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Fellowship Mission StatementSlice

Indiana University Health (IU Health) is committed to cultivating future healthcare leaders through meaningful experiential learning opportunities. This Administrative Fellowship aligns with the overall IU Health vision of leading the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation & education (both clinical and non-clinical), and by serving the community and patients of Indiana.

This Fellowship is a two-year post-graduate experience where aspiring healthcare leaders work alongside our senior executives and physician leadership to gain an understanding of IU Health operations and strategic priorities. This Fellowship serves to cultivate the next generation of healthcare leaders at IU Health.

Fellowship Mission Statement

Indiana University Health (IU Health) is committed to cultivating future healthcare leaders through meaningful experiential learning opportunities. This Administrative Fellowship aligns with the overall IU Health vision of leading the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation & education (both clinical and non-clinical), and by serving the community and patients of Indiana.

This Fellowship is a two-year post-graduate experience where aspiring healthcare leaders work alongside our senior executives and physician leadership to gain an understanding of IU Health operations and strategic priorities. This Fellowship serves to cultivate the next generation of healthcare leaders at IU Health.

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About IU Health

IU Health is the largest health system in Indiana and among the top ten largest single state nonprofit health systems in the United States. In addition to its 14 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural), IU Health is truly an integrated system with a provider-sponsored health plan and 4 employed physician groups. The IU Health Physicians group employs nearly 1,900 physicians and advanced practice providers at more than 175 locations across the state.

A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), the nation's largest medical school, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. As Indiana's most comprehensive healthcare system, IU Health includes three major hospitals in Indianapolis (IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children) which serve as the Academic Health Center (AHC). As an academic health system our regional and statewide facilities align with the AHC to provide seamless, high quality patient care.

IU Health has achieved significant success across multiple clinical programs that have resulted in national recognition:

  • Indiana's only healthcare system to be nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report 19 years in a row
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is the only ranked children's hospital in Indiana.
  • Seven hospitals are designated as Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care.

About Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is the capital of the state of Indiana. From the legendary Indianapolis 500 to the NCAA Hall of Champions, to museums and other cultural attractions, Indianapolis has many exciting venues and activities to offer visitors and residents.

For more information, please visit Visit Indy.

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About IU Health

IU Health is the largest health system in Indiana and among the top ten largest single state nonprofit health systems in the United States. In addition to its 14 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural), IU Health is truly an integrated system with a provider-sponsored health plan and 4 employed physician groups. The IU Health Physicians group employs nearly 1,900 physicians and advanced practice providers at more than 175 locations across the state.

A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), the nation's largest medical school, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. As Indiana's most comprehensive healthcare system, IU Health includes three major hospitals in Indianapolis (IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children) which serve as the Academic Health Center (AHC). As an academic health system our regional and statewide facilities align with the AHC to provide seamless, high quality patient care.

IU Health has achieved significant success across multiple clinical programs that have resulted in national recognition:

  • Indiana's only healthcare system to be nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report 19 years in a row
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is the only ranked children's hospital in Indiana.
  • Seven hospitals are designated as Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care.

About Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is the capital of the state of Indiana. From the legendary Indianapolis 500 to the NCAA Hall of Champions, to museums and other cultural attractions, Indianapolis has many exciting venues and activities to offer visitors and residents.

For more information, please visit Visit Indy.

Program DescriptionSlice

The Fellowship program is an integrated program that offers learning experiences in various areas. The program is a 24 month, project and rotation based program that trains young professionals and helps them develop leadership skills and qualities.

Core Rotations

  • Corporate System Operations
  • Hospital Operations
  • Business Development & Strategy
  • Physician Group & IU School of Medicine
  • Supply Chain/Finance
  • IU Health Plan
  • System Clinical Services: Life Line, Home Health and Laboratory services

Projects IU Health Fellows have worked on

  • Improving the patient experience at IU Health Bloomington Regional Academic Health Campus
  • Telemedicine consults with third-party physicians
  • Analysis of Riley Children’s Hospital US News & World Report
  • Analysis of employee engagement trends
  • Transition and roll-out of new educational resource system
  • Graduate Medical Education Residency Program strategic plan
  • Behavioral Health initiative
  • Financial long range planning
  • IU Health Pathology Lab Client Services billing
  • Strategic Service Line facility planning
  • Expansion of emergency department for Behavioral Health capabilities
  • Population health and value based care strategy

Leadership & Mentoring

The IU Health Fellowship is led by a Steering Committee who is responsible for selecting new fellows, aligning projects and rotations with system strategies, and providing leadership development opportunities. All members of the fellowship committee are available to the fellows throughout their Fellowship. The program’s executive sponsor is the system Chief Executive Officer, Al Gatmaitan. In addition, each fellow is assigned a mentor from the executive leadership team. These relationships provide extensive development opportunities and mentoring to each of the fellows. 

Salary & Benefits

Fellows are provided a competitive salary and full benefits compared to national benchmarks for Administrative Fellowships.

The Fellowship also provides reimbursement for one healthcare conference of choice per year.

Contact Information

Please contact adminfellowship@iuhealth.org for any questions.

Program Description

The Fellowship program is an integrated program that offers learning experiences in various areas. The program is a 24 month, project and rotation based program that trains young professionals and helps them develop leadership skills and qualities.

Core Rotations

  • Corporate System Operations
  • Hospital Operations
  • Business Development & Strategy
  • Physician Group & IU School of Medicine
  • Supply Chain/Finance
  • IU Health Plan
  • System Clinical Services: Life Line, Home Health and Laboratory services

Projects IU Health Fellows have worked on

  • Improving the patient experience at IU Health Bloomington Regional Academic Health Campus
  • Telemedicine consults with third-party physicians
  • Analysis of Riley Children’s Hospital US News & World Report
  • Analysis of employee engagement trends
  • Transition and roll-out of new educational resource system
  • Graduate Medical Education Residency Program strategic plan
  • Behavioral Health initiative
  • Financial long range planning
  • IU Health Pathology Lab Client Services billing
  • Strategic Service Line facility planning
  • Expansion of emergency department for Behavioral Health capabilities
  • Population health and value based care strategy

Leadership & Mentoring

The IU Health Fellowship is led by a Steering Committee who is responsible for selecting new fellows, aligning projects and rotations with system strategies, and providing leadership development opportunities. All members of the fellowship committee are available to the fellows throughout their Fellowship. The program’s executive sponsor is the system Chief Executive Officer, Al Gatmaitan. In addition, each fellow is assigned a mentor from the executive leadership team. These relationships provide extensive development opportunities and mentoring to each of the fellows. 

Salary & Benefits

Fellows are provided a competitive salary and full benefits compared to national benchmarks for Administrative Fellowships.

The Fellowship also provides reimbursement for one healthcare conference of choice per year.

Contact Information

Please contact adminfellowship@iuhealth.org for any questions.

How to ApplySlice

Application

In order to create a more fair and equitable application experience, IU Health has agreed to comply with the Code of Good Practice application dates set by NCAF. The earliest application deadline and initial offer dates for 2017 are Oct. 2 and Nov. 13, respectively.

IU Health will be participating in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS). NAFCAS is a simplified and streamlined application process for candidates interested in applying to administrative fellowships.

In order to apply, please visit nafcas.liaisoncas.com.

Note: The application will be open to students starting in June 2017

Applicants will be evaluated on the following:

  • NAFCAS general application
  • Resume
  • Personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript (to be updated in the "Program Materials" quadrant)
  • Official Graduate School Transcript (to be ordered in the “Academic History” quadrant and sent directly to NAFCAS)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (to be requested in the “Supporting Information” quadrant) One from each of the following individuals:
    • Academic 
    • Graduate program director
    • Past or present employer

Attributes for Success

  • Complete a graduate degree in one of the following disciplines: MHA, MPH, or MBA from a CAHME, CEPH, AACSB and/or ACBSP accredited graduate program.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the US, visas are not sponsored
  • Embrace learning and growing in an academic health system
  • Interest in practicing at IU Health after completion of the Fellowship
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and experience, relevant work experience and strong academic performance

How to Apply

Application

In order to create a more fair and equitable application experience, IU Health has agreed to comply with the Code of Good Practice application dates set by NCAF. The earliest application deadline and initial offer dates for 2017 are Oct. 2 and Nov. 13, respectively.

IU Health will be participating in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS). NAFCAS is a simplified and streamlined application process for candidates interested in applying to administrative fellowships.

In order to apply, please visit nafcas.liaisoncas.com.

Note: The application will be open to students starting in June 2017

Applicants will be evaluated on the following:

  • NAFCAS general application
  • Resume
  • Personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript (to be updated in the "Program Materials" quadrant)
  • Official Graduate School Transcript (to be ordered in the “Academic History” quadrant and sent directly to NAFCAS)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (to be requested in the “Supporting Information” quadrant) One from each of the following individuals:
    • Academic 
    • Graduate program director
    • Past or present employer

Attributes for Success

  • Complete a graduate degree in one of the following disciplines: MHA, MPH, or MBA from a CAHME, CEPH, AACSB and/or ACBSP accredited graduate program.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the US, visas are not sponsored
  • Embrace learning and growing in an academic health system
  • Interest in practicing at IU Health after completion of the Fellowship
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and experience, relevant work experience and strong academic performance

Current FellowsSlice

Naomi Plasky

Naomi Plasky (2017-2019) is from Boston and received her MBA, MPH from Johns Hopkins University and her BS in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to graduate school, Naomi worked full time at Massachusetts General Hospital as the Psychosomatic Medicine Consult Service Manager and Fellowship Coordinator where she redesigned a hospital-wide service.

During her graduate summer internship she worked in Thailand creating a low cost health insurance designed for their migrant population. Naomi’s professional interests include Behavioral and Mental Health Integration, Data Analytics, Telemedicine, Strategic Planning, and Operations.

Outside of work, she is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling, particularly anywhere with a beach.

Plasky Naomi

Current Fellows

Naomi Plasky

Naomi Plasky (2017-2019) is from Boston and received her MBA, MPH from Johns Hopkins University and her BS in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to graduate school, Naomi worked full time at Massachusetts General Hospital as the Psychosomatic Medicine Consult Service Manager and Fellowship Coordinator where she redesigned a hospital-wide service.

During her graduate summer internship she worked in Thailand creating a low cost health insurance designed for their migrant population. Naomi’s professional interests include Behavioral and Mental Health Integration, Data Analytics, Telemedicine, Strategic Planning, and Operations.

Outside of work, she is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling, particularly anywhere with a beach.

Plasky Naomi

Jake Lazarus

Jake Lazarus (2016-2018) is from Deerfield, Ill. and received his MHA from the University of Minnesota and a B.S.B.A. in Healthcare Management and Organizational Behavior from Washington University in St. Louis.

Throughout his time in school, he spent time interning in several hospitals and health systems, including BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, University of Chicago Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and North Shore Private Hospital in Sydney, Australia during his semester abroad.  During Jake’s MHA program he served as a student consultant for Allina Health and Physicians Neck & Back Center.

Throughout his internships, Jake has worked in areas such as Perioperative Services, Heart & Vascular, Research Management, Environmental Services, and Strategy & Development.

Outside of work, he enjoys watching and playing all different sports, finding the most delicious restaurants, and traveling.

Lazarus Jake

Alexandra Simonton

Alexandra Simonton (2017-2019) is from Carmel, Ind. and received her MHA from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.

During graduate school, Alex participated in a variety of extracurricular activities including serving as President of the MHA Student Association. Throughout graduate school, Alex interned with the Indiana Hospital Association, where she focused on Patient Safety and Quality initiatives to reduce barriers to excellent healthcare delivery in hospitals across the state. Alex also co-managed the IU Student Outreach Clinic, an interprofessional, student-run clinic that delivers free healthcare to an underserved community in Indianapolis. Alex’s professional interests include Operations, Strategic Planning, Population Health, Human Resources, and Customer Experience. 

Outside of work, Alex is active in several professional organizations and enjoys traveling, reading, and trying different exercise classes in her free time.

Simonton Alex

Farrah Shahin

Farrah Shahin (2016-2018) is from Washington, D.C. and received her MHA from the University of Minnesota and her B.S. in Psychology from Valparaiso University.

While attending Valparaiso University she worked in hospitals abroad in areas such as process improvement and patient flow. At the University of Minnesota, Farrah spent time working as a student consultant at Baldwin Area Medical Center and University of Minnesota Health Nurse Practitioner’s Clinic.

Farrah completed her summer residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado where she worked on Strategic Planning, Process Improvement, and Certification. Farrah’s professional interests include Strategic Planning and Operations in a pediatric setting along with Population Health Management.

During her free time, Farrah likes to spend time traveling to new places and attending different concerts.

Shahin Farrah

Former FellowsSlice

Victoria Bratcher

Graduate University: University of Illinois - Chicago
Years of Fellowship: 2015-2017
Current Position and Role with IU Health: Director of Population Health at IU Health System

Juan Guzman

Graduate University: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Years of Fellowship: 2015-2017
Current Position and Role with IU Health: Director of Planning at IU Health West Hospital

Former Fellows

Victoria Bratcher

Graduate University: University of Illinois - Chicago
Years of Fellowship: 2015-2017
Current Position and Role with IU Health: Director of Population Health at IU Health System

Juan Guzman

Graduate University: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Years of Fellowship: 2015-2017
Current Position and Role with IU Health: Director of Planning at IU Health West Hospital