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What is the Trauma Finance Fellowship Program?

 

In 2008, TCAA introduced the fellowship program to expand the fiscal expertise of trauma program managers who have shown a commitment to the field as well as the future of trauma care. The program consists of a two-week funded fellowship with TCAA staff, on-site in Mooresville, NC. This fellowship offers CEUs, follows a structured curriculum and provides a pre and post evaluation and includes a project unique to participant's healthcare objectives.

 

TCAA fellows get the opportunity to network with the TCAA staff, plus members from across the country. Additionally, they learn more about TCAA services and programs, including TCAA's advocacy efforts. There are opportunities to develop business and management skills, build a trauma finance knowledge base, interpret data and statistics, and much, much more.

 

If you are interested in learning more about TCAA and becoming a part of an innovative association, TCAA looks forward to receiving your fellowship application!

 

Am I eligible to apply?

 

Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria to be considered for the fellowship award:

  • Applicants must be employed with TCAA member hospitals
  • Understand the importance of TCAA's mission and be familiar with TCAA's services through their professional experience.
  • Have the support and approval from their current employer, if needed, prior to applying for and/or accepting a TCAA fellowship. To request a personalized letter to send to your employer highlighting the benefits of applying to TCAA's fellowship program, please email info@traumacenters.org.

All applicants must complete a fellowship program application in full and return it according to published deadlines to be eligible. Past applicants are eligible and strongly encouraged to reapply, but they must complete a new application. Please note applicants may not use TCAA staff as references.

 

How do I apply? 

 

The application acceptance period for 2018 has closed. Please check back to see when the 2019 application period will open.





TCAA Fellows (2008 - 2017)


Elizabeth Atkins, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Trauma Program Manager

Grady Memorial Hospital

Atlanta, GA

2017 Fellowship


 

Niki Rasnake, RN, BSN, CEN

Trauma Program Manager

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville,TN

2016 Fellowship

Terrie Stewart, MS, MSM, RN

2016 Fellowship




Cassie Lyell, RN, BSN
Trauma Services Manager
JPS Health Network 
Fort Worth, TX
2015 Fellowship

Alex Ramos, RN, MSN, CCRN-K

Trauma Operations Manager 
The Hospitals of Providence - Memorial Campus
El Paso, TX
2015 Fellowship

 

Melissa Thorson, MS, RN, CCNS
Manager, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
North Memorial
Robbinsdale, Minnesota

2014 Fellowship

Christine McEachin, BSN, MBA, Paramedic/IC

Trauma Program Manager

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

Clinton Township, Michigan

2014 Fellowship

  

  

  

 

Joanne Lindberg, RN, MN, CCRN, FCCM

Trauma Program Manager

Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma, WA

TCAA Disaster Committee

2013 Fellowship

Mary Ellen Zimmermann, RN, BSN, CEN
Trauma Program Manager
New York Hospital Queens
Flushing, NY 
TCAA Education & Advocacy Committee

2012 Fellowship

Angie Chisolm, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, CFRN

2012 Fellowship

Vicki Bennett

Trauma Program Manager

Banner University Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

2011 Fellowship

Janet Cortez
Trauma Program Manager
University of Utah Healthcare
Salt Lake, Utah
TCAA Education Committee
2011 Fellowship


Tim Murphy, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CEN

Trauma PI Coordinator
Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hosp.
New Brunswick, New Jersey

TCAA Education Committee

2010 Fellowship


Susan Cox

2010 Fellowship

Karen Macauley, DHA, MEd, BSN

Pediatric Trauma Program Director

All Children’s Hospital

St Petersburg, Florida

2009 Fellowship

Jennifer Gratton, BSN,RN

Trauma Program Manager

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Burlington, Vermont

TCAA Development Committee

2009 Fellowship

 

Alethea Martinez

2008 Fellowship

Scott Harrison, BSN, RN

Clinical Research Coordinator

Stormont Vail Health

Topeka, KS

2008 Fellowship


Tammy Jones

2008 Fellowship



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