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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.
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.
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.
CommonSpirit currently has locations in 21 states. Administrative Fellowship location opportunities will vary year by year.
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.
Interested applicants may select up to 3 divisions of interest and submit the filling information by September 4, 2020.
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
To express interest in applying, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Application Interest” in subject line
Two online informational sessions will be hosted over the summer
Tuesday July 14th, 2020 at 8:30am PST
Thursday August 6th, 2020 at 1:00 pm PST
For more information on the sessions, please email us at email@example.com, with “Informational Session” in the subject line
Final Date for Application Submission: September 4, 2020
Phone Interviews: September 21-25, 2020
Onsite Interviews: October 12-16, 2020
Selection Decision: October 19, 2020
Anticipated Start Date: June 2020
Meet Our Current Fellows
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.
Madison Hernandez will graduate in December 2020 with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a minor in Business Administration from Texas A&M University. While completing her undergraduate degree, Madison gained experience through internships in quality management, compliance, and data reporting at a local federally qualified health center. During the on-campus portion of her graduate work, she completed projects that focused on direct-to-employer relationships and strategies to link rural communities to specialty care services.
Madison is passionate about keeping patients and their families involved in their own healthcare journey, aspiring to make the complex healthcare setting as convenient and seamless as possible for them to maneuver.
Current Rotation: CHI St. Luke’s Health – System Office in Houston, Texas.
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.
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.
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
Structure: 18 month national fellowship embedded in local divisions. Each rotation will last 4-6 months.
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?
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. 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?
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