Joelle Hogan - Decision Support and Business Planning Fellow
Joelle Hogan earned her Masters of Science degree in Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University in May 2012. During her studies, Joelle completed an administrative residency in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. During this time, she worked on many projects including improving revenue cycle management, and developing financial dashboards and productivity reports for physicians. As part of Joelle’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training from Georgetown University, she led a project aimed at improving patient throughput in the Orthopedic Surgery Clinic. In addition, Joelle participated in a hand-off communication project with Georgetown University’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School.
While completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Management at Providence College, Joelle was a research assistant studying current policy issues pertaining to the health care field. She also interned in the Physician Hospital Organization at Women and Infants’ Hospital where she was involved in the credentialing process.
Joelle is originally from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and taking dance classes. She is excited to begin her career at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is looking forward to the year ahead.
Sara Samson - Operation Management Services Fellow
Sara earned a Masters of Health Administration from Ohio State University in June 2012. Prior to graduate school, Sara worked as a business consultant in Washington, DC where she worked on various performance measurement and improvement projects with public sector clients.
While completing her degree at Ohio State, Sara worked as an administrative resident at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. As a resident, Sara completed a business plan for a new outpatient clinic, worked on a medication delivery process improvement project and compiled and maintained a nursing scorecard. Sara was also a graduate research assistant at The Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC), which is a public university-based center for health policy, research, and technical assistance.
Sara is originally from Baltimore, MD and she graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Towson University. She enjoys traveling both in and outside of the U.S., with her most recent adventure being Costa Rica. Sara is also an avid reader, a die hard Baltimore Ravens fan and a beginner golfer. She is excited for the opportunities in the year ahead as a fellow at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.