Administrative Fellowship Program at Beaumont

The purpose of the Administrative Fellowship program is to develop future successful health care administrators. Through an Administrative Fellowship at Beaumont Health, you will have the opportunity to develop skills that prepare you to become a leader in health care. During this two-year post-graduate program, 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:

  • meaningful project work
  • clinical shadowing
  • one on one mentoring
  • other opportunities for learning and development

In 2014, Beaumont Health was created by the affiliation of three health systems – Botsford Healthcare, Oakwood Health System and Beaumont Health System. This is an exciting time to be a part of the Beaumont Health family as we continue to grow and move toward one Beaumont. Thank you for your interest and we hope you consider an Administrative Fellowship at Beaumont.

Thank you,

John Fox
President and CEO, Beaumont Health


About the area


Application

The Beaumont 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, professionalism, independence, leadership potential and previous professional work experience.

Selection Process and Timeline

Applications must be submitted in advance of the deadline. Exceptions will not be made.

  • Application deadline - Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Video interviews - early October
  • On-site interviews - late October
  • Offer date - late October
  • Fellowship begins - June 2020

Fellowship Application

Completed applications may be submitted (in one PDF) by email to adminfellow@beaumont.org. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The institution will not sponsor international visas, but will accept international applications.

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

  • cover page that includes: name, school, email, phone and address
  • undergraduate & graduate transcript
  • resume
  • personal statement that includes: why you’re interested in Beaumont, what you’d like to get out of the fellowship, and long-term career goals
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 professional, 1 academic, 1 of applicant's choice)
    Please address letters of recommendation to: Beaumont Health Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee.

Program Structure

This two-year developmental program combines hospital and system experince and meaningful project work that allows Fellows access to unique opportunities and to explore all aspects of health system 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

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. Fellows also sit in on key meetings on a rotational basis, including:

  • Hospital Presidents, Chief Medical Officers, and Chief Nursing Officers
  • Monthly Operations Review (MOR)
  • Board of Directors
  • Monthly Fellow Update meetings

 Leadership Support

Each fellow is paired with a preceptor who is a senior leader and who will serve as a supervisor and mentor. Preceptors are selected based on preceptor interest and capacity, as well as system needs for project work and support. While fellows are highly encouraged to explore other areas of Beaumont beyond their assigned site, the preceptor and administrative team serve as a home base for fellows to develop meaningful relationships with site leaders. Preceptors are committed to ensuring the program provides value to the fellows, and dedicate their time mentoring fellows through one-on-one meetings to review projects and personal development, engaging fellows in project work and seeking input from the fellow on interests and career projection, and helping the fellow network with leaders throughout the health system.

The 2019 - 2020 first year preceptors are:

  • David Claeys, President, Beaumont Hospitals, Dearborn and Farmington Hills
  • Nancy Susick, President, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Lee Ann Odom, President, Beaumont Hospitals, Trenton, Taylor, and Wayne
  • Jim Lynch, President, Beaumont Hospitals, Grosse Pointe and Troy

The 2019 - 2020 second year preceptors are:

  • John Fox, President and CEO, Beaumont Health
  • Dawn Geisert, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Susan Grant, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Beaumont Health
  • John Kerndl, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Beaumont Health
  • Carolyn Wilson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Beaumont Health

Administrative Fellowship Coordinator: Dana Snyder, Director, Operations

First Year

Projects

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 Shadowing

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
  • nursing
  • home health

Second Year

The second year of the fellowship is also project-based, where the Fellow works with an executive level preceptor other leaders across Beaumont Health. The fellow will be based at the corporate office with a focus on system level initiatives including:

  • 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. Positions past fellows have gone into directly after their fellowship include:

  • Director, Operations, Beaumont Health
  • Customer Service and Administrative Coordinator, Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills
  • Administrative Manager, Cardiac Progressive Care Unit, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Operations Support Specialist, Beaumont Physician Partners
  • Management engineer, Beaumont Hospital, Troy
  • Business Manager, Surgical Services, Beaumont Health
  • HR Consultant, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn

Compensation

The Fellow is paid an annual salary and moving stipend 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, which includes medical insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plan options, PTO, and more. The Fellow also receives a stipend to use for conferences and other professional development opportunities over the two years.

 


Fellows

Current Fellows

Fjerstad_Brandon

Brandon Fjerstad
First Year Fellow, 2019 - 2021
Beaumont Hospitals, Troy and Grosse Pointe
Saginaw Valley State University, MHA, MS


Gray_Justin Justin Gray
First Year Fellow, 2019 - 2021
Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills
Indiana Wesleyan University, MBA, MSN



Hill_Nathan Nate Hill
First Year Fellow, 2019 - 2021
Beaumont Hospitals, Trenton, Taylor, and Wayne
University of Utah, MHA



Madison_Tony Tony Madison
First Year Fellow, 2019 - 2021
Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
Rush University, MS-HSM



Zayance_Ryan Ryan Zayance
First Year Fellow, 2019 - 2021
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
University of Michigan, MHSA



Buhay_Nicholas

Nicholas Buhay
Second Year Fellow, 2018 - 2020
John Kerndl, EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Wayne State University, MBA


Dedman_Dallas Dallas Dedman
Second Year Fellow, 2018 - 2020
John Fox, President & Chief Executive Officer
Rush University, MS-HSM



Henry_Michael Michael Henry
Second Year Fellow, 2018 - 2020
Carolyn Wilson, EVP & Chief Operating Officer
University of Michigan, MHSA



Malik_Fareeha Fareeha Malik
Second Year Fellow, 2018 - 2020
Dawn Geisert, SVP & Chief Compliance Officer
Central Michigan University, MSA-HS



Williams_Ciara Ciara Williams
Second Year Fellow, 2018 - 2020
Susan Grant, EVP & Chief Nursing Officer
Georgetown University, MHSA



Past Fellows

Cook_Dan-2017_web Dan Cook
Administrative Fellow, 2017 - 2019
HR Consultant, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
Grand Valley State University, MHA



Havey_Corinne_web Corinne Foote
Administrative Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Operations Program Manager, Beaumont Health
Saint Louis University, MHA



Kruthoff_Bryson_web Bryson Kruthoff
Administrative Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Consultant, ECG Management Consultants
University of Iowa, MHA and MS, Health Policy



Nguyen_Bianca-2017_web Bianca Nguyen
Administrative Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Project Coordination Manager, Beaumont Health
University of Minnesota, MHA



Orsey_Matthew_web Matthew Orsey
Administrative Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Quality Improvement Specialist, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak 
Saint Louis University, MHA



Patel_Vijay-2017_web Vijay Patel
Administrative Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Project Manager, Kaiser Permanente
The George Washington University, MHA



mitchell-cote

Mitch Cote
Administrative Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Engagement Associate, OptumInsight
University of Iowa, MHA



jesse-eikenberry Jesse Eikenberry
Administrative Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Business Manager, Orthopedics, Beaumont Health
University of Minnesota, MHA



tia-faraon Tia Faraon
Administrative Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Business Manager, Management System, Beaumont Medical Group
University of Illinois at Chicago, MHA



blaine-rogalski Blaine Rogalski
Administrative Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Business Manager, Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
Case Western Reserve University, MBA



bryan-wickersham Bryan Wickersham
Administrative Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Director of Ambulatory Expansion, Beaumont Health
Walsh College, MBA



dana-snyder Dana Snyder
Administrative Fellow, 2016 - 2017
Director of Nursing Business Operations, Beaumont Health 
Baker College, MBA



yaqoota-azizYaqoota Aziz
Administrative Fellow, 2015 - 2017
Senior Strategy Consultant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield
University of Michigan, MHSA



chelsea-lange Chelsea Szafranski
Administrative Fellow, 2015 - 2017
Director of Access Center, Beaumont Health
Johns Hopkins University, MHA



jessica-burgett Jessica Burgett
Administrative Fellow, 2015 - 2016
Manager, Patient Experience and Special Projects, Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills
University of Maryland, MHA



lauren-wysocki Lauren Schmidt
Administrative Fellow, 2015 - 2016
Associate, Alvarez & Marsal
Rush University, MS-HSM



peter-vogelsbergPeter Vogelsberg, RN
Administrative Fellow, 2014 - 2015
Director, Nursing, Memorial Hermann Health System
University of Michigan, MHSA




erika-arndtErika Arndt
Administrative Fellow, 2014 - 2015
Section Administrator, Vascular Surgery, Michigan Medicine
Oakland University, MPA



elizabeth-urdahlElizabeth Urdahl
Administrative Fellow, 2013 - 2014
Director, Client Services, MediRevv
University of Iowa, MHA



allison-gatesAllison Gates
Administrative Fellow, 2013 - 2014
Program Manager, Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan, MHSA



abrar-founasAbrar Founas
Administrative Fellow, 2012 - 2013
Vice President, Physician Services, Beaumont Physician Partners
University of Michigan, MHSA



steven-schimpkeSteven Schimpke
Administrative Fellow, 2012 - 2013
Business Development Manager, Cunningham-Limp Development Company
University of Michigan, MHSA



megan-hutton Megan Hutton
Administrative Fellow, 2011 - 2012
Director, Children’s Hospital of Illinois Medical Group
University of Iowa, MHA



molly-kalishMolly Eymann
Administrative Fellow, 2010 - 2011
Healthcare Sales Operations Manager, Huron
University of Michigan, MHSA



lacey-sapkiewiczLacey Sapkiewicz
Administrative Fellow, 2009 - 2010
Executive Director, Cardiac and Service Line Development, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, a member of Trinity Health
University of Michigan, MHSA