Administrative Fellowship

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IU Health is committed to cultivating future healthcare leaders through meaningful experiential learning opportunities. Throughout this two-year post-graduate Fellowship, aspiring healthcare leaders work alongside senior executives and physician leadership to achieve our vision of leading the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and making Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.

With relevant, unparalleled exposure to diverse hospital settings, highly-skilled physician groups, our academic partnership with IU School of Medicine, and our competitive health insurance company, Fellows gain comprehensive insight into health system strategy and operations, engaging in stimulating projects and rotations that link to key goals.

This program is designed to provide a balance of structure and flexibility that maximizes professional development and personal growth, enabling exploration of professional interests and facilitating the transition from Fellow to qualified leader.

Fellowship Guiding Principles

IU Health is committed to cultivating future healthcare leaders through meaningful experiential learning opportunities. Throughout this two-year post-graduate Fellowship, aspiring healthcare leaders work alongside senior executives and physician leadership to achieve our vision of leading the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and making Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.

With relevant, unparalleled exposure to diverse hospital settings, highly-skilled physician groups, our academic partnership with IU School of Medicine, and our competitive health insurance company, Fellows gain comprehensive insight into health system strategy and operations, engaging in stimulating projects and rotations that link to key goals.

This program is designed to provide a balance of structure and flexibility that maximizes professional development and personal growth, enabling exploration of professional interests and facilitating the transition from Fellow to qualified leader.

About IU Health

IU Health is the largest, most comprehensive health system in Indiana and among the top ten largest single state nonprofit health systems in the United States with headquarters in Indianapolis. In addition to its 17 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural), IU Health is truly an integrated system with a provider-sponsored health plan, 4 employed physician groups, and 35,000 team members at over 600 sites of care.

A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), the nation's largest medical school, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies.

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

  • IU Health is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for more than 20 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.
  • Eight hospitals are designated as Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care. Four hospitals are designated as Pathway to Excellence hospitals.

About Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana with a population of 873,000. It is home to several popular professional sports franchises, including the Indiana Pacers (NBA) and Indianapolis Colts (NFL).

The flourishing metropolitan area is ideal for young professionals; Indianapolis has numerous top-rated restaurants, accessible bike trails, various events and entertainment options and a reasonable cost of living. From the legendary Indianapolis 500 and the NCAA Hall of Champions, to museums and other cultural attractions, Indianapolis is an exciting city with a myriad of activities to offer visitors and residents.

To explore more about Indianapolis, please visit Visit Indy.

About IU Health & Indianapolis

About IU Health

IU Health is the largest, most comprehensive health system in Indiana and among the top ten largest single state nonprofit health systems in the United States with headquarters in Indianapolis. In addition to its 17 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural), IU Health is truly an integrated system with a provider-sponsored health plan, 4 employed physician groups, and 35,000 team members at over 600 sites of care.

A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), the nation's largest medical school, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies.

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

  • IU Health is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for more than 20 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.
  • Eight hospitals are designated as Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care. Four hospitals are designated as Pathway to Excellence hospitals.

About Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana with a population of 873,000. It is home to several popular professional sports franchises, including the Indiana Pacers (NBA) and Indianapolis Colts (NFL).

The flourishing metropolitan area is ideal for young professionals; Indianapolis has numerous top-rated restaurants, accessible bike trails, various events and entertainment options and a reasonable cost of living. From the legendary Indianapolis 500 and the NCAA Hall of Champions, to museums and other cultural attractions, Indianapolis is an exciting city with a myriad of activities to offer visitors and residents.

To explore more about Indianapolis, please visit Visit Indy.

The IU Health Administrative Fellowship is an integrated program that offers learning experiences in various areas of our healthcare enterprise over a 24-month span. Fellows engage in stimulating projects throughout their first year across the system and different business areas.

During their second year, fellows rotate with the leadership team in a specific business area of interest. This blended program structure enables growth and development in a variety of skills as well as specific areas of interest for each individual fellow.

Previous Fellow Projects

  • Strategic development and implementation of a new care model for high-risk populations
  • Improving the patient experience at IU Health Bloomington Regional Academic Health Campus
  • Growth and development of virtual care capabilities across IU Health
  • Leadership and facilitation of system-wide organizational culture work
  • Operational improvements for Ball Memorial Hospital Cancer Center
  • Creation of new physician compliant operations for the Enterprise
  • Expansion of hospitalist services in critical access hospitals
  • Transition and roll-out of new educational resource system for nurses
  • Capital funding proposal for radiation machine
  • Graduate Medical Education Residency Program strategic plan
  • Financial long range planning
  • Analysis and recommendations for self-prescribing behaviors and policies
  • IU Health Pathology Lab Client Services billing processes
  • Strategic Service Line facility planning
  • Expansion of emergency department for Behavioral Health capabilities
  • Population health and value based care strategy

    Core Customizable Rotations

    • Corporate System Operations
    • Hospital Operations (Local or Regional)
    • Business Development & Strategy (Local, Regional, or System)
    • Physician Group & IU School of Medicine
    • Supply Chain & Finance
    • IU Health Plans
    • System Health Services: LifeLine, Home Health and Laboratory Services
    • Governmental Affairs
    • Population Health & Community Health
    • Philanthropy & IU Health Foundation

    Leadership & Mentoring

    The IU Health Administrative Fellowship Program is led by a diverse Steering Committee that is responsible for oversight of the Fellowship program, selecting new Fellows, aligning projects and rotations with system strategies, and providing leadership development opportunities.

    All members of the Fellowship Steering Committee are accessible to the Fellows throughout their Fellowship. Andrea Kessler, MBA, Vice President of Organizational Excellence & Alignment, serves as director for the program. Michelle Janney, PhD, RN, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, serves as the executive sponsor for the program. 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 receive a competitive salary and full benefits compared to national benchmarks for Administrative Fellowships.

    The program also provides reimbursement for each Fellow to attend one healthcare conference of choice per year. First-year fellows are reimbursed to attend the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) annual Administrative Fellows Meeting in Washington D.C.

    Fellowship Program Description

    The IU Health Administrative Fellowship is an integrated program that offers learning experiences in various areas of our healthcare enterprise over a 24-month span. Fellows engage in stimulating projects throughout their first year across the system and different business areas.

    During their second year, fellows rotate with the leadership team in a specific business area of interest. This blended program structure enables growth and development in a variety of skills as well as specific areas of interest for each individual fellow.

    Previous Fellow Projects

    • Strategic development and implementation of a new care model for high-risk populations
    • Improving the patient experience at IU Health Bloomington Regional Academic Health Campus
    • Growth and development of virtual care capabilities across IU Health
    • Leadership and facilitation of system-wide organizational culture work
    • Operational improvements for Ball Memorial Hospital Cancer Center
    • Creation of new physician compliant operations for the Enterprise
    • Expansion of hospitalist services in critical access hospitals
    • Transition and roll-out of new educational resource system for nurses
    • Capital funding proposal for radiation machine
    • Graduate Medical Education Residency Program strategic plan
    • Financial long range planning
    • Analysis and recommendations for self-prescribing behaviors and policies
    • IU Health Pathology Lab Client Services billing processes
    • Strategic Service Line facility planning
    • Expansion of emergency department for Behavioral Health capabilities
    • Population health and value based care strategy

      Core Customizable Rotations

      • Corporate System Operations
      • Hospital Operations (Local or Regional)
      • Business Development & Strategy (Local, Regional, or System)
      • Physician Group & IU School of Medicine
      • Supply Chain & Finance
      • IU Health Plans
      • System Health Services: LifeLine, Home Health and Laboratory Services
      • Governmental Affairs
      • Population Health & Community Health
      • Philanthropy & IU Health Foundation

      Leadership & Mentoring

      The IU Health Administrative Fellowship Program is led by a diverse Steering Committee that is responsible for oversight of the Fellowship program, selecting new Fellows, aligning projects and rotations with system strategies, and providing leadership development opportunities.

      All members of the Fellowship Steering Committee are accessible to the Fellows throughout their Fellowship. Andrea Kessler, MBA, Vice President of Organizational Excellence & Alignment, serves as director for the program. Michelle Janney, PhD, RN, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, serves as the executive sponsor for the program. 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 receive a competitive salary and full benefits compared to national benchmarks for Administrative Fellowships.

      The program also provides reimbursement for each Fellow to attend one healthcare conference of choice per year. First-year fellows are reimbursed to attend the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) annual Administrative Fellows Meeting in Washington D.C.

      IU Health participates 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 create a more fair and equitable application experience, IU Health has agreed to comply with the Code of Good Practice application dates set by the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF). The earliest application deadline and initial acceptance dates for 2022 are Oct. 7 and Nov. 10, respectively.

      Please visit nafcas.liaisoncas.com to apply.

      Note: The application opened to students on June 9, 2022.

      Application Components:

      • NAFCAS general application
      • Resume/CV
      • Personal statement:
        • 2022 – 2023 Recruitment Cycle Prompt: Imagine it’s 2025 and you’ve just completed your Administrative Fellowship at IU Health. You’ve been asked to speak at the graduation celebration with executive leaders and the incoming fellows. Tell your story about why you chose IU Health and the impact you have had in the program (500 words or less).
      • Official Graduate School Transcript
      • Three (3) letters of recommendation (to be requested in the “Supporting Information” quadrant). Applicants must request the following:
        • One academic reference (graduate program director or professor)
        • One professional reference (past or present employer)
        • Applicant’s choice between an academic or professional reference

      Attributes for Success

      • Qualified applicants will have completed a graduate degree (M.B.A., M.H.A., M.H.S.A. or related field) or equivalent and above.
        • Candidates with a graduate degree from a nationally accredited program will be accepted for review.
      • 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

        IU Health participates 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 create a more fair and equitable application experience, IU Health has agreed to comply with the Code of Good Practice application dates set by the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF). The earliest application deadline and initial acceptance dates for 2022 are Oct. 7 and Nov. 10, respectively.

        Please visit nafcas.liaisoncas.com to apply.

        Note: The application opened to students on June 9, 2022.

        Application Components:

        • NAFCAS general application
        • Resume/CV
        • Personal statement:
          • 2022 – 2023 Recruitment Cycle Prompt: Imagine it’s 2025 and you’ve just completed your Administrative Fellowship at IU Health. You’ve been asked to speak at the graduation celebration with executive leaders and the incoming fellows. Tell your story about why you chose IU Health and the impact you have had in the program (500 words or less).
        • Official Graduate School Transcript
        • Three (3) letters of recommendation (to be requested in the “Supporting Information” quadrant). Applicants must request the following:
          • One academic reference (graduate program director or professor)
          • One professional reference (past or present employer)
          • Applicant’s choice between an academic or professional reference

        Attributes for Success

        • Qualified applicants will have completed a graduate degree (M.B.A., M.H.A., M.H.S.A. or related field) or equivalent and above.
          • Candidates with a graduate degree from a nationally accredited program will be accepted for review.
        • 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

          Upcoming Live Q&A Sessions

          Learn more about the IU Health Administration Fellowship Program, get to know the current fellows, and have your questions answered during an upcoming live Q&A session.

          Mark your calendars with the below dates.

          Tuesday, June 14 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm (EST)
          Wednesday, July 13 from 3:00-4:00 pm (EST)
          Thursday, Aug. 18 from 10:00-11:00 am (EST)
          Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 1:00-2:00 pm (EST)

          Register for a Live Q&A Session

          Please contact adminfellowship@iuhealth.org with any questions regarding the IU Health Administrative Fellowship Program.

          Contact Us

          Please contact adminfellowship@iuhealth.org with any questions regarding the IU Health Administrative Fellowship Program.

          Elizabeth Grimes – 1st Year

          Elizabeth Grimes (2022-2024) is from Fishers, Indiana. She earned her Master of Science in Healthcare Management, in addition to an Executive Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences, from Indiana University Bloomington. Elizabeth also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, with minors in Spanish and Sociology.

          During her undergraduate career at Indiana University Bloomington, Elizabeth held several leadership positions involving community outreach, including with Indiana University Student Government, I Can Persist STEM Initiative, and Delta Gamma Fraternity, Inc. Elizabeth studied abroad in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, where she studied their respective health systems and public health challenges.

          In graduate school, Elizabeth completed a practicum experience with Indiana University Health. She developed a Monitoring and Evaluation dashboard, Strategic Plan, and long-term recommendations for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Service to aid in evaluating programming and increasing accessibility of care for people living with dementia, caregivers, businesses, and providers. She was also an Ambassador for the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Mentor for the Mentor Collective.

          Following graduate school, Elizabeth became a Healthcare Management Consultant for KPG Global Enterprises LLC, where she created data science models and visualizations to respond to the organizational needs of life science companies.

          Elizabeth’s professional interests include health equity, community health, operations, business development, patient-centered care, and strategy.

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          Current Fellows

          Elizabeth Grimes – 1st Year

          Elizabeth Grimes (2022-2024) is from Fishers, Indiana. She earned her Master of Science in Healthcare Management, in addition to an Executive Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences, from Indiana University Bloomington. Elizabeth also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, with minors in Spanish and Sociology.

          During her undergraduate career at Indiana University Bloomington, Elizabeth held several leadership positions involving community outreach, including with Indiana University Student Government, I Can Persist STEM Initiative, and Delta Gamma Fraternity, Inc. Elizabeth studied abroad in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, where she studied their respective health systems and public health challenges.

          In graduate school, Elizabeth completed a practicum experience with Indiana University Health. She developed a Monitoring and Evaluation dashboard, Strategic Plan, and long-term recommendations for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Service to aid in evaluating programming and increasing accessibility of care for people living with dementia, caregivers, businesses, and providers. She was also an Ambassador for the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Mentor for the Mentor Collective.

          Following graduate school, Elizabeth became a Healthcare Management Consultant for KPG Global Enterprises LLC, where she created data science models and visualizations to respond to the organizational needs of life science companies.

          Elizabeth’s professional interests include health equity, community health, operations, business development, patient-centered care, and strategy.

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          Emily Haarman – 1st Year

          Emily Haarman (2022-2024) is from the Chicago Suburbs. She obtained her MHA from University of Illinois at Chicago and Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Iowa.

          During her undergraduate career, Emily worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in the Inpatient Child Psychiatry Unit where she worked closely with healthcare providers in the care and education of patients. She also held leadership roles in an organization called Women in Business and volunteered with Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa. Additionally, Emily interned with Aldi for a summer in operations.

          In graduate school, Emily interned with UI Health in the department of Radiology with both the College of Medicine and Hospital. In this role she worked to bring Advanced Imaging services to an underserved community in the area by assisting with the establishment of a new outpatient clinic. She also worked as a Patient Administrative Coordinator for Team Rehab, an outpatient physical therapy clinic.

          Emily’s professional interests include operations, provider/staff experience, community health, and the shift to value-based care.

          Outside of work Emily enjoys staying active, traveling, playing cards/board games, and spending time with friends.

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          Jalynn Evans – 2nd Year

          Jalynn Evans (2021-2023) is a proud Indianapolis native. She earned her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake and her Bachelor of Science in Public Health along with a Certificate in Collaborative Leadership from Purdue University in West Lafayette.

          During her undergraduate collegiate career, Jalynn studied abroad in Italy where she researched women’s sexual and reproductive health and co-authored a published manuscript. She also interned at the Tippecanoe County Health Department where she created a summer program that focused on nutrition and physical health for children living in government subsidized housing. While at Purdue, she joined the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

          In graduate school, Jalynn competed against 37 other college graduate programs in the National Association of Health Services Executive’s 25th Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition where her team placed 1st for their telehealth strategy for a healthcare organization in Houston. Jalynn’s most recent internship was with Kindred Hospital Indianapolis North where she developed policies, procedures, goals, and activities for a new Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

          Jalynn’s professional interests include community health, quality improvement, clinical operations, diversity and inclusion, and healthcare equity. In her free time, Jalynn enjoys working out, trying new restaurants, traveling, and visiting with friends.

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          Katie Larin – 2nd Year

          Katie Larin (2021-2023) is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her MHA from the University of Minnesota and Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan.

          Prior to graduate school, she completed a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Oakland, California and worked as an administrative associate in a neuroscience research laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts.

          During graduate school, Katie volunteered at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, a free, student-run clinic in Minneapolis and participated in her cohort’s Antiracist Reading Club. She also interned at Michigan Medicine in the Department of Radiology. There, she developed a business plan for a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Center and determined weekly procedure volumes needed for an expansion of Interventional Radiology services to an ambulatory care location.

          Katie’s professional interests include community health and health equity, clinical operations, and patient- and family-centered care.

          Outside of work, she enjoys reading, running, biking, University of Michigan sports, and finding community in new cities.

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          2020-2022

          Mohit Limdi, MSHA, MBA, BSCHBE
          Graduate School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
          Current Role: Practice Administrator, IU Health Physicians Primary Care – IU Health

          Vi-An Nguyen, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago
          Current Role: Program Manager, Canning Thoracic Institute – Northwestern Medicine

          2019-2021

          Bryce Bogart, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Missouri
          Current Role: Associate Consultant - Chartis Group

          Hannah Meirink, MHA
          Graduate School: Texas A&M University
          Current Role: Project Manager, Community Health - IU Health

          2018-2020

          Stefany Mayhew, MHA
          Graduate School: Ohio State University
          Current Role: Director, Operational Excellence & Alignment – IU Health

          Mitch Parres, JD, MHA
          Graduate School: Saint Louis University
          Current Role: Staff Attorney - IU Health

          2017-2019

          Naomi Plasky, MBA, MPH
          Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University
          Current Role: Legislative Analyst – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

          Alex Simonton, MHA
          Graduate School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
          Current Role: Director of Community Health, Infant & Maternal Mortality and Hypertension – IU Health

          2016-2018

          Jake Lazarus, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Minnesota
          Current Role: Senior Consultant, Advisory Solutions - Q-Centrix

          Farrah Shahin, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Minnesota
          Current Role: Senior Performance Improvement Consultant – Cedars-Sinai

          2015-2017

          Victoria Bratcher, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Illinois – Chicago
          Current Role: Director of APM Operations – Trinity Health

          Juan Guzman, MHA
          Graduate School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
          Current Role: Chief Operating Officer, Indianapolis Suburban Region (ISR) – IU Health

          Former Fellows

          2020-2022

          Mohit Limdi, MSHA, MBA, BSCHBE
          Graduate School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
          Current Role: Practice Administrator, IU Health Physicians Primary Care – IU Health

          Vi-An Nguyen, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago
          Current Role: Program Manager, Canning Thoracic Institute – Northwestern Medicine

          2019-2021

          Bryce Bogart, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Missouri
          Current Role: Associate Consultant - Chartis Group

          Hannah Meirink, MHA
          Graduate School: Texas A&M University
          Current Role: Project Manager, Community Health - IU Health

          2018-2020

          Stefany Mayhew, MHA
          Graduate School: Ohio State University
          Current Role: Director, Operational Excellence & Alignment – IU Health

          Mitch Parres, JD, MHA
          Graduate School: Saint Louis University
          Current Role: Staff Attorney - IU Health

          2017-2019

          Naomi Plasky, MBA, MPH
          Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University
          Current Role: Legislative Analyst – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

          Alex Simonton, MHA
          Graduate School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
          Current Role: Director of Community Health, Infant & Maternal Mortality and Hypertension – IU Health

          2016-2018

          Jake Lazarus, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Minnesota
          Current Role: Senior Consultant, Advisory Solutions - Q-Centrix

          Farrah Shahin, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Minnesota
          Current Role: Senior Performance Improvement Consultant – Cedars-Sinai

          2015-2017

          Victoria Bratcher, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Illinois – Chicago
          Current Role: Director of APM Operations – Trinity Health

          Juan Guzman, MHA
          Graduate School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
          Current Role: Chief Operating Officer, Indianapolis Suburban Region (ISR) – IU Health