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Fellows

 

Wilkister Tangazi | 2018-2019

Email Addresswtangazi@northshore.org

Current Status

  • Administrative Fellow

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Iowa (2011)
  • Master of Science, Epidemiology, University of Iowa (2014)
  • Master in Health Administration, Ohio State University (2018)

 Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Corporate Strategic Planning and Business Development
  • Hospital Operations
  • Finance

 Major Project Assignments

  • Conducted market data analysis that was leveraged to develop recommendations for a comprehensive NorthShore strategic growth plan.
  • Supported development, analysis, and tracking of metrics to assess organizational performance related to NorthShore 20/20 strategic initiatives.

 

Yamira Maldonado | 2017-2018

Email Addressymaldonado@northshore.org

Current Status

  • Manager, Clinical Operations

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University (2014)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration, The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2017)

 Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Hospital Operations
  • Healthcare Finance

 Major Project Assignments

  • Support Simulation Lab leadership in developing future goals and determining best methods of efficient and effective daily management and growth.
  • Work with Cardiology leadership to manage the development and successful implementation of Cardiac Bundles throughout the system.

 

Bilal Ahmed | 2016-2017

Email Address: bahmed@northshore.org

Current Status

  • Manager Quality and Care Transformation

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, DePaul University (2014)
  • Master of Science, Healthcare Administration, The Ohio State University (2016)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Process and Quality Improvement
  • Hospital Operations
  • Strategic Planning & Business Development

Major Project Assignments

  • Work with hospital leaders to establish capital needs for FY17. Evaluating capital needs by hospital campuses and creating priorities.  Managing of CAPEX priority and submission process in partnership with finance, purchasing, and senior leadership
  • Support Cardiology leadership to determine the best model for cath lab efficiency and management process. Assist in leading evaluation and implementation of IR/Cath Lab cross training
  • Assist Health Information Technology (HIT) in vendor selection process for new NorthShore initiatives. Helping lead system level review of applications to determine the best functional and technical fit for organization and integration with our EMR

 

Matthew Belanger | 2016-2017

Email Address: mbelanger2@northshore.org

Current Status

  • Director, Clinical Operations

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Public Health, Saint Louis University (2013)
  • Master of Health Administration, University of Iowa (2015)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Iowa (2015)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Medical Group Management
  • Business Development
  • Hospital Operations
  • Finance

Major Project Assignments

  • Development of growth strategy for NorthShore Immediate Care.
  • Worked with clinical and financial teams to develop Bundled Payment infrastructure and strategy.
  • Managed the redesign of Outpatient MRI services across the enterprise.

 

Evan DeVoe | 2015-2016

Email Addressedevoe@northshore.org

Current Status

  • Transformational Management Office Consultant

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • Master of Science, Health Systems Management, Rush University, Chicago, IL (2015)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Hospital Operations
  • Medical Group Operations
  • Strategic Initiatives

Major Project Assignments

  • Designed and implemented a subacute provider balanced scorecard to monitor external subacute provider performance in the areas of quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction
  • Supported the implementation of the Personalized Medicine Clinical and Research initiatives by improving access for patients and developing a streamlined referral process for NorthShore providers.
  • Worked with Neurology leadership to develop a growth strategy for the Neurophysiology service line.
  • Supported the development of an advanced heart failure program and ensured the preparedness of the organization to care for ECMO and LVAD patients.

 

Beth Cutler | 2013-2014

Email Address: bcutler@northshore.org

Current Status

  • Transformational Management Office Consultant

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science – Concordia College – Moorhead, MN (2011)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration – University of Minnesota (2013)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Hospital Operations
  • Process and Quality Improvement
  • Medical Group Management
  • Strategic Planning

Major Project Assignments

  • Decrease utilization of high-cost imaging in the inpatient setting by benchmarking best practices and recommending options for NorthShore to pilot.
  • Provide administrative support for Lab Renovation/Construction project.
  • Define and enhance Patient Centered Care for GI and Lung Cancer patients by assessing current workflows for scheduling, teaching, communication and follow up.
  • Analyze shifts in Skokie Hospital referral trends by physician, group, and service. Identify opportunities for growth and work with Administration and Medical Staff leadership to develop specific tactics related to opportunities. 

 

Justin Brueck | 2010-2011

Email Addressjbrueck@northshore.org

Current Status

  • AVP, Research Administration & Corporate Strategy

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts – Central College, Pella, IA (2006)
  • Master of Arts – University of Iowa (2008)
  • Master of Health Administration – University of Iowa (2010)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Hospital Operations
  • Strategic Planning and Business Development
  • Quality Improvement

Major Project Assignments

  • Manage construction-related operational tasks during the renovation and expansion of Glenbrook Hospital’s Radiology, Cardiology and Emergency Departments.
  • Participate as a member of the Epic Upgrade team and work with the Evanston Hospital Quality team and their uses of Epic to manage clinical conditions more cost-effectively based on a data-driven process.
  • Participate as a member of the site development team for the new Gurnee Ambulatory Care Center.
  • Benchmark our customer loyalty performance with internal and external comparisons and develop best practice models.
  • Review initial analysis of frequent users of NorthShore Emergency Departments and develop a pilot for case manager model. 

 

Matt Waskerwitz | 2009-2010

Email Address: mwaskerwitz@northshore.org

Current Status

  • AVP, Clinical Operations

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science – Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH (2007)
  • Masters of Business Administration – Xavier University (2009)
  • Masters of Health Services Administration – Xavier University (2010)

Healthcare Administration Interests

  • Hospital Management
  • Operations
  • Strategic Planning

Project Assignments

  • Manage the “GoLive” Command Center during the implementation of EPIC Health Information Systems at Skokie Hospital
  • Oversee management and operations for the Food and Nutrition Services at Glenbrook Hospital, with direct reporting to the President of the hospital
  • Develop and implement a communication plan for the operating room renovation at Evanston Hospital
  • Co-lead a team tasked with developing a patient acuity classification system, by leveraging electronic health information