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The Administrative Fellowship Program Previous Fellows and Projects
The Administrative Fellowship Program Previous Fellows and Projects

The Children's Mercy Administrative Fellowship Program has a rich history dating back many years. Past fellows have traveled from across the U.S. to take part in this valuable program. Several fellows have moved directly from their fellowship experience into full-time positions at Children's Mercy after completing the Administrative Fellowship Program. 

We currently have former fellows working in a wide range of departments including Strategic Planning, Operations, Quality Improvement, and leadership positions in several clinical departments. 

Previous Projects

  • Coordination of hospital fundraisers
  • Hospital translator contract consolidation
  • Community education programs
  • Intensive Care Nursery expansion
  • Cerebral Palsy feasibility assessment
  • Hospital lab consolidation
  • KC Marathon planning
  • Business planning and market analysis for capital purchases
  • Proposal to build Children’s Mercy East
  • Community benefit program
  • Government relations disproportionate share project
  • The Chatlos Foundation Grant Proposal for Chaplaincy
  • Point of service cash collections program
  • Supply chain assessment
  • Implementation of the Medical Home Model in clinics


 “The Administrative Fellowship affirmed my commitment to a career in pediatric health care. It was a fascinating experience that utilized my hard skills while challenging my soft skills. The opportunities available to live vicariously through clinical and non-clinical roles within the organization were priceless. Most importantly, the exposure to the intricacies of how a pediatric hospital functions fostered professional and personal relationships throughout the organization, which will last well after the fellowship.”

Cindy A. Ortiz, 2012-2013 Fellow
Manager, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Division of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant

"The Administrative Fellowship is an amazing opportunity to learn from experts in health care and to be responsible for your own projects. The experiences I had with patients, families, and employees at Children's Mercy will always impact the way I make decisions throughout my career."

Neesha Nerurkar, 2011-12 Fellow
Administrative Operations Manager
Children's Mercy Kansas

"My administrative fellowship at Children's Mercy challenged and inspired me in many ways. My expectations for establishing relationships, gaining professional experience and refining my skills were indeed met and often surpassed. My observations and assimilation into a culture that fulfills its mission on a daily basis, however, was just as meaningful."

Jared Vavroch, 2010-11 Fellow
Strategic, Business & Community Planning Manager
Strategic Planning

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