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Patrick E. Fry Fellowship for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership

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In our Patrick E. Fry Fellowship for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership, you’ll receive hands-on, specialized administrative experience in a variety of settings—acute care hospitals, medical groups/foundations, and ambulatory care environments. You’ll deepen your understanding of the challenges facing today’s healthcare delivery systems, and gain insight into the workings of our integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system.

I have been fortunate to have had a long career with Sutter Health since my fellowship and the organization has continued to invest in my professional development over the years.

Rachael McKinney, CEO Sutter Davis Hospital
Sutter Fellow, Class of 2007

Fellowship Program Highlights

  • Develop your leadership skills while engaging in high impact regional and system-wide projects
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring with a Sutter Health executive—CEO, CFO, COO
  • Learn through multiple skill assessments, workshops, field visits, and alumni panels

By giving you a solid grounding in today’s healthcare delivery systems, our fellowship program will prepare you to lead the way to the future.

Project Work

Below is a partial list of outstanding projects and initiatives in which past Fellows have played a major role in leading and/or collaborating at Sutter Health:

Sample Fellowship Projects:

  • Creating and implementing a comprehensive dashboard for the pediatric department. The Dashboard includes tracking of transfers and growth opportunities leading to several business plans being created.
  • Leading a hospital-wide initiative to address burnout throughout the hospital. Applied for and received funding for a 6 month pilot that include training sessions taught by a multidisciplinary team. Measures include raising the Culture of Safety and Environment of Work scores.
  • Created and presented business plans outlining possible programs for hospital, including pro forma and risk assessment allowing leadership to make informed decisions on where to utilize hospital/foundation resources.

Eligibility

To qualify, you must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be currently enrolled in a healthcare-focused MBA, MHA or MPH program at an accredited university, OR a have graduated from such a program in the last 12 months. Sutter Health is unable to sponsor work visas at this time and in the future.

Application and Selection Process

Application and Selection Process

  • Apply online
  • September 14, 2018 | Deadline for complete application
  • First of November | Final panel interviews in California (by invitation only)
  • July 15, 2019 | Fellowship begins

Required Documents

Online, with application:

  • Resume
  • One-page statement of fellowship and career objectives

Sent separately:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts

Optional Documents

  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • One-page statement of volunteer community activities

Submission Options

By Mail:

Original letters of recommendation and official transcripts can be mailed in a sealed envelope directly to:

Sutter Health
2700 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 2500
Sacramento, CA 95833
Attn: Fellowship Program

By Email:

Letters of recommendation (submitted by author) and e-transcripts (submitted by registrar’s office) may be emailed to: Executive2@sutterhealth.org

Contact Information

If you have questions or would like more information, contact us at: Executive2@sutterhealth.org

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