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Administrative Fellowship Program Details

The Children's Mercy Administrative Fellowship is a one-year, postgraduate opportunity from July through June. Administrative Fellows will have an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of and exposure to health care administration at the director and executive levels.

By reporting to a Vice President, the fellow will have the opportunity to have an extensive learning experience within a multihospital, multicultural and research-based organization.

With the assistance of the senior executive team, fellows will have the autonomy to develop a set of project proposals and have insight to the clinical, administrative and operational aspects of hospital management by means of observation, committee meetings and hands-on experience.

This opportunity will expose the fellow to current health care trends and issues that will foster the development of the verbal, interpersonal and analytical skills desired in today's health care leaders.


Areas of activity

Fellows will gain professional experience through a variety of hands-on disciplines, including:

  • Communications and Marketing

  • Supply Chain and Materials Management

  • Philanthropy

  • Quality Improvement

  • Decision Support, Financial Analysis and Budget

  • Business Development

  • Admissions

  • Chaplaincy

  • Child Life

  • Environmental Services

  • Surgical Services and Operating Room

  • Transport

  • Allied Health Services

  • Emergency Department

  • Social Work and Community Development

  • Patient Care Services

  • Patient Financial Services

Children's Mercy takes pride in providing a valuable fellowship experience upon which the administrative fellow can excel professionally within health care administration. As preceptor for the fellowship program, my responsibilities include serving as a mentor and ensuring that the fellow has resources and access to leadership across all levels of hospital management, clinical care and operations. My goal is for the fellow to have a meaningful post-graduate learning experience and cultivate relationships that can expand beyond his/her career.

Marshaun Butler, MHSA, Children's Mercy Kansas Operations, Clinical Support Services, Chief Diversity Officer