Friday, October 11, 2013

Forty years of fellowships

MGH Administrative Fellowship Program participants

Current and former fellows and program mentors reunited Sept. 21 at the Liberty Hotel to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the MGH Administrative Fellowship Program.

“Four decades ago, the leadership of MGH recognized the importance of educating administrative talent in the same way it provides hands-on training to direct patient caregivers,” says Andrea Paciello, executive director of Radiation Oncology and a member of the fellowship class of 2001-2003. “In the 40 years since, the MGH has continued its commitment to preparing health care leaders, and as health care delivery evolves and becomes more challenging and complex, the industry requires well-trained leadership, now more than ever.”

The two-year program, consisting of rotations in seven key administrative departments, is designed to provide future academic medical center leaders with essential training in hospital management. Fellows work with senior leadership in areas including Patient Care Services, Human Resources, Finance, the MGPO and Public Affairs.

The anniversary celebration began with a welcome address from Jeff Davis, senior vice president of Human Resources, who is co-director of the Administrative Fellowship Program. Throughout the evening, former fellows reflected on the program’s remarkable history, highlighting stories and significant events that took place over the past 40 years. The decades were well represented, including the MGH’s first fellow, Tom Schulz, a member of the class of 1973-1975, who now serves as director of Healthcare Medical Properties. Other speakers included Steve Lipstein, president and CEO of BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, from the class of 1980-1982; Greg Pauly, MGPO chief operating officer from the fellowship class of 1992-1994; and Keith Marple, a recent fellowship graduate in the class of 2011-2013, who now serves as administrative director in the MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care. The evening concluded with remarks from former fellow, Sally Mason Boemer, senior vice president of MGH Finance and co-director of the Administrative Fellowship Program, who was in the class of 1993-1995.

“It was a great night and fun to reconnect with past fellows and celebrate one of the oldest fellowship programs in America,” says Pauly. 


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