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Northern California Administrative Fellows
Northern California Administrative Fellows

2018-2019 Northern California Administrative Fellows.

Sam, Morgan, Kaylyn, and Grant participating in the launch of KP's Exceptional Care Experience Initiative.

Bill joining the Sacramento Surgical Leadership team at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Sterile Processing facility.

Bill, Sam, and Quan attending the Though Cast speaker series on the intersection of healthcare and technology.

The Northern California Administrative Fellowship is a 12-18 month program focused on health care operations with two 6-month rotations at different medical centers.

The Northern California Administrative Fellowship is a 12-18 month program focused on health care operations, with two 6-month rotations at different medical centers. There is an option for an additional six-month corporate rotation in the regional offices at the end of the 12-month period. Northern California typically accepts three to five Fellows per year. Fellows rotate through the following entities:

  • The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG)
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFH)
  • Optional: Kaiser Permanente Regional Offices in Oakland, CA

Rotation preceptors are the Senior Vice President (Hospital) and the Medical Group Administrator (Medical Group) which allows fellows to be exposed to the highest level of leadership in the organization. The program is supported by a Regional Program Director that supports the Fellows throughout the entire fellowship.

There are 21 Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Northern California.  Fellows may rotate across any of the following geographic regions:

  • Central Valley
  • Diablo
  • East Bay
  • Fresno
  • Greater Southern Alameda County
  • Marin-Sonoma
  • Napa-Solano
  • Greater Sacramento
  • Greater San Francisco
  • Peninsula and South Bay
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The Northern California Administrative Fellowship program allows for learning opportunities through its rotation structure at both the professional and personal level.  Most Fellows will experience a balance of project and operational work, with an emphasis on health care operations.

Examples of 2018-2019 Fellow projects:

  • Partnered with front-line staff and physicians to improve throughput for low-acuity patients in the Emergency Department
  • Worked with Cardiovascular Services to prepare the opening of a new Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program
  • Served as the interim Manager for the attended sleep lab
  • Facilitated a Rapid Improvement Event to improve standardization of perioperative care
  • Developed and executed the Care Experience Strategy for a service area
  • Served as the Project Manager for the opening of a new Operating Room

Former Fellows can be found in positions throughout the entire organization, at the medical center, regional office, and national office.

Examples of positions Fellows have transitioned into post-Fellowship:

  • Department Manager
  • Department Director
  • Senior Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Executive Consultant

Current Northern California Fellows

Bill Zhang

2018-2019 NCAL Fellow
University of Michigan
Master of Health Services Administration,
Master of Engineering

Emily Caplan

2019-2020 NCAL Fellow
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Master of Public Health

Grant Longley

2018-2019 NCAL Fellow
University of Minnesota
Master of Health Administration

Kaylyn Shinault

2018-2019 NCAL Fellow
University of Missouri
Master of Health Administration

Morgan Westfall

2018-2019 NCAL Fellow
University of California, Berkeley
Master of Public Health

Nim Sangera

2019-2020 NCAL Fellow
Georgetown University
Master of Health Systems Administration,
Master of Neuroscience

Samantha Shipley

2019-2020 NCAL Fellow
University of Minnesota
Master of Healthcare Administration

Sayali Khare

2019-2020 NCAL Fellow
University of Michigan
Master of Health Services Administration

Travis Woodburn

2019-2020 NCAL Fellow
Johns Hopkins University
Master of Health Administration

Northern California Administrative Fellowship

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