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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

  • Business planning and market analysis for capital purchases
  • Data analysis and benchmarking for philanthropy
  • Continuous Quality Performance Improvement (CQPI) Team Project
  • Research and Presentation at Grand Rounds
  • U.S. News and World Report Survey
  • Management of Summer Interns
  • Program development research for Administration
  • Project management for Children's Mercy Research Institute
  • Family companion for Inside Pediatrics
  • Coordination of hospital fundraisers
  • Hospital translator contract consolidation
  • Community education programs
  • Intensive Care Nursery expansion
  • Cerebral Palsy feasibility assessment
  • Hospital lab consolidation
  • 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
  • 3D Printing
  • Analysis of Transplant Services


“The Administrative Fellowship was an incredible year during which I was able to fully immerse myself in all aspects of a leading children’s hospital. The opportunity to shadow in clinical areas, rotate through various departments, take on multiple projects, and interact with employees, patients, and families at Children’s Mercy throughout the fellowship was an invaluable experience that will inevitably shape my career as a pediatric healthcare administrator. In addition, the unique structure of the program enabled me to be mentored by senior leadership throughout the year as well as build lasting relationships.”

Misbah Aslam, 2016-17 Fellow
Division Manager
Emergency Department

"The Administrative Fellowship at Children's Mercy is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. The opportunity to observe, participate, and lead in numerous areas across the hospital is something that will propel my interactions, understanding, and career for years to come. From international services, to family centered care, clinical care, volunteering at events, and countless others, I learned from every aspect of the fellowship."

Kate Gibbs, 2014-15 Fellow
Quality Improvement Consultant - Licensed
Quality and Clinical Safety

"The Administrative Fellowship was one of the most rewarding and immersive years of my life. From participating in several departmental and hospital-wide projects to shadowing numerous care teams into the wee hours of the morning, I experienced a wide and meaningful breadth of all that it takes to operate a system that offers so many vital services to our community. The fellowship served as a crucial guide to my decision process as I began that year to think about my next step. And, perhaps most importantly, I was able to connect with a myriad of families and Children's Mercy staff who have positively shaped my understanding of pediatric healthcare to this day."

Tally Sharma Venjohn, 2013-14 Fellow
Manager of Annual Leadership Giving

"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 Hitchcock, 2011-12 Fellow
Director of Operations
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas

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