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Program Overview 

The Providence Health & Services Administrative Fellowship Program is a one-year project-based learning experience that fosters practical development and operational experience in a values-based, not-for-profit health care delivery system. This position is part of the Leadership Services team.

The goals of the Fellowship Program are:

    • To develop outstanding health system leaders who contribute to meeting Providence’s need for talented leaders in the future
    • To provide an opportunity for individuals to enhance their skills and knowledge through experiences tailored to the interests of the candidate selected
    • To enhance and expand the culture of learning at Providence by providing opportunities for networking, collaborative learning, best practice sharing, the introduction of current academic theory techniques into the system, and the overall enrichment of the Providence community
    • To expand the gender and ethnic diversity of Providence leadership.

Our Administrative Fellowship Program is directed toward individuals who are interested in health care excellence, collaboration, management development, and growth opportunities in a values-based, not-for-profit health care delivery system. Fellows participate in a wide variety of projects, meetings, and other professional experiences designed to strengthen leadership and administrative skills. These experiences include training in change facilitation and acceleration, project management, and more. Project and learning opportunities are tailored to the individual interests of the fellow; however, it is intended that each fellow will experience a broad range of assignments and organizational sites across the system.

Program Roles

Throughout the fellowship year, the fellow will have the opportunity to work with leaders at various levels of the organization. Listed below are the primary contacts for the fellow.

Rod Hochman, MD, President and CEO, is the preceptor for the fellowship program. The fellow has an opportunity to attend leadership meetings, shadow executives, and engage with organizational leaders through meaningful work.

Kristina Hansen Smith, MHA, MBA and former fellow, is Chief of Leadership Services and reports directly to Rod. Kristina and her team have great organizational insight and visibility, enabling her to connect the fellow with projects that are meaningful to the fellow’s development and help advance Providence’s core strategy of creating healthier communities together. The fellow joins a team of highly motivated individuals and receives help soliciting and coordinating projects, guidance in project work,  and mentorship. Kristina and others on the team conduct periodic informal and formal evaluations throughout the program.