Find your future at Mercyhealth
More about the program
Our Administrative Fellowship Program offers a unique, one-year, project-based experience at a fast-paced, growing, integrated health care delivery system.
As a result of Mercyhealth's 30+ years of experience employing administrative fellows, fellows are able to become immediately involved in the workings of a nationally recognized, vertically-integrated health system.
- Participate in high-level discussions regarding strategic and operational issues affecting the system
- Receive mentoring from and develop relationships with the Mercyhealth executive leadership team
- Provide support to hospital and clinic operations
- Gain exposure to health insurance, community outreach initiatives and accountable care organizations
Since this is a systemwide fellowship, administrative fellows have the opportunity to be involved in initiatives at all Mercyhealth’s hospitals, over 85 primary and specialty center locations, home health and hospice, retail services, and a wholly owned insurance company, depending on your interests.
The fellowship is a project-based experience. Fellows are encouraged to be self-directed in pursuing their areas of interest with the support of system leaders.
During the 30+ year history of the Mercyhealth Administrative Fellowship Program over 65 fellows have been involved in executive level projects in many different areas spanning the vertically-integrated system. Historically, upon completion of the fellowship 100% of fellows have been offered full-time roles within the organization. Many have continued to stay at Mercyhealth with past fellows currently in leadership roles including:
• Vice President, Healthcare Services Operations
• Vice President, Value-Based Care and Population Health
• Senior Director, Critical Access Hospitals
• Service Line Director, Gastroenterology
• Senior Director, Quality and Infection Prevention
• System Laboratory Business Manager
• Director of Compensation and Benefits
• Clinic Manager, Pediatrics
Candidates for the Mercyhealth Administrative Fellowship should be currently enrolled in an accredited (preferably CAHME) master’s level graduate program in Healthcare or Business Administration. Coursework must be completed prior to the start of the Fellowship in June 2024. Applicants must be either a citizen of the United States or be able to maintain work authorization throughout the Fellowship. Mercyhealth does not offer visa sponsorship to candidates for the Fellowship program.
Jeni Hallatt, Vice President
Master of health administration from the University of Minnesota
Administrative Fellowship 2000–2001
Tyler Killpack, Administrative Director
Fellow Direct Report
Master of health administration from the University of Washington–Seattle
Administrative Fellow 2016–2017
How to Apply
Interviews and Offers
Candidates for the Mercyhealth Administrative Fellowship should be currently enrolled in an accredited (preferably CAHME) master’s level graduate program in Healthcare or Business Administration. Coursework must be completed prior to the start of the Fellowship in June 2024.
Applicants must be either a citizen of the United States or be able to maintain work authorization throughout the Fellowship. Mercyhealth does not offer visa sponsorship to candidates for the Fellowship program.
This packet must be a single PDF file including the following:
- Mercyhealth Administrative Fellowship Checklist (Complete the checklist and include it as the cover page for your application packet)
- Cover letter
- Personal statement/purpose including reasons for pursuing a fellowship, how a fellowship at Mercyhealth will help you attain your career objectives, and expectations for the fellowship experience at Mercyhealth
- Current resume
- Current graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted)
- Three letters of recommendation (one from each of the following):
- Graduate Program Director
- Professional (past employer or preceptor)
- Professional or academic
Once the application packet has been prepared, applicants must apply for the position through the official Mercyhealth Administrative Fellowship job posting. When asked to upload a resume, applicants will upload the entire application packet as a single PDF.
All application materials must be received by11:59 pm CST on September 24,2023.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews and Offers
Phone interviews will be conducted shortly after the application submission deadline, and onsite interviews will take place in mid-October.
Initial offers will be made to selected candidates by the end of October. Candidates will be offered a 48-hour decision window.
A message from our President/CEO
Meet Our Current Fellows
Jacob Ford is from Kalamazoo, Michigan and received his BS in Public Health from Brigham Young University. He completed his MHA at the University of Minnesota in 2023. During the MHA program Jacob completed a summer residency here at Mercyhealth and decided to return for the fellowship. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, running, golfing, watching sports, and trying different restaurants in the Janesville area.
Please reach out to him with any questions at email@example.com.
Logan Reding is from Ankeny, Iowa and received her BS in Health Administration & Policy from Creighton University in 2020. She will receive her MHSA following the completion of the fellowship in 2024. While at Xavier, Logan completed an internship at CareStar, a case management agency. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, reading, traveling, and watching Netflix. Please reach out to her with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladd Udy (2013)
Vice President, Value-Based Care and Population Health
Brooke Spencer (2016)
Director, Compensation and Benefits (HR)
Brett Grady (2008)
Director, Quality and Care Management
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