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Administrative Fellowship

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.

The Carle vertically-integrated health system is a unique model for effective and efficient healthcare delivery. Comprised of a 433-bed tertiary care hospital, a 400+ member employed physician group practice, and a 400,000-member health plan, the Carle system is designed to deliver high-quality health care at the lowest appropriate cost while providing exemplary community benefits. In addition to the core businesses, Carle also owns and operates an ambulance service, home health services, a retail medical supply business, a retirement community, and two ambulatory surgery centers.

Job Description

Position Summary:
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:

  • Lead projects that develop analytical, leadership, finance, and health care operations skills.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, consistency, and meets multiple deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Exhibit an understanding of health care administration, health industry trends, and an understanding of Carle's organizational structure and mission.
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Act as a self-starter and demonstrate a willingness to take on new and challenging leadership roles, as well as non-leadership projects and deliverables.
  • Build effective health care management skills and the ability to work with administrative leaders, as well as physician and clinical leaders.

Application Process:
Applicants must submit the following items as attachments to .

Fellowship materials can be titled to Fellowship Selection Committee.

  • Current resume
  • One-page personal statement specifying interest in a healthcare administration career and the Carle Health Administrative Fellowship
  • Official or unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a graduate program faculty member and one professional

A selection committee with leaders from Carle will review all applications. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Deadline for application submission: date TBD
Telephone interviews for selected applicants:date TBD
On-site interviews for selected applicants: date TBD
Offered extended: date TBD

June/July 2021: Start of Administrative Fellowship

Any questions should be directed to:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status.


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.

Past and Present Administrative Fellows

2019 - 2020

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Brenna Kelly
Administrative Fellow
Carle Foundation Hospital

Graduate: Saint Louis University

Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

During her time 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. She also helped implement an HR focused culture change within nursing units. While at UIUC Brenna spent her last year as a Contracts Administration Volunteer here at Carle Hospital.

2019 - 2020

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Megan Randolph
Administrative Fellow
Health Alliance

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.

2018 - 2019

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Claire Champlain
Operations Supervisor
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

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Tynan O’Neil
Director, Marketing & Communications 
Health Alliance

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 developed 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 that is implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program at six area hospitals.


2016 - 2017

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Jason Hirschi
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

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Rachel Scarpaci
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.