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Administrative Fellowship

Are you a recent graduate with an MHA from an accredited health administration program? Do you want a career opportunity that offers much more flexibility, positive impact, and professional satisfaction? Pursue Memorial Health’s Administrative Fellowship and contribute to our legacy of success stories.

This one-year, structured-rotation fellowship is only offered to one individual yearly. It’s a unique opportunity to experience optimal mentoring, gain organization-wide exposure, and make strong, meaningful contributions to our health system through significant, real-world projects. We believe our fellowship offers more advantages than you’ll find anywhere else. Apply today and see for yourself.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-23 Administrative Fellowship.


Administrative Fellowship

  • Memorial Health Overview

    Memorial Health has grown a lot since our founding as a single hospital in 1897. The communities we serve have expanded in size, scope, and need. And we’ve responded with additional locations, resources, facilities, and colleagues. So we understand and encourage your desire to explore. To extend your skills. To expand your expectations of yourself.

    Today, Memorial is one of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois. We’re a system of eight proud, highly respected affiliates, each equally adept at meeting the needs of its communities. Our not-for-profit organization has the size, development resources, and vision to expand your potential exponentially. We are strong, determined, and prepared to help you realize your goals.

    One look at our many certifications and accreditations and you’ll know: We remain dedicated to excellence in care, education, and research. Through alliances with the BJC HealthCare Collaborative and Southern Illinois University of Medicine, we can offer you the ability to learn, grow, and advance in ways that others can’t. Here, you’ll enjoy:

    Great Colleagues: We engage a dedicated team and develop them to do their best together.

    Great Partners: We grow and sustain partnerships that improve health.

    Great Access: We offer care that is convenient and accessible to all who seek to improve their health.

    Great Experience: We deliver experiences that build trusted relationships.

    Great Results: We achieve great clinical, community, financial and organizational health.

    Regional Presence and Collaboration

    With an eye on reducing costs while achieving higher quality of care for patients, MH has partnered with BJC HealthCare of St. Louis, CoxHealth of Springfield, MO and Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City, MO to create the BJC Collaborative, LLC.

    The four systems that are part of this new Collaborative are leaders in their regions and have entered into this new relationship with a commitment to doing what is best for their patients. The Collaborative is buoyed by the tenets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that encourage partnerships and innovation. Each partner is well positioned to work together to achieve economies of scale, learn from each other and share best practices that will ultimately lead to better patient outcomes, improve healthcare access and reduce costs.

    The organizations in The BJC Collaborative share common values and a commitment to being national leaders for excellence in patient care. In a national healthcare publication, one industry analyst referred to The BJC Collaborative as “brilliant” in that it allows the partners to gain the benefits of working together as a system to share and implement ideas without giving up the local control or governance. The BJC Collaborative will bring sustainable advantages to the patients and families served.

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  • Significant Accolades for Memorial Health
    • Magnet Designation for Excellence in Nursing Services; American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2006, 2011, 2016
    • Employer of Choice, Employer of Choice International, Inc. 2010, 2011, and 2014
    • Learning Elite Organization, Gold Award and Best Mid-Size Company, 2014, 2019
    • Top 100 Most Integrated Health Networks, SDI Innovations in Healthcare Analytics
    • Fivefold Accreditation for Rehabilitation Services, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence, Two-time Silver Award for Progress Towards Excellence; Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence, National Cardiology Data Registry’s Action Registry-Get With the Guidelines Silver Performance Achievement Award, American College of Cardiology Foundation
    • 2013 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S.; iVantage Health Analytics, Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Taylorville Memorial Hospital
    • Quality Excellence Achievement Award, Illinois Hospital Association, 2013, 2014
    • AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, American Hospital Association, 2016
    • Best Organization in Leadership Development (BOLD), National Center for Healthcare Leadership, 2018
    • BEST Award, Association for Talent Development, 2019
  • Memorial Health Affiliates

    We’re proud to say that we want everyone in our organization to feel like a number: One. One System united by a single goal: to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Memorial Home Care (MHC)

    Memorial Care (MC)

    Memorial Behavioral Health Center(MBHC)

    Springfield Memorial Hospital (SMH)

    Lincoln Memorial Hospital (LMH)

    Taylorville Memorial Hospital (TMH)

    Jacksonville Memorial  Hospital (PAH)

    Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH)

  • Program Overview

    Executive Sponsor

    The program’s Executive Sponsor will be the CEO and President of Memorial Health. The sponsor will provide guidance regarding projects, encourage him or her to participate in regular committees and/or meetings and attend off-site classes or events pertaining to specific issues or skill areas. In short, this person will be responsible for the Fellow’s professional development. The fellow will meet regularly with the Executive Sponsor to receive feedback on their work, provide updates on activities he or she is participating in, and plan future endeavors.

    Leadership Participation

    Project Sponsors are individuals who assign specific projects to assist the Fellow in professional development during rotations. These individuals will advise and supervise the Fellow in his or her project work, and communicate his or her progress to the Executive Sponsor. Feedback pertaining to the Fellow’s contribution and/or skill areas is encouraged, either directly or indirectly, through the Executive Sponsor.

    Mentors provide the Fellow with personalized guidance and support. They also provide continuity across the rotations. Mentors share the benefits of their experience, knowledge, skills, and professional networks with the Fellows to help prepare them for a career in health care management. They link the Fellows to an overall organizational perspective and help them develop a broader picture of the organization’s work, culture, values and norms.

  • Administrative Fellow Alumni

    Drew Early

    Current Role: President and Chief Executive Officer, Decatur Memorial Hospital

    Degree Received: MHA, University of Michigan

    Served as Administrative Fellow: 2006-2007

    Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

    Memorial Health System Career Path: Administrative Fellow; Administrator, Cardiovascular Services; Administrator, Cardiovascular & Emergency Services; Administrator, Emergency Services; Vice President Operations, President & CEO

    Jay Roszhart

    Current Role: President, MHS Ambulatory Group

    Degree Received: MHA, Saint Louis University

    Served as Administrative Fellow: 2009-2010

    Hometown: Springfield, IL

    Memorial Health System Career Path: Administrative Fellow; Manager of People Operations; Director, Case Management and Clinical Integration; Administrator, Clinical Integration and Care Coordination; Vice President, Ambulatory Networks; Vice President, Ambulatory Networks and Clinical Integration; President, MHS Ambulatory Group

    Samantha Reed

    Current Role: System Administrator, Orthopedics and Neurosciences

    Degree Received: MHA, University of Iowa

    Served as Administrative Fellow: 2010-2011

    Hometown: Dubuque, IA

    Memorial Health System Career Path: Administrative Fellow; Lean Six Sigma Project Manager; Director, Nursing Operations Improvement and Memorial Access; System Administrator, Orthopedics and Neurosciences

    Robert Ellison

    Current Role: System Administrator, Business Development and Governmental Affairs

    Degree Received: MHA, Saint Louis University

    Served as Administrative Fellow: 2011-2012

    Hometown: Auburn, IL

    Memorial Health System Career Path: Administrative Fellow; Senior Business Development Analyst-; Manager, Business Development; System Director, Business Development & Planning;  Director of Business Development & Community Engagement; System Administrator, Business Development & Governmental Affairs

    Graham Prellwitz

    Current Role: System Director, Decision Sciences

    Degree Received: MHA, Saint Louis University

    Served as Administrative Fellow: 2014-2015

    Hometown: Mount Pleasant, IA

    Memorial Health System Career Path: Administrative Fellow; Manager, Patient Experience; Operations Improvement Project Manager; Data Scientist; System Director, Decision Sciences

    Henry Hurwitz

    Current Role: System Administrator, Population Health

    Degree Received: MHA, Saint Louis University

    Served as Administrative Fellow: 2015-2016

    Hometown: Springfield, IL

    Memorial Health System Career Path: Administrative Intern; Administrative Fellow; Manager, Ambulatory Care Management; Director, Memorial Health Partners; System Administrator, Population Health

    Erin Grant

    Current Role: Value Based Agreement Coordinator

    Degree Received: JD & MHA, Saint Louis University

    Served as Administrative Fellow: 2018-2019

    Hometown: St. Louis, MO

    Memorial Health System Career Path: Administrative Fellow; Value Based Agreement Coordinator

    Alli Goldasich

    Current Role: Project Manager I

    Degree Received: MHA, Saint Louis University

    Served as Administrative Fellow: 2019-2020

    Hometown: Gillespie, IL

    Memorial Health System Career Path: Administrative Fellow; Project Manager I

  • Questions?

    Please contact:

    Danyelle Felchner

    Senior Talent Sourcer

    (217) 788-3501

    felchner.danyelle@mhsil.com

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