami Sall
2018-2019 Fellow
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration

Harji Charaia
2018-2019 Fellow
University of Southern California
Master of Health Administration

Simon Kofford
2017-2018 Fellow
University of Colorado-Denver
Master of Business Administration

James Dester
2016-2017 Fellow
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration

Jared Schultz
2015-2016 Fellow
University of Utah
Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health

Jonathan Hyde
2014-2015 Fellow
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Master of Health Administration

Application Process

Qualifications

  • Candidates must either be enrolled in an accredited health-focused graduate program (MBA, MHA, MPH, MSN, etc.) or have graduated from such a program within the last 12 months.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Providence is unable to sponsor work visas.
  • Prior work experience is preferred but not required.

Key Dates (2022-2023)

  • Application deadline: October 7th
  • Video interviews: early October
  • Final round interviews: late October
  • Final decisions:
    • Applicants may accept, decline, or put the offer on hold any time prior to November 11th. If an offer is made after November 11th, then the applicant has 24 hours to accept.
  • Start date: July 2023

Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Official graduate school transcript (minimum 3.5 GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Please include both professional and academic references
  • Personal statement
    • Please write a one-page single-spaced essay outlining the rationale behind your decision to enter a career in ambulatory care and your specific interest in the fellowship at Providence.

Contact Information

Please direct your questions to ProvidenceAdministrativeFellows@providence.org