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PAST & PRESENT ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWS

The David A. Gee Administrative Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is highly competitive, with representation from graduate programs all over the country. Our former fellows are extremely successful within and outside of the organization as executive leadership continually works to develop fellows' leadership skills and nurture their career advancement.

Fellow

 

Year

 

Graduate Alma Mater

 

Current Position

 

Organization

Kara Ward   2018   University of Kentucky   First Year Fellow  

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Liz Wright   2018   Saint Louis University   First Year Fellow  

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Lauren Sweeny

 

2017

 

Xavier University

 

Second Year Fellow

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Derek Petrich

 

2017

 

Saint Louis University

 

Second Year Fellow

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Audrey Lohse

 

2016

 

University of Kansas Medical Center

 

Business Operations & Portfolio Manager

 

BJC HealthCare

Cassie Jensen

 

2016

 

Washington University in St. Louis

 

Patient Care Operations Supervisor, Primary Care Medicine Clinic

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Blake Exline

 

2015

 

Saint Louis University

 

Director, Strategic Planning

 

BJC HealthCare

Rupal Wadhawan

 

2015

 

Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Manager, Practice Development

 

Washington University School of Medicine

Kaci Dannatt

 

2013

 

University of Missouri

 

Director of Operations, Siteman Cancer Center

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Jyotsna Somaraju

 

2013

 

Rush University

 

Program Director: Procedural & Clinical Services

 

University of Chicago Medicine

Diedre Boozer

 

2012

 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Director of Program Development, Orthopedics

 

SSM Health

Michelle Thoma

 

2012

 

Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Program Director, Making BJC Better

 

BJC HealthCare

Robert Portwood

 

2011

 

University of Minnesota

 

Assistant Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

 

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Chi Huang

 

2011

 

Rush University

 

Division Administrator, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

 

Northwestern Medicine

Danielle Atterberry

 

2010

 

University of Kansas Medical Center

 

Manager, Imaging Services

 

Boone Hospital Center, BJC HealthCare

Caitlan Mackinnon-Patterson

 

2010

 

Tulane University

 

Administrative
Director,
Ambulatory Services

 

Duke University Hospital

Tara Hearns

 

2009

 

University of Minnesota

 

Group Practice Director

 

Henry Ford Health System

Adrienne Ojo

 

2009

 

University of Michigan

 

System Director of Neuroscience

 

St. Luke's Health System, Kansas City

Kate Jones

 

2008

 

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

Associate Director

 

Navigant Consulting

Andrew Pierce

 

2008

 

University of Michigan

 

Director of Supply Plus

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Katie Egan

 

2007

 

Saint Louis University

 

Director, Marketing

 

Loyola University Health System

Vikas Ghayal

 

2007

 

The Ohio State University

 

Executive Director, Patient Care Operations

 

University of Chicago Medicine

Tara Hendrix

 

2006

 

Saint Louis University

  Business Process Consultant  

BJC HealthCare

Lindsay Selner

 

2006

 

Washington University in St. Louis

  Director, Activation Planning  

BJC HealthCare

Chris Watts

 

2005

 

Washington University in St. Louis

 

President

 

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals, BJC HealthCare

Pradipta Komanduri

 

2005

 

University of Minnesota

 

Vice President, Clinical Support Services

 

Seattle Children's Hospital

Matt Brown

 

2004

 

University of Kansas

 

Partner

 

Navigant Consulting

Vikram Acharya

 

2004

 

Yale University

 

Vice President, Clinical & Procedural Services

 

University of Chicago Medicine

Jason Keeler

 

2002

 

University of Missouri

 

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

 

University of Chicago Medicine

EXAMPLES OF PAST FELLOWSHIP PROJECTS

Joint Commission Guidelines

  • Collaboration with the chief operating officer to create a comprehensive source of Joint Commission guidelines
  • From these efforts, a redefined Quality and Patient Safety department was created at the hospital.

GI Lab

  • Operations engineering project analyzed bed utilization
  • Developed a solution to increase efficiency and utilization without increasing the costs of the department

Emergency Department

  • Development of new emergency department
  • Coordinated a major initiative to decrease wait times for patients visiting the emergency room

Diabetes Center

  • Developed a new comprehensive diabetes center, beginning with concept planning and ending with physical facility design
  • Helped create staffing, operational, and marketing models

Operating Room

  • Played a key role in facilities planning and design of the largest operating room construction initiative in the country
  • Helped in operating room process improvement initiatives to increase efficiency and overall satisfaction

Resident Skills Training

  • Played a key role in the development of a standardized central line insertion training program for incoming residents across several academic departments

Medicine Resident Clinic Redesign

  • Helped manage the scope and design of a new Medical Office Building which includes space for an expanded Medicine Resident Clinic
  • Visited other major Academic Medical Centers to gather design and operational benchmarks for the clinic, worked directly with hospital and Washington University School of Medicine senior leadership to define patient and provider needs, and managed logistics associated with this extensive capital project

Master Facility Planning

  • Facilitated and managed the daily BJH activities related to the Washington University Medical Center (WUMC) Campus Renewal Plan

Neuroscience Center

  • Conducted financial and volume trend analysis to drive strategic planning
  • Performed bed utilization analysis and developed a business case for restructuring the available Neuroscience bed platform within Neurosurgery and Neurology departments

BJC Stroke Integrated Practice Unit

  • Coordinated the development of the BJC Stroke Integrated Practice Unit led by CEO
  • Served as administrative liaison to strategic work groups and facilitated interdisciplinary system meetings

Learn more about the David A. Gee Administrative Fellowship.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC Healthcare

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