Administrative Fellowship

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Indiana University Health (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

Indiana University Health (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:

  • Indiana's only healthcare system to be nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report 21 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 No Mean City and 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:

  • Indiana's only healthcare system to be nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report 21 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 No Mean City and 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 Clinical Services: Life Line, 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 Clinical Services: Life Line, 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 2020 are Oct. 1 and Nov. 12, respectively.

      Please visit nafcas.liaisoncas.com to apply.

      Note: The application will be open to students starting in June 10, 2020.

      Application Components:

      • NAFCAS general application
      • Resume/CV
      • Personal statement (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

      • Complete a graduate degree in one of the following disciplines: MHA, MHSA, 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

        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 2020 are Oct. 1 and Nov. 12, respectively.

        Please visit nafcas.liaisoncas.com to apply.

        Note: The application will be open to students starting in June 10, 2020.

        Application Components:

        • NAFCAS general application
        • Resume/CV
        • Personal statement (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

        • Complete a graduate degree in one of the following disciplines: MHA, MHSA, 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

          Learn more about the IU Health Administrative Fellowship Program and have your questions answered during an upcoming informational webinar. Webinar dates for 2020 will be coming soon.

          Upcoming Webinars

          Learn more about the IU Health Administrative Fellowship Program and have your questions answered during an upcoming informational webinar. Webinar dates for 2020 will be coming soon.

          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.

          Bryce Bogart — 2nd Year

          Bryce Bogart (2019-2021) is from Kansas City and received his MHA and Bachelor of Health Science degrees from the University of Missouri.

          During graduate school, he was an administrative intern with Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City. In this role, he worked to improve hospital throughput at a community hospital by using lean initiatives to lessen room turnover time.

          Bryce also participated in a variety of extracurricular activities including serving as President of the MHA student association.

          Bryce has also interned at University of Missouri Health Care, where he worked closely with nursing leaders to bridge partnerships with area nursing schools in response to the nationwide nursing shortage. Bryce is passionate about using data science to improve how we understand health disparities in order to improve the overall health of communities.

          Outside of work, Bryce loves to travel, enjoys watching sports, and likes to explore and experience new restaurants.

          Bogart Bryce Profile

          Current Fellows

          Bryce Bogart — 2nd Year

          Bryce Bogart (2019-2021) is from Kansas City and received his MHA and Bachelor of Health Science degrees from the University of Missouri.

          During graduate school, he was an administrative intern with Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City. In this role, he worked to improve hospital throughput at a community hospital by using lean initiatives to lessen room turnover time.

          Bryce also participated in a variety of extracurricular activities including serving as President of the MHA student association.

          Bryce has also interned at University of Missouri Health Care, where he worked closely with nursing leaders to bridge partnerships with area nursing schools in response to the nationwide nursing shortage. Bryce is passionate about using data science to improve how we understand health disparities in order to improve the overall health of communities.

          Outside of work, Bryce loves to travel, enjoys watching sports, and likes to explore and experience new restaurants.

          Bogart Bryce Profile

          Hannah Meirink — 2nd Year

          Hannah Meirink (2019-2021) is originally from Chicago. She received her MHA from Texas A&M University and her B.S. in Health Information Management with a minor in Business Administration from St. Louis University.

          Prior to graduate school, she worked full-time at a Chicago health-IT company created to help health systems eliminate waste and variation in device and drug costs. In this role, she acted as a client success analyst by helping systems leverage platform utilization to uncover savings opportunities within their supply chains.

          During graduate school, she interned at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago where she helped develop an outpatient orthopedic service line. In this role, she acted as the project manager to assist both administrative and clinical personnel in their individual and joint planning and implementation efforts. Hannah’s professional interests include Design & Construction, Behavioral Health, Finance, and Strategic Planning.

          Outside of work, Hannah enjoys exercising, spending time in the sun, and developing healthy recipes in her free time.

          Meirink Hannah Profile

          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 Assistant – US House of Representatives

          Alex Simonton, MHA
          Graduate School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
          Current Role: Senior Project Manager – IU Health

          2016-2018

          Jake Lazarus, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Minnesota
          Current Role: Program Manager – IU School of Medicine

          Farrah Shahin, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Minnesota
          Current Role: Enterprise PMO Project Manager – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

          2015-2017

          Victoria Bratcher, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Illinois – Chicago
          Current Role: Director, Population Health – IU Health

          Juan Guzman, MHA
          Graduate School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
          Current Role: Regional Service Line Director, Musculoskeletal & Oncology – IU Health

          Former Fellows

          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 Assistant – US House of Representatives

          Alex Simonton, MHA
          Graduate School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
          Current Role: Senior Project Manager – IU Health

          2016-2018

          Jake Lazarus, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Minnesota
          Current Role: Program Manager – IU School of Medicine

          Farrah Shahin, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Minnesota
          Current Role: Enterprise PMO Project Manager – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

          2015-2017

          Victoria Bratcher, MHA
          Graduate School: University of Illinois – Chicago
          Current Role: Director, Population Health – IU Health

          Juan Guzman, MHA
          Graduate School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
          Current Role: Regional Service Line Director, Musculoskeletal & Oncology – IU Health