Local graduate students and healthcare professionals have an opportunity to gain access to the outstanding local leaders who are shaping health practice, policy, and making discoveries. Through the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Feinstein Fellowships, students and professionals work and learn in multi-disciplinary teams to acquire a new appreciation of our local health system, while being challenged to think and perform at the frontier. Perfecting Patient CareSM, our flagship Lean methodology for health care, underpins each Fellowship.
Death & Dying Fellowship (January-April)
Most healthcare professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grieving families. The Death & Dying Fellowship allows participants to learn, confront, and discuss the legal, medical, social, cultural, familial, and spiritual aspects of death and dying within a multi-disciplinary group in a low-pressure environment. In the final session, Fellows convert their learning into an action plan for the community and for their own careers and institutions.
Patient Safety Fellowship (June-July)
The Patient Safety Fellowship prepares recent and current interdisciplinary healthcare-related field, graduate students to apply emerging methods and strategies in implementation science, team-based problem-solving, and continuous quality improvement for healthcare settings. At the core of the Fellowship is Perfecting Patient CareSM (PPC), PRHI's flagship process improvement methodology based on Lean manufacturing principles. During weekly, three-hour sessions, Fellows are exposed to core literature and key PPC principles and tools. They also have the opportunity to listen to and learn from local healthcare champions who are actively engaged in applying quality improvement tools to advance patient care.
Jonas Salk Health Activist Fellowship (September-November)
The Jonas Salk Health Activist Fellowship is an incubator for emerging health activists who want to move from making noise to identifying strategies and tactics for sustainable change. During the program, the Fellows form action groups, develop skills to shape winning strategies, and prepare to advocate effectively around the health issue about which they are passionate.