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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

Jordan Hotard   2022   Tulane University  

First Year
Administrative Fellow

  Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare
Hiral Patel   2022   Medical University of South Carolina  

First Year
Administrative Fellow

  Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare
Brianna Butler   2021   University of Kentucky  

Second Year
Administrative Fellow,
Neurosciences

  Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare
Daniel Hoffman   2021   University of Missouri   Second Year
‚ÄčAdministrative Fellow,
Finance
  Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare
Emily Thomson   2020   St. Louis University   Second Year Administrative Fellow,
Perioperative Services
  Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare
Michaela Reynolds   2020   St. Louis University   Second Year Administrative Fellow,
Emergency Department
  Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare
Winston Wright   2019   Morehouse School of Medicine   Program Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion   BJC HealthCare
Andrew Schuette   2019   Washington University in St. Louis   Strategic Planning Manager   BJC HealthCare
Kara Ward   2018   University of Kentucky   Associate Administrator  

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Liz Wright   2018   Webster University   Program Manager, Strategic Engagement & Communications  

Optum, UnitedHealth Group

Lauren Sweeny

 

2017

 

Xavier University

 

Director of Population Health

 

Oak Street Health

Derek Petrich

 

2017

 

Saint Louis University

 

Business Operations Manager

 

OhioHealth
Physician Group

Audrey Lohse

 

2016

 

University of Kansas Medical Center

 

Consultant, Data & Analytics

 

Daugherty Business Solutions

Cassie Jensen

 

2016

 

Washington University in St. Louis

 

Business Manager of Transplant & Dialysis Services

 

St. Louis Children's Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Blake Exline

 

2015

 

Saint Louis University

 

Director, Strategic Planning

 

BJC HealthCare

Rupal Wadhawan

 

2015

 

Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Business Services Director

 

University of Colorado

Kaci Dannatt

 

2013

 

University of Missouri

 

Executive Director of Operations, Siteman Cancer Center

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Jyotsna Somaraju

 

2013

 

Rush University

 

Associate Director Pipeline Commercialization

 

AbbVie

Diedre Boozer

 

2012

 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Administrator of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

 

State University of New York Upstate Medical

Michelle Thoma

 

2012

 

Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Director, Interventional Radiology

 

Geisinger

Robert Portwood

 

2011

 

University of Minnesota

 

System Vice President, Support Services

 

UC Health

Chi Huang

 

2011

 

Rush University

 

Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

 

Northwestern Medicine

Danielle Atterberry

 

2010

 

University of Kansas Medical Center

 

Director, Imaging Services

 

Boone Hospital Center

Caitlan Mackinnon-Patterson

 

2010

 

Tulane University

 

Administrative
Director,
Ambulatory Services

 

Duke University Hospital

Tara Hearns

 

2009

 

University of Minnesota

 

Director, anesthesiology, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine

 

Henry Ford Health System

Adrienne Ojo

 

2009

 

University of Michigan

 

Senior Director of Market Operations

 

Iora Health

Kate Jones

 

2008

 

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

Vice President for Strategic Planning

 

Rush University Medical Center

Andrew Pierce

 

2008

 

University of Michigan

 

Director of Supply Plus & Perioperative Business

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare

Katie Egan

 

2007

 

Saint Louis University

 

Director of Strategic Marketing

 

OSF

Vikas Ghayal

 

2007

 

The Ohio State University

 

Business Development

 

Artisight

Tara Hendrix

 

2006

 

Saint Louis University

  Director of Business Relationships  

BJC HealthCare

Lindsay Selner

 

2006

 

Washington University in St. Louis

  Director, Activation Planning  

BJC HealthCare

Chris Watts

 

2005

 

Washington University in St. Louis

 

Vice President of Strategy

 

BJC HealthCare

Pradipta Komanduri

 

2005

 

University of Minnesota

 

Vice President, Clinical Support Services

 

Seattle Children's Hospital

Matt Brown

 

2004

 

University of Kansas Medical Center

 

Senior Vice President/Chief Transformation Officer

 

Common Spirit Health

Vikram Acharya

 

2004

 

Yale University

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

Brandywine Hospital, Tower Health

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.

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