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Administrative Fellowship Program

The CommonSpirit Health® Administrative Fellowship is a national 18 month system-wide fellowship offered in our various operational divisions across the organization. Fellows complete four rotations over the course of a year and a half to gain exposure and develop valuable skillsets in the hospital, ambulatory, and leadership functions within their divisions.


Vision and Mission

Vision

CommonSpirit Health Administrative Fellowship will empower the next generation of astute and agile healthcare leaders who reflect our nation’s diverse communities to improve the health of people we serve through creative healthcare system solutions.

Mission

The Administrative Fellowship at CommonSpirit Health is a leadership and professional development program for early careerist looking to develop a strong understanding of a rapidly evolving national healthcare system. The fellowship offers experiential learning by engaging future leaders through strategic and operational exposure, senior leadership meetings, and project management to help solve the diverse challenges facing our integrated system.

Locations

CommonSpirit currently has locations in 21 states. Administrative Fellowship location opportunities will vary year by year.

The 2021-2022 CommonSpirit Health Administrative Fellowship will be hosting seven fellows, one in each of the following divisions:


Fellowship Locations Map

Qualifications

At the time of their application, candidates must either be currently enrolled in their last year of an accredited graduate program, will have completed upon conclusion of fellowship, or have recently completed* one of the below degrees:

  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Or equivalent degree from an accredited graduate program

Successful candidates will demonstrate interest in management opportunities within an integrated healthcare delivery system, a passion for the mission of CommonSpirit Health, and a commitment to being a provider of humankindess.

*recently completed: candidate has completed an applicable Master’s degree within 1-2 years from the time of application.

Mission Track

Along with our operationally focused fellows, CommonSpirit Health will be offering a mission integration specific track for our future mission leaders. The 2021-2022 cohort will include one opportunity for a mission fellow based in the Greater Sacramento Division.

Mission Track Structure:

The mission track fellow will work directly with mission integration leadership to develop mission leadership competencies in Mission Integration, Spiritual Care, Community Health, Ethics and Ministry Formation. The fellow will develop and lead initiatives in order to ensure our organization’s mission, vision, values and heritage are integrated into all aspects of CommonSpirit Health. The fellow will be responsible for designing and implementing educational programming for clinical and non-clinical staff, volunteers, and community members.

The mission track will follow the 18 month timeline outlined above, with a mission-specific rotation structure. Potential rotations may include: hospital, emerging markets, ethics, mission integration, community health, among others.

Qualifications:

This fellowship is available for recent grads and early careerists (1-2 years post graduate degree) interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and mission leadership

Eligible applicants must have completed, or will have completed upon conclusion of Fellowship, a Master’s degree, doctorate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution of higher learning in either:

  • Theology

  • Religious studies

  • Mission studies

  • Or related field

An advanced degree in another discipline with certification in one of these fields may be considered.

Other experience preferred:

  • Minimum of two years of supervisory/ management experience, preferred

  • Professional preparatory training (Master’s level or equivalency) in theology, spirituality, ethics and community health, APCE or NACC Clinical Pastoral Education, preferred

Successful candidates will demonstrate interest in management opportunities within an integrated healthcare delivery system, a passion for the mission of CommonSpirit Health, and a commitment to being a provider of humankindess.

Application and Selection Process

The application process will follow the same structure and timeline as outlined in the below section, with the same requirements and deadlines. A separate application for the mission track will be available.

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Application Process

Interested applicants may select up to 3 divisions of interest and submit the following information by September 18, 2020.

Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one professional, one other)

  • Graduate Academic Transcripts

  • One-Page Statement of Purpose addressing:

  • - Why you are interested in a Fellowship at CommonSpirit Health,

  • - Why are you interested in the division or divisions indicated;

  • - Your professional areas of interest; and

  • - How the Fellowship will have an impact on accomplishing your career goals


All materials must be uploaded to online application in the CommonSpirit Health Careers portal


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Three online informational sessions will be hosted over the summer

Selection Process

Application Timelines:

  • Final Date for Application Submission: September 18, 2020

  • Phone Interviews: September 28-October 1, 2020

  • Final Interviews: October 12-16, 2020

  • Anticipated Start Date: June 2021

Meet Our Current Fellows

Taylor Moran

Taylor Moran

Taylor Moran holds a Master of Health Administration from Saint Louis University.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Taylor has hands-on operational, managerial, and financial experience through projects with local hospitals and health systems. As part of the College for Public Health and Social Justice, the program placed an emphasis on how to improve the quality, delivery, and accessibility of healthcare in a way that serves even the most vulnerable populations. Her internship was with Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she was involved with various projects focused around quality and process improvement, social innovation, patient experience, and physician recruitment.

Taylor is dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the vast number of challenges in healthcare, while always keeping the patient at the center of all that we do.


Current Rotation: CHI Health System Office in Omaha, Nebraska.

Email: Taylor.Moran@alegent.org



Abby Meier

Abby Meier

Abby Meier holds a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Utah. She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a focus in health administration and health policy from Oregon State University, as well as a minor in business and entrepreneurship. During graduate school, Abby completed project work aimed at expanding access to psychiatric services across the state of Utah. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked at Oregon Health & Science University running the Patient Experience Recognition program.

Through these experiences, Abby has developed a passion for ensuring that every patient has access to high-quality, patient-centered care.



Current Rotation: CHI St. Luke’s Health in Houston, Texas.

Email: ameier@stlukeshealth.org

Frequently Asked Questions

How are CommonSpirit Health, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health related?

CommonSpirit Health is a national non-profit combined from two legacy organizations. In 2019, two of the largest health systems in the United States, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health joined forces to create CommonSpirit Health. Today, CommonSpirit Health is the largest non-profit religious health system in the country and has a presence of 142 hospitals in 21 states.

The roots of Catholic Health Initiatives go back hundreds of years. Over time, CHI has earned a national reputation for providing a wide range of clinical expertise, and for advocating an ambitious agenda of social justice.

Dignity Health has grown from one hospital in 1854 to forty-one hospitals today plus many more neighborhood clinics and care centers. Dignity Health has always remained focused on the compassionate care it brings to its communities.

What makes the CommonSpirt Health fellowship unique?

The CommonSpirit Health Administrative Fellowship is a national 18 month system-wide fellowship offered in our various operational divisions across the organization. Fellows complete four rotations over the course of a year and a half to gain exposure and develop valuable skillsets in the hospital, ambulatory, and leadership functions within their divisions. Each rotation will last 4-6 months.

Goals:

  • Attract, grow and retain the most qualified future leaders for post-fellowship transition within CommonSpirit Health

  • Build a solid foundation for future leaders through hands-on learning experiences, exposure to clinical and non-clinical aspects and mentoring from experienced health care leaders

  • Promote leadership diversity in perspectives, experiences, and thought to reflect the communities we serve

Why did CommonSpirit Health choose to develop an 18 month fellowship?

With an 18 month program each fellow will have ample time to explore a large, complex health system and become immersed in a variety of areas ranging from: hospital, ambulatory, and leadership functions including national discussions. This program also allows fellows to take on large, complex projects that might not be feasible with a shorter fellowship. Finally, an 18 month fellowship allows sufficient time for the fellow to explore areas of interest and passion post-fellowship.

What graduate degrees meet the fellowship application requirements?

Eligible applicants must have completed, or will have completed upon conclusion of fellowship, a Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), or equivalent degree from an accredited graduate program. Applicant must have successfully completed all on-campus, didactic requirements of their academic program and will graduate upon completion of Fellowship.

Can recent graduates apply?

Yes, we will consider applicants who would start the fellowship within two years year of completing their graduate program.

Can non-recent graduates apply?

We will consider applications within two years of completing a graduate degree program.

Can CommonSpirit Health sponsor international visas?

CommonSpirit Health cannot sponsor international visas.

Can I speak with a current fellow?

Please feel free to email any of the current fellows who would be able to schedule a time to speak over the phone. Additionally, they can connect you to former fellows if you would like to hear about their experience as well.

Does CommonSpririt Health do on-site interviews?

Traditionally, we welcome candidates to the final round of interviews and come in for an in-person interview. Candidates would be housed for an evening, interviews would be conducted throughout the next day, and return home that evening. Expenses will be compensated by CommonSpirit Health. The 2021-2022 recruitment cycle may host final round interviews virtually. Further information will be provided throughout the interview process.

What benefits are included?

The fellow is paid a competitive professional level salary as an employee in a full time, benefits-eligible position. Fellows receive full medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, retirement plans, paid holidays, earned time off for vacation, travel, and tuition assistance for professional development. A stipend will also be provided to support the relocation.

Still have questions?

Email us at administrativefellowship@commonspirit.org.