Administrative Fellowship Program at Beaumont

Through an Administrative Fellowship at Beaumont Health, you will have the opportunity to develop skills that prepare you for a future in health care. You will be paired with a preceptor who is a senior leader and will serve as a supervisor and mentor. In addition, you will have many opportunities to gain exposure to the operations and strategic planning that make up the complex and unique environment of Beaumont.

The components of the fellowship include:

  • clinical rotations
  • departmental rotations
  • special projects
  • other opportunities for learning and development

This is an exciting time to be a part of the Beaumont Health family as we continue to grow and strengthen. Thank you for your interest and we hope you consider an Administrative Fellowship at Beaumont Health.

Thank you,

John Fox
President and CEO, Beaumont Health


The Beaumont Health Administrative Fellowship program is open to individuals with a graduate degree in health care administration, business administration, public health, nursing or a related field. Candidates are evaluated on written and verbal communication skills, data analysis, interpretation and presentation, initiative (a "self-starter"), professionalism, independence, leadership potential and previous professional work experience.


The Fellow is paid an annual salary that is competitive with other administrative fellowship programs around the country. Additionally, the fellow receives the full benefits package that is available to all employees of Beaumont Health.

Selection Process and Timeline

Beaumont will adhere to the National Council on Administrative Fellowships’ guidelines and timeline:

  • application deadline - Monday, October 3, 2016
  • phone interviews (completed) - mid-October, 2016
  • on-site interviews - November 10 - 11, 2016
  • initial offer date - Monday, November 14, 2016
  • fellowship begins - June 2017

Fellowship Application

In order to be considered, we require the following application materials to be attached to your entry in one PDF:

  • cover page that includes: name, school, email, phone and address
  • resume
  • statement of career objectives
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 professional, 1 academic, 1 of applicant's choice)
  • official graduate and unofficial undergraduate transcripts

Email your completed application (in one PDF) to

Beaumont's Administrative Fellowship program will accept applications outside of NCAF. Additionally, the institution will not sponsor international visas, but will accept international applications.

Program Structure

This two-year developmental program combines both rotations and projects allowing Fellows access to unique opportunities and to explore all aspects of hospital administration in both the narrow and broad scopes. Our program offers a three tiered educational approach that:

  • fosters a broad understanding of operations management and leadership in a complex healthcare environment
  • allows the Fellow to lead specific projects to improve the organization
  • integrates the Fellow as a member of the executive team

 Leadership Support

The current preceptors are:

  • John Fox, President and CEO, Beaumont Health
  • Susan Grant, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Beaumont Health
  • Laura Glenn, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Beaumont Physician Partners and Beaumont Medical Group
  • Rosanna Morris, President, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Kelly Smith, President, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
  • Nancy Susick, President, Beaumont Hospital, Troy

The Fellows serve as integral parts of the senior leadership team and support the work of committees and councils. Each Fellow holds an essential part of the different leadership committees such as the Royal Oak Hospital Executive Committee, the Troy Clinical Leadership Council, the BMG Chief Medical Officer Executive Cabinet, and the Executive Leadership Team. This work advances the success of the organization and exposes the Fellow to current challenges faced by leadership and the processes by which these challenges are addressed.

The Fellows will have numerous Meet and Greets with leadership and past Fellows and the opportunity to participate in fellowship lunch and learns.


The first year of the fellowship is project-based at the Fellow’s home site where the Fellow will be given the opportunity to actively participate in senior-level meetings, present to leadership, and manage initiatives. Project work will involve data extraction, analysis and presentation, business planning, generation of financial pro formas, operations flow analysis and interaction with staff at all levels of the organization. The Fellow is expected to address complex issues and propose recommendations for consideration and implementation. Sample projects completed by past Fellows include:

  • completed and filed a Certificate of Need application
  • evaluated effectiveness of pre-employment survey tool in reducing turnover
  • managed capital budgeting process
  • participated in multidisciplinary "kaizen" process improvement teams to enhance patient flow
  • analyzed nursing unit occupancy and capacity for heart failure patients; worked with Director of Nursing to develop plan for a designated heart failure nursing unit
  • completed orthopedic strategic business plan incorporating a market assessment and growth initiatives
  • facilitated a campus development plan
  • developed and implemented a Surgical Optimization Clinic to improve post-surgical outcomes
  • created an electronic scheduling process for inpatient rehabilitation
  • assisted in coordinating a health collaborative for an underserved area in Metro Detroit
  • collaborated with the Green Team to create a policy and algorithm for expired and non-expired product donation
  • coordinated the business development of a Specialty Pharmacy program

Clinical Rotations

The first year of the fellowship will also include a clinical experience component as Fellows complete short-term clinical rotations in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • emergency medicine
  • surgery
  • lab and pathology
  • pharmacy
  • skilled nursing facility
  • home health

Departmental Rotations

The second year of the fellowship is rotational-based with 6 months of required rotations and 6 months of electives. The Fellows will have a chance to travel to other hospital sites and corporate headquarters to experience hospital operations within Beaumont Health. These department rotations will vary from 2 to 6 weeks, allowing for flexibility to accommodate the Fellows’ interests in order to ensure continuous learning, and will be determined based on a mutual understanding with their preceptor. These rotations include, but are not limited to:

  • finance and revenue cycle
  • quality, safety and service
  • human resources
  • strategic planning
  • information technology
  • marketing and communications

* The second year is also meant to be a transition between the end of the fellowship and the hopeful employment of the Fellow.


Current Fellows

mitchell-coteMitch Cote
First Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
University of Iowa, MHA

dana-snyderDana Snyder
First Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Nursing, Service, Patient and Family-Centered Care
Baker College, MBA

jesse-eikenberryJesse Eikenberry
First Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Executive Leadership Team
University of Minnesota, MHA

tia-faraonTia Faraon
First Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Beaumont Medical Group
University of Illinois at Chicago, MHA

blaine-rogalskiBlaine Rogalski, MBA
First Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
Case Western Reserve University

bryan-wickershamBryan Wickersham
First Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Walsh College, MBA

yaqoota-azizYaqoota Aziz
Second Year Fellow, 2015 - 2017
Beaumont Medical Group
University of Michigan, MHSA

chelsea-langeChelsea Lange
Second Year Fellow, 2015 - 2017
Executive Leadership Team
Johns Hopkins University, MHA

Past Fellows

jessica-burgettJessica Burgett
Customer Service and Administrative Coordinator, Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills
Beaumont Hospital, Troy (2015 - 2016)
University of Maryland, MHA

lauren-wysockiLauren Wysocki
Operations Support Specialist, Beaumont Health
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (2015 - 2016)
Rush University, MS-HSM

peter-vogelsbergPeter Vogelsberg, RN
Administrative Manager Cardiac Progressive Care Unit, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
(2014 - 2015)

erika-arndtErika Arndt
Manager of Preventive Cardiology and Clinic Services, Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Beaumont Hospital, Troy (2014 - 2015)

elizabeth-urdahlElizabeth Urdahl
Client Services Manager, MediRevv
(2013 - 2014)

allison-gatesAllison Gates
Program Manager, University of Michigan Health System
Beaumont Health Corporate (2013 - 2014)

abrar-founasAbrar Founas
Administrator, Cleveland Clinic
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (2012 - 2013)

steven-schimpkeSteven Schimpke
Director, Physician Contracting and Compensation, Beaumont Medical Group
Beaumont Hospital, Troy (2012 - 2013)

megan-huttonMegan Hutton
Business Manager, Beaumont Children's
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (2011 - 2012)

molly-kalishMolly Kalish
Project Analyst, Studer Group
Beaumont Hospital, Troy (2010 - 2011)

lacey-sapkiewiczLacey Sapkiewicz
Director of Heart and Vascular, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (2009 - 2010)