Kaiser Permanente (KP) is one of the largest integrated healthcare organizations in the world, with a well-recognized history of providing industry leading patient care. In many areas our patients have measurably better outcomes than others in the community. This is not by chance. High quality providers, a comprehensive electronic medical record, a focus on prevention and chronic conditions management and a systematic approach to improvement are all integral to these outcomes. This also creates the ideal environment for a fellowship, where talented and self-motivated young professionals can not only study past and current quality and safety projects but also can learn how to create improvements by working on additional areas that have not been addressed by KP. This will happen with considerable organizational support and personal mentoring.
The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Patient Safety Fellowship is a one-year program offered by the Regional Graduate Medical Education Office and Regional Quality and Safety Leadership, and may be located at any number of our KP medical centers. The purpose of the Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Patient Safety is to provide post-residency trained physicians an in-depth education in patient safety practice, leadership and research. Up to two positions are offered each year. The program launched July 1, 2012.
|Paul J. Marc, MD||Perioperative blood glucose optimization to decrease surgical site infection|
|Sandhya Ravichandran, MD||1. Intraoperative lung protective ventilation
2. Glucose management of perioperative obstetric patients
3. Chronic pain conversion in post-surgical patients