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2018-2020 Southern California Administrative Fellows

SCAL Admin Fellows

Fellows at the Kaiser Permanente Annual Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Conference in Los Angeles.

SCAL Admin Fellows

Linda Chow observing robotic surgical cases with Panorama Center Medical Center Area Medical Director.

SCAL Admin Fellows

Serena Welch at the opening of the Simi Valley Behavioral Health clinic

SCAL Admin Fellows

Fellows at Downey Medical Center during one of the SCAL Touchpoint Series visits.

The Southern California Administrative Fellowship is a 2-year program focused on health care operations with three 8-month rotations at different medical centers and the Regional Office.

The Southern California Administrative Fellowship is a 2-year program focused on health care operations, with three 8-month rotations at different medical centers and the regional offices. Southern California typically accepts six Fellows per year. Fellows rotate through the following entities:

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFH)
  • Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG)
  • Kaiser Permanente Regional Offices in Pasadena, CA

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

There are six Administrative Fellows accepted into the program each year, for a total of twelve Fellows in the overall cohort between first and second years. The SCAL program structure is unique because the cohorts actively recruit and are made up of three traditional Administrative Fellows (MHA/MBA, etc.), two RN Fellows, and one Military Fellow. The diversity of the cohort creates a wide range of perspectives and interests that are integrated into the organization.

There are 15 Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Southern California. Fellows may rotate across any of the following geographic regions:

  • Coachella Valley
  • Kern County
  • Inland Empire
  • Metro Los Angeles/West Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • San Diego County
  • Tri-Central Area
  • West Ventura/Valleys
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The project work of the Fellows is based upon their interests and the strategic goals of their respective medical center. This allows the Fellow to have flexibility in their experience as well as the ability to contribute to high priority initiatives that have high exposure and visibility. Examples of projects completed by the 2018-2019 Fellows include:

  • Decreasing sepsis rates
  • Telehealth pilot
  • Opening of state-of-the-art behavioral health facility
  • Flu planning
  • Interim Assistant Department Administrator
  • Interim Director of Care Experience
  • Interim Administrative Services Supervisor
  • Interim EVS Manager
  • Para-operative services and education/workflow redesign
  • Staff and employee engagement initiatives

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 Administrator
  • Assistant Department Administrator
  • Service Unit Manager
  • Group Practice Lead
  • Executive Consultant
  • Senior Consultant
  • Project Manager

Current Southern California Fellows

Brennan Mills

2018-2020 SCAL Fellow
University of Minnesota
Master of Healthcare Administration

Ciera Hall

2018-2020 SCAL Fellow
University of Florida
Master of Health Administration

Josh Arrage

2018-2020 SCAL Fellow
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Science in Health Administration/Master of Business Administration

Katie Fredericks

2018-2020 SCAL Fellow
University of Iowa
Master of Health Administration

Linda Chow

2018-2020 SCAL Fellow
Yale University
Master of Public Health

Serena Welch

2018-2020 SCAL Fellow
University of Southern California
Master of Health Administration

Southern California Administrative Fellowship

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