The Carle Health Administrative Fellowship is a one-year post-graduate opportunity that will provide a broad range of experiences in hospital operations, health plan management, physician group practice administration, and a variety of corporate support functions including health care finance, quality improvement, and strategic planning.
Carle Health combines clinical care, health insurance, research and academics in a way that solves real-world problems today with an eye toward the future.
Supported by a deep philanthropic spirit, Carle is dedicated to doing what it takes to make life better for as many as possible. Its mission is to serve people through high-quality care, medical research and education.
Based in Urbana, IL, Carle Health is an integrated system of healthcare services, which includes a five-hospital system, multi-specialty physician groups, as well as Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute. Carle is proud to be named a Great Place to Work®. Carle Foundation Hospital ranks as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades and both Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle BroMenn Medical Center hold Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest honor for nursing care.
The system includes five hospitals with 826 beds, multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 1,000 doctors and advanced practice providers. Health Alliance is a leading provider-driven health plan serving Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Washington and FirstCarolinaCare health plan serves North Carolina.
The Administrative Fellowship is a one-year management experience with the opportunity to apply graduate study principles in the practical work setting of a fully integrated health care delivery system.
Carle fellows will gain experience by working in a variety of departments throughout Carle Foundation Hospital, the Carle Physician Group, and Health Alliance Medical Plans. Under the direction of the fellowship preceptor, fellows will support key initiatives and projects in each area. Fellows will participate in senior leadership team meetings and work as part of multi-disciplinary teams and independently to advance the strategic goals of Carle Health.
The Administrative Fellowship Program prepares fellows for health care administration leadership opportunities within the organization. Fellows will complete projects designed to strengthen administrative and leadership skills.
The administrative fellow will:
Application Process:Applicants must submit the following items as one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fellowship materials can be titled to Fellowship Selection Committee. A selection committee with leaders from Carle will review all applications. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed
Deadline for application submission: September 26th at 11:59 PM CST
Telephone interviews for selected applicants: Early October
On-site interviews for selected applicants: Mid-October
Offers extended: Mid-to-late October
Start of Administrative Fellowship: June/July 2022
Any questions should be directed to: email@example.com.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Graduate: University of Kentucky
Undergraduate: Western Kentucky UniversityWhile completing his Masters in Health Administration at the University of Kentucky, Logan worked as an administrative intern for Norton Healthcare, in Louisville, KY. During his time there, Logan led a workgroup through redesigning processes within supply chain management as well as redesigning the physical space of the system’s central warehouse. Logan also held the position as one of the coordinators of the University of Kentucky’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic, helping manage the daily throughput of the clinic. In addition, Logan also served as a graduate assistant where he helped with cancer survivorship research. Logan also held a leadership position on the MHA Student Association at the University of Kentucky.
Graduate: Governors State University
Undergraduate: Loyola University ChicagoAmisha began her healthcare career in the clinical setting and completed medical school before pivoting to the world of health administration. While completing her Masters in Health Administration at Governors State University, Amisha completed a one-year internship with Roseland Community Hospital, a safety net hospital on the South Side of Chicago. She helped to build the strategic business case for a multimillion-dollar capital build-out to transform and expand the hospital’s women’s health, intensive care, and outpatient pulmonary service lines to improve healthcare access and address health inequities. Amisha also assisted in the writing of Roseland’s grant application which was submitted to the Illinois Healthcare Transformation Collaborative. Amisha also held a leadership position on the executive board of the Student Healthcare Management Association at GSU.
Client Success Manager
Graduate: University of Iowa
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignDuring her time at University of Iowa, Lauren worked as an Administrative Intern and as a Graduate Assistant at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. She worked to advance rankings in U.S. News and World Report and completed projects in patient satisfaction, process improvement, and specialized accreditations. She also restructured and managed the hospital’s parking program, leading stakeholders throughout each unit in Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Graduate: Saint Louis University
Undergraduate: Saint Louis UniversityWhile at Saint Louis University, Karan completed an Administrative Internship with UNC Health. During his time there, Karan worked at UNC WakeBrook, a behavioral health facility that provides a wide range of services for patients with behavioral health and substance abuse disorders. He worked alongside administrative and clinical staff to implement a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program to help patients better manage opioid use disorder.
2019 - 2020
Carle Experience Consultant
Graduate: Saint Louis University
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
While at SLU, Brenna found interests spreading all over the healthcare world. She completed an internship with OSF St. Francis Hospital, where she taught nurse managers about the importance of Transplant Services regarding the undocumented migrant population. Brenna also helped implement an HR focused culture change within nursing units. At UIUC Brenna spent her last year as a Contracts Administration Volunteer here at Carle Hospital.
During her Administrative Fellowship, Brenna led projects that spanned the health system. She oversaw the implementation of a supply chain inventory management software for durable medical equipment within Carle's convenient care locations. Brenna helped create a system wide performance improvement program to bring Carle Health more innovative solutions at the department level. For the last 5 months of her fellowship, Brenna and her co-fellow, Megan Randolph were the planning leads for the COVID-19 pandemic. They organized the development of a drive-thru testing site, created an algorithm for a public and employee hotline, and delivered personal hand sanitizer as a thank you gift to our front line employees.
2019 - 2020
Population Health Program Manager
Graduate: Saint Louis University
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
While at Saint Louis University, Megan completed an internship with Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager, to provide issue management remediation and data analytics. In this role, Megan worked to streamline workflows and educate employees on proper processes to create a lean focused work environment. Megan then transitioned into a project manager role within the strategy and planning department where she helped lead system-wide initiatives surrounding employee engagement and employee retention.
Throughout her fellowship, Megan led population health initiatives aimed at improving a patient’s health and wellbeing through screening and preventative care, while also lowering cost to the system, and impacting Medicare STARS and HEDIS measures. Megan also helped to reduce legal and compliance risk by implementing a new process flow to ensure accurate group and member information was being reflected and utilized across all departments. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Megan and her co-fellow, Brenna Kelley-Freiburger, served as planning leads for executive leadership and those involved in emergency operations.
2018 - 2019
Children's Hospital Colorado
Graduate: University of Iowa
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Claire joined us after working for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) Department of Pediatrics. She also worked in the Patient Financial Services at UIHC with a focus on revenue cycle management. In addition to her time at UIHC, she completed an administrative fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center where she gained experience in ambulatory care management, population health, and payer strategies.
During her fellowship, Claire worked closely with the Women’s and Children’s department. She oversaw the opening of the Labor and Delivery Recovery and Post-Partum unit as well as the establishment of Carle’s PICU. Claire also worked with Health Alliance to make recommendations to the leadership team about participation in government programs. For the last six months of her fellowship, she took on the role of manager over palliative medicine.
2017 - 2018
Director, Business Development & Operations
Carle Richland Memorial Hospital
Graduate: The Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate: Idaho State University
While at Idaho State, Tynan completed an internship with the Pocatello Veterans Home followed by an internship with Vizient the summer after graduation. During his time at Penn State, he completed a summer residency with Cleveland Clinic’s Imaging Institute where he worked to implement lean methodology, reduce wait times, and improve CG CAHPS scores.
During his time as an administrative fellow, Tynan led teams that explored the development of a millennial-focused health plan, proposed the addition of a new service line and accompanying facility, and proposed Intensive Cardiac Rehab as a way to improve cardiac recovery. He also worked with a team focused on implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program at six area hospitals.
2016 - 2017
Director, Carle Cancer Center
Carle Foundation Hospital
Graduate: Rush University
Undergraduate: Weber State University
Jason began his career at Rush University Medical Center while working on administrative initiatives related to campus risk, process improvement, and business continuity. He then went on to work as a consultant with Leavitt Partners where he supported provider organizations with strategy, market research, and economic/business analysis.
During his time as an administrative fellow, Jason worked on projects focused on increasing access through the patient portal, the development of the Small Baby Unit (SBU), and the accreditation process for the Carle Catheterization Lab.
2015 - 2016
Program Manager, Medication Access and Renewal Center
UCHealth, Denver, CO
Graduate: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate: Michigan State University
During her time at OSU, Rachel completed a summer residency with Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Neurological Institute where she worked to improve utilization, patient access, and telestroke service costs.
As Carle’s first administrative fellow, Rachel worked to improve nurse retention, extend the reach of the Heart and Vascular institute to clinical affiliates, and develop a heart failure management program. Additionally, Rachel assumed the role of Interim Patient Care Manager within the Heart and Vascular Institute during the last 4 months of her fellowship.