Administrative Fellowship Program Structure

This two-year developmental program combines both rotations and projects allowing Fellows access to unique opportunities and to explore all aspects of hospital administration in both the narrow and broad scopes. Our program offers a three tiered educational approach that:

  • fosters a broad understanding of operations management and leadership in a complex healthcare environment
  • allows the Fellow to lead specific projects to improve the organization
  • integrates the Fellow as a member of the executive team

 Leadership Support

The preceptors for the 2016 - 2018 fellowship are:

  • John Fox, President and CEO, Beaumont Health
  • Susan Grant, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Beaumont Health
  • Kelly Smith, President, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
  • Nancy Susick, President, Beaumont Hospital, Troy
  • Laura Glenn, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Beaumont Physician Partners and Beaumont Medical Group

The Fellows serve as integral parts of the senior leadership team and support the work of committees and councils. Each Fellow holds an essential part of the different leadership committees such as the Royal Oak Hospital Executive Committee, the Troy Clinical Leadership Council, the BMG Chief Medical Officer Executive Cabinet, and the Executive Leadership Team. This work advances the success of the organization and exposes the Fellow to current challenges faced by leadership and the processes by which these challenges are addressed.

The Fellows will have numerous Meet and Greets with leadership and past Fellows and the opportunity to participate in fellowship lunch and learns.


The first year of the fellowship is project-based at the Fellow’s home site where the Fellow will be given the opportunity to actively participate in senior-level meetings, present to leadership, and manage initiatives. Project work will involve data extraction, analysis and presentation, business planning, generation of financial pro formas, operations flow analysis and interaction with staff at all levels of the organization. The Fellow is expected to address complex issues and propose recommendations for consideration and implementation. Sample projects completed by past Fellows include:

  • completed and filed a Certificate of Need application
  • evaluated effectiveness of pre-employment survey tool in reducing turnover
  • managed capital budgeting process
  • participated in multidisciplinary "kaizen" process improvement teams to enhance patient flow
  • analyzed nursing unit occupancy and capacity for heart failure patients; worked with Director of Nursing to develop plan for a designated heart failure nursing unit
  • completed orthopedic strategic business plan incorporating a market assessment and growth initiatives
  • facilitated a campus development plan
  • developed and implemented a Surgical Optimization Clinic to improve post-surgical outcomes
  • created an electronic scheduling process for inpatient rehabilitation
  • assisted in coordinating a health collaborative for an underserved area in Metro Detroit
  • collaborated with the Green Team to create a policy and algorithm for expired and non-expired product donation
  • coordinated the business development of a Specialty Pharmacy program

Clinical Rotations

The first year of the fellowship will also include a clinical experience component as Fellows complete short-term clinical rotations in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • emergency medicine
  • surgery
  • lab
  • pharmacy
  • skilled nursing facility
  • home health

Departmental Rotations

The second year of the fellowship is rotational-based with 6 months of required rotations and 6 months of electives. The Fellows will have a chance to travel to other hospital sites and corporate headquarters to experience hospital operations within Beaumont Health. These department rotations will vary from 1 to 4 weeks, allowing for flexibility to accommodate the Fellows’ interests in order to ensure continuous learning, and will be determined based on a mutual understanding with their preceptor. These rotations include, but are not limited to:

  • finance and revenue cycle
  • quality, safety and service
  • human resources
  • strategic planning
  • information technology
  • marketing and communications

* The second year is also meant to be a transition between the end of the fellowship and the hopeful employment of the Fellow.