Administrative Fellowship Program at Beaumont

The purpose of the administrative fellowship program is to develop future successful healthcare administrators. Through an Administrative Fellowship at Beaumont Health, you will have the opportunity to develop skills that prepare you to become a leader in healthcare. 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
  • departmental rotations
  • 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 Health. 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


Application

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

Selection Process and Timeline

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

  • application deadline - Monday, October 2, 2017
  • phone interviews - mid-October 2017
  • on-site interviews - early/mid-November 2017
  • initial offer date - Monday, November 13, 2017
  • fellowship begins - June 2018

Fellowship Application

In addition to accepting applications directly through NAFCAS, we will also accept completed applications (in one PDF) by email to adminfellow@beaumont.org. Applications received after October 2, 2017 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:

  • 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

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

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 2018 - 2019 first year preceptors will be:

  • Laura Glenn, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Beaumont Physician Partners and Beaumont Medical Group
  • Rosanna Morris, President, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • David Claeys, Interim President, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
  • Nancy Susick, President, Beaumont Hospital, Troy
  • Connie O'Malley, President, Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills
  • Chris Stesney, President, Beaumont Hospital, Trenton

The 2018 - 2019 second year preceptors will be:

  • John Fox, President and CEO, Beaumont Health
  • 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
  • Paul LaCasse, Executive Vice President, Post-Acute Care Division & Diversified Business Operations, Beaumont Health
  • Lee Ann Odom, President, Beaumont Hospital, Taylor, Executive Leader Orthopedics Clinical Care Program and Mental Health, Beaumont Health

Administrative Fellowship Coordinator: Chelsea Lange, 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
  • skilled nursing facility
  • home health

Second Year

The second year of the fellowship is both project-based, where the Fellow works with a different preceptor and administrative team than the first year, and rotational-based where fellows will have the chance to travel to other hospital, ambulatory, or post-acute sites and corporate headquarters to work with identified leaders across Beaumont Health. Departmental rotations will vary in length, allowing for flexibility to accommodate the Fellows’ interests 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. 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
  • Business Manager, Surgical Services, Beaumont Health

Compensation

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


Fellows

Current Felllows

Cook_Dan-2017_webDan Cook
First Year Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
Grand Valley State University, MHA



Havey_Corinne_webCorinne Havey
First Year Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Executive Leadership Team
Saint Louis University, MHA



Kruthoff_Bryson_webBryson Kruthoff
First Year Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Beaumont Medical Group
University of Iowa, MHA and MS, Health Policy



Nguyen_Bianca-2017_webBianca Nguyen
First Year Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Nursing, Service, and Patient and Family-Centered Care
University of Minnesota, MHA



Orsey_Matthew_webMatthew Orsey
First Year Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Saint Louis University, MHA



Patel_Vijay-2017_webVijay Patel
First Year Fellow, 2017 - 2019
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
The George Washington University, MHA



mitchell-cote

Mitch Cote
Second Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
System Finance
University of Iowa, MHA



jesse-eikenberryJesse Eikenberry
Second Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Beaumont Hospital, Taylor
University of Minnesota, MHA



tia-faraonTia Faraon
Second Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills
University of Illinois at Chicago, MHA



blaine-rogalskiBlaine Rogalski
Second Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Post-Acute and Diversified Business
Case Western Reserve University, MBA



bryan-wickershamBryan Wickersham
Second Year Fellow, 2016 - 2018
System Operations
Walsh College, MBA



Past Fellows

dana-snyderDana Snyder
Program Manager, Patient-and Family-Centered Care
Baker College, MBA



yaqoota-azizYaqoota Aziz
Strategy Associate, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
University of Michigan, MHSA



chelsea-langeChelsea Lange
Director, Operations, Beaumont Health
Johns Hopkins University, MHA



jessica-burgettJessica Burgett
Patient Experience and Special Projects, Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills
University of Maryland, MHA



lauren-wysockiLauren Wysocki
Business Manager, Internal Medicine, Quality and Safety, and Infection Control, Beaumont Health
Rush University, MS-HSM



peter-vogelsbergPeter Vogelsberg, RN
Administrative Manager, Cardiac Progressive Care Unit, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
University of Michigan, MHSA



erika-arndtErika Arndt
Manager of Preventive Cardiology and Clinic Services, Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Oakland University, MPA


elizabeth-urdahlElizabeth Urdahl
Client Services Manager, MediRevv
University of Iowa, MHA



allison-gatesAllison Gates
Program Manager, University of Michigan Health System
University of Michigan, MHSA


abrar-founasAbrar Founas
System Director, Physician Services, Beaumont Physician Partners
University of Michigan, MHSA



steven-schimpkeSteven Schimpke
Business Development Manager, Cunningham-Limp Development Company
University of Michigan, MHSA



megan-huttonMegan Hutton
Business Manager, Beaumont Children's
University of Iowa, MHA



molly-kalishMolly Eymann
Analyst, Studer Group
University of Michigan, MHSA



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