The 20th class of the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)—GNYHA’s pipeline development program for promoting racial and ethnic diversity in hospital and health system leadership—graduated on August 17. The SEP interns, who are graduate and undergraduate students studying health care administration, worked in member hospitals and health systems on substantive hospital operations projects. These included quality and patient safety-related efforts on hand hygiene, personal protective equipment compliance, and sepsis early screening and detection; emergency patient evacuation planning; and emergency department patient flow. The interns made project presentations to peers, hospital staff, and GNYHA staff at the closing session.

SEP participation gives member hospitals and health systems the opportunity to obtain a summertime helping hand on a priority operations project, participate in a pipeline program that was specifically designed to support racial and ethnic diversity in health care leadership, and identify potential talent. SEP interns receive firsthand experience in hospital operations and can begin to form professional connections that will help advance their health care administration careers.

GNYHA is pleased to offer SEP as a member resource to support hospital diversity initiatives. GNYHA will begin recruiting hospital participants later this year for the 2019 class by sending a participation invitation to chief executive officers, human resources directors, and diversity officers. To ensure all our members have the opportunity to benefit from SEP, GNYHA will work closely with any hospital or health system outside of New York City that wishes to participate.

Participating Hospitals/Health Systems

Mt. Sinai Health System

Montefiore Medical Center

SBH Health System

One Brooklyn Health System

NYU Langone Health

NYC Health + Hospitals – Coney Island Hospital

Gracie Square Hospital

Northwell Health – Lenox Hill Hospital