I just wanted to pass along our official posting for the 2017 Administrative Fellowship with the Delaware Valley ACO (DVACO), which may be of interest to some of your students.
DVACO is a limited liability joint venture corporation comprised primarily of two major health systems: Jefferson Health and Main Line Health, serving the Greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) was accepted into the Medicare Shared Savings Program for the 2014 start year, and now contains almost 700 primary care physicians serving over 113,000 Medicare Beneficiaries. DVACO also has contracts with three commercial payers, allowing the ACO to serve an additional 90,000 beneficiaries, and making DVACO the region’s largest Accountable Care Organization. At the core of operations, DVACO is committed to working towards the achievement of the triple aim: improve patient’s health, improve patient experiences, and smarter spending.
I have had a very positive experience so far. I have had opportunities to work on a variety of projects with several healthcare executives, and learn about new trends in healthcare. I think this is a very unique fellowship that will provide an excellent experience in healthcare and the field of population health.
If anyone would like more information about DVACO, please see our company’s website here. I have also attached copies of our official position description as both a Word document and a PDF. If anyone has any questions about the organization or fellowship, they are certainly welcome to reach out to me via phone or e-mail. Thank you again for your time and enjoy the rest of your summer!
Alex Geralnick, MPH
Delaware Valley ACO
259 N. Radnor-Chester Road, Suite 290
Radnor, PA 19087
o: (610) 225-6232
f: (610) 225-6225
c: (703) 220-1679