- ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The one-year Loyola Medicine Administrative Fellowship program develops the skills of future administrators as they prepare for leadership careers in the academic healthcare environment.
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Administrative Fellowship Program
The Administrative Fellowship Program
The Loyola Medicine Administrative Fellowship is a one-year, full-time program that provides future healthcare leaders with unique management and leadership training across the system. The program promotes learning and application of practical skills in operations, finance and front-line management to prepare fellows for rewarding leadership careers in healthcare. Fellows also get exposure to in-depth, high-level strategic planning and other system functions, including human resources, marketing, information technology and revenue cycle.
The Loyola Medicine Administrative Fellowship creates opportunities for fellows to contribute to organization-wide initiatives within a nationally ranked academic health system in the greater Chicago area.
Fellowship Program Advantages
- Direct reporting to Loyola Medicine's Chief Executive Officer and Loyola University Medical Center's President
- Opportunities to build and enhance leadership skills in people and project management
- Opportunities to participate in system-level executive meetings at Trinity Health System Office in Michigan
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Fellows are offered free membership to the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
- Fellows may obtain a variety of certifications, including: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP), Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR), and Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor (CICA).
- The fellowship program allows fellows to attend a variety of national conferences, including the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress.
There are upcoming webinars for interested candidates to learn more about the program from current and former fellows of the adminstrative fellowship program. Register here and learn more about the webinars.
Meet the Fellows
The Loyola Medicine Administrative Fellowship will be represented at the ACHE/CHEF Fellowship Fair in Chicago on September 26, 2019. Visit the current fellows at the fair and learn more about this exciting opportunity!
Loyola University Medical Center will be hosting prospective applicants the day after the ACHE/CHEF Fellowship Fair for a campus tour and executive leadership presentations. For more information on the tour and presentations, contact the current fellows at firstname.lastname@example.org or register in advance.
Learn the System
Loyola Medicine encompasses Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (community hospital) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital (teaching hospital) in Berwyn and care centers at more than 35 locations across Illinois. Fellows learn the system through departmental immersions, high-level project ownership and participation in executive meetings. Fellows also receive mentorship from and report directly to Shawn P. Vincent, President and Chief Executive Officer of Loyola Medicine, and Tad A. Gomez, President of Loyola University Medical Center. Loyola Medicine helps make up the Trinity Health Illinois region, which also includes Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
Loyola Medicine has been a part of Trinity Health since 2011. Trinity Health is a national Catholic healthcare system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve.
Administrative fellows at Loyola Medicine receive the unique opportunity to participate in system-wide leadership and growth opportunities. Fellows will collaborate with other Trinity fellows, attend high-level corporate events and gain valuable insight through mentorship from a secondary preceptor in the Trinity System Office. Additional opportunities past fellows have experienced include the CFO Finance Council, Ministry Leadership Council, Clinical Summit, Advisory Board Company, as well as funding for optional conferences.
David Cook, MHSA '19, University of Michigan
David is one of the 2019-20 Administrative Fellows at Loyola Medicine. He received his Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from the University of Michigan – School of Public Health in 2019 and his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Michigan State University – Lyman Briggs College in 2016.
During graduate school, David completed an administrative internship in the radiology department at the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM). He was responsible for transitioning manual tracking for imaging service contracts to a centralized automated database, resulting in streamlined costing information and contract process improvement.
David also coordinated the implementation of an automated alerting system for MRI visits and designed a business plan for in-house engineering training and service contract adjustments at UCM. He received his Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt in December 2018 from the University of Michigan.
Garrett A. Danelz, MHA '19, University of Iowa
Garrett is one of the 2019-20 Administrative Fellows at Loyola Medicine. He received his Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Iowa College of Public Health in 2019 and his BBA in Business Management & Organizations from the University of Iowa in 2017.
During graduate school, Garrett completed an administrative internship at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL. Garrett was responsible for creating a business plan aimed at building a new infusion center within the system's Skokie Hospital. As part of the business plan, he redesigned nurse staffing models to optimize workflows, enhance efficiency and increase patient volume in the NorthShore Skokie Hospital infusion center by 10 percent without expanding office hours.
Garrett also managed a 15-person multidisciplinary team, developing a system-wide continuum of care redesign to reduce variation and increase care coordination for total joint replacement, complex surgical and complex medical cases.
Lauren Waggoner, MHA
University of Iowa
Strategy & Business Development Consultant
Jenna Zmuda, MHA
Saint Louis University
Business Development Manager
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Colleen Chenevey, MHA
The Ohio State University
Manager, Physician Recruitment
Danielle Young, MHA
Saint Louis University
Business Administrator, Digestive Health & Neurosciences
Nicole Powell, MS HSM
Manager, Anatomic Pathology
Jessica Rouse, MHA
Saint Louis University
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Heather Mintz, MPH
Director, Medical Group Operations
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Megan (Passman) Krasnick, MHSA
University of Michigan
Client Team Lead
Julie (Johnson) Dean, MS HSM
Executive Director, Digestive Health
Betsy (Bruinsma) Hansen, MHSA
University of Michigan
Senior Manager, Advisory Services
Vineeth Gossain, MBA
Loyola University Chicago
Senior Associate, Physician Leadership and Integration Practice
James Diamond, JD, MHA
Saint Louis University
Director of Medical Group Operations
NorthShore University Health System
Jami Youmans, MHA
Saint Louis University
Founder and Managing Partner
"The Loyola Medicine Administrative fellowship was a unique opportunity to learn about and experience many of the challenges health systems throughout the country are facing. During my time as an Administrative Fellow, Loyola Medicine was continuing to grow their community medicine footprint and developing the infrastructure of a regional academic health system. I was fortunate enough to lead a variety of projects and gain frontline exposure to challenges such as revenue cycle management, patient access, and developing regional synergies. Being mentored by a variety of executives and leaders was an invaluable opportunity that continues aid in my development as a leader. Through my experiences as an Administrative Fellow at Loyola Medicine, I feel prepared to continue to advance my career as an effective healthcare leader."
- Danielle Young, 2017-18 Fellow
"The Loyola Medicine Fellowship was a pivotal time in my healthcare career. From day one I was integrated into the senior leadership team and became involved in several projects across both Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital which are both part of the nationally known Trinity Health system. This provided a unique opportunity to learn and address the challenges faced in both the academic and community hospital settings and make a meaningful impact. I am confident that the experiences, skills and professional relationships I gained during my time as a fellow has accelerated my development as a leader and set me on the path for future success."
- Nicole Powell, 2016-17 Fellow
"The Loyola University Health System Administrative Fellowship allowed me to pursue my career aspirations in the center of health care. Fellows gain access to - the C Suite, mid-level management and the front-line to understand the dynamics of academic medicine, a community based regional network, and connected clinical care delivery. The administrative fellowship allowed me to advance professionally and personally to learn the fundamentals of health care administration, leadership and accountability. Administrative Fellows have the opportunity to learn all facets of the complex health care system and stretch themselves from their comfort zone – the opportunity to learn is endless. Leaders are willing to answer questions, stay late to assist on a project or give their honest career advice. The people I had the chance to learn from brought me to Loyola; the relationships I created are my connection to the institution forever. The fellowship is a camaraderie that exists well past the training and it allows each fellow to leave the program better than they found it. It was honor to have played a role in the program's development and watch its success from afar today."
- Vineeth Gossain, 2012-13 Fellow
Shawn P. Vincent, President and CEO, Loyola Medicine
Shawn P. Vincent is the president and chief executive officer of Loyola Medicine. Mr. Vincent joined Loyola in November of 2018 from Augusta University Health, where he served as chief operating officer.
“At Loyola Medicine, we strongly support the Administrative Fellow Program at the highest levels of the organization. We embrace our commitment to caring for the whole person. This extends to our fellows while they are in our program but also as they move forward in their careers. At Loyola Medicine, Administrative Fellows collaborate with our dedicated clinical staff and passionate leadership team to reach their full potential as the healthcare leaders of the future. We invite you to learn more about how we provide high-quality healthcare while also treating the human spirit. To be part of the Loyola experience, please apply to our Administrative Fellowship Program today. ”
Tad A. Gomez, President, Loyola University Medical Center
Tad A. Gomez is the president of Loyola University Medical Center. Mr. Gomez joined Loyola in January of 2019 from Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) in Gainesville, Georgia, where he was the vice president for professional and support services overseeing lab, pharmacy, radiology and imaging, facilities operations, biomedical engineering and several other ancillary departments.
Loyola Medicine Administrative Fellows will have a Trinity Health leader as a secondary preceptor. These secondary preceptors are located at System Office in Livonia, Michigan. The secondary preceptor identifies opportunities within Trinity Health that have the potential to enhance the fellow’s learning and development. This relationship serves as a resource at the system level to help the fellow navigate through Trinity Health.
- Managed multidisciplinary team to implement improved detection process for difficult airway patients
- Used Lean principles to present decreased front-desk staffing model to reduce nursing overtime
- Assisted in the development of an ambulatory care model to minimize variation in patient experience and reduce variability in care models
- Managed creation of physician acquisition process to acquire ambulatory practices
- Developed effective communication and change management tool for managers and staff members
- Led operational teams in transitioning an acquired physician practice to an ambulatory network site, coordinated training and on-boarding of new staff, and assessment of supply need
- Front-end revenue cycle improvement to increase efficiency and utilization of the sleep lab
- Projected trends to create operating budget for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Laboratory
- Developed a financial business case and conducted a pilot for a dedicated Rapid Response Team
- Led project for five bundle programs at MacNeal Hospital to improve financial risk, improve population health management and comprehensive care coordination
- Conducted mixed-method analysis of patient experience metrics and drivers throughout all inpatient units and partnered with the Chief Nurse Executive's team to implement focused tactics
- Implemented framework of patient experience initiatives to increase baseline scores and improve safety huddle
- Managed a multidisciplinary team and partnered with community stakeholders to create a respite program that provides short term housing to vulnerable homeless patients
- Co-led initiative to provide free preventive health screenings for uninsured women
- Event creation and management to provide free preventive health screenings for uninsured women in the community
How to Apply
Qualified candidates must have, or will have, completed a Master's in Healthcare Administration (MHA), Business Administration (MBA), Public Health (MPH), or equivalent from a graduate program by June 2020 or upon completion of the fellowship. Programs must be accredited from one of the following accrediting bodies: Commission of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH), Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), or Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). A minimum of one year related healthcare experience is preferred.
The following information should be submitted through the NAFCAS (National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service) by Wednesday, October 2, 2019 under the Trinity Health Fellowship Portal.
Please note, applicants are required to apply through Trinity Health's NAFCAS portal, where you will be prompted to identify other Trinity Health fellowship locations that interest you. Applicants only interested in Loyola Medicine should designate this in the desired geographic location dropdown menu as well as tailor their application materials to reflect this interest.
- Graduate academic records
- Current résumé
- Two Letters of Recommendation (one from a faculty member if currently enrolled in a graduate degree program)
- Narrative statement of fellowship and career objectives. Include in your statement answers to the following:
- What would you bring to Trinity Health to help us better live out our mission?
- How would the fellowship help you achieve your career goals?
- Email and telephone numbers where you can be reached in 2019
- Desired geographic location: Loyola Medicine
- Fellows selected for on-site interviews will travel to Trinity Health System Headquarters (Livonia, Michigan) on November 7-8 to interview with Loyola Medicine CEO, Shawn Vincent, and current administrative fellows, David Cook and Garrett Danelz.
- The Loyola Medicine Administrative Fellowship program participates in the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) and adheres to their guidelines. As such, Loyola Medicine complies with the uniform initial offer date on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. No offers will be extended before this date. Finalists who have been selected for a fellowship position will be given 48 hours to confirm their acceptance to the program.
To speak to the current Loyola Medicine Fellows, please contact:
David Cook and Garrett Danelz