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Administrative Fellowship Program

The Administrative Fellowship Program

The Loyola Medicine Administrative Fellowship is a one-year program structured to develop the leadership skills of future healthcare administrators. The program promotes learning and application of practical skills in operations, strategy, and front-line management to prepare fellows for leadership careers in the academic healthcare environment.

Loyola Medicine's Administrative Fellowship is structured to provide a broad educational experience in the first three months and front-line operational during the latter nine months. The fellowship offers the unique opportunity to work closely with administrative and clinical leaders in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Our distinction as a nationally ranked academic medical center combined with our role as a nonprofit Catholic healthcare provider makes Loyola Medicine unique in the greater Chicago area.

Program Overview

Learn the System

Loyola Medicine encompasses Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (community hospital) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital (teaching hospital) in Berwyn and care centers at more than 35 locations across Illinois.  Fellows learn the system through departmental immersions, high-level project ownership, and participation in executive meetings. Fellows also receive mentorship from and report directly to Shawn P. Vincent, President and Chief Executive Officer of Loyola Medicine.

Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine has been a part of Trinity Health since 2011. Trinity Health is a national Catholic healthcare system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. The administrative fellowship at Loyola Medicine is sponsored by Trinity Health, with access to leadership development and preceptors identified to ensure continuity and exposure to the corporate functions.

Learn more about Trinity Health fellowships.

Trinity Health has 133,000 colleagues, 94 hospitals and 109 continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 22 states. The story of Trinity Health began more than 170 years ago, when several congregations of religious women answered the call to help transform communities across the United States.

Change the System

The fellowship program is a self-directed, interest-specific leadership opportunity. Fellows will spend time developing areas of personal interest and will have the opportunity to select meaningful project work from a variety of proposals from high-level leaders across Loyola Medicine.

Support at the Highest Level 

Shawn P. Vincent, President and Chief Executive Officer, strongly supports the Loyola Medicine Administrative Fellowship program:

At Loyola Medicine, we strongly support the Administrative Fellow Program at the highest levels of the organization.  We embrace our commitment to caring for the whole person.  This extends to our fellows while they are in our program but also as they move forward in their careers.  At Loyola Medicine, Administrative Fellows collaborate with our dedicated clinical staff and passionate leadership team to reach their full potential as the healthcare leaders of the future.

We invite you to learn more about how we provide high-quality healthcare while also treating the human spirit. To be part of the Loyola experience, please apply to our Administrative Fellowship Program today.

Best of Luck,

Shawn P. Vincent
President & CEO, Loyola Medicine

Our Fellows

2019-20 Fellows

David Cook, MHSA '19, University of MichiganDavid Cook

David is one of the 2019-20 Administrative Fellows at Loyola Medicine. He received his Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) in from the University of Michigan – School of Public Health in 2019 and his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Michigan State University in 2016.

During graduate school, David completed an administrative internship in the radiology department at University of Chicago Medicine. He was responsible for transitioning manual tracking for imaging service contracts to a centralized automated database, resulting in streamlined costing information and contract process improvement.

David also coordinated the implementation of an automated alerting system for MRI visits and designed a business plan for in-house engineering training and service contract adjustments.


Garrett A. Danelz, MHA '19, University of IowaGarrett Danelz

Garrett is one of the 2019-20 Administrative Fellows at Loyola Medicine. He received his Master of Health Administration (MHA) in from the University of Iowa in 2019 and his BBA in Business Management & Organizations from University of Iowa in 2017.

During graduate school, Garrett completed an administrative internship at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL. He redesigned nurse staffing models to optimize workflows, enhance efficiency and increase patient volume in the NorthShore Skokie Hospital infusion center by 10 percent without expanding office hours.

Garrett also managed a 15-person team, developing a system-wide continuum of care redesign to reduce variation and increase care coordination for total joint replacement, complex surgical and complex medical cases.


Past Fellows


Lauren Waggoner, MHA '18, The University of Iowa

Jenna Zmuda, MHA '18, Saint Louis University


Colleen Chenevey, MHA '17, The Ohio State University

Danielle Young, MHA '17, Saint Louis University


Nicole Powell, MS HSM '16, Rush University

Jessica Rouse, MHA '16, Saint Louis University


Heather Mintz, MPH '15, Harvard University

Rafael Daney Nieves, MHSA '15, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor



Megan Passman, MHSA ’14, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor


Julie Dean, MS HSM ’13, Rush University

Betsy Bruinsma, MHSA ’13, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor


Vineeth Gossain, MBA ’12, Loyola University Chicago

James Diamond, MHA/JD ’12, Saint Louis University


Jami Youmans, MHA ’11, Saint Louis University


Application Process

The following information should be submitted through the NAFCAS (National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service) by October 1, 2020 under the Trinity Health Fellowship Portal:

  • Graduate Academic Records
  • Current Résumé
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from a faculty member if currently enrolled in a graduate degree program)
  • Narrative statement of fellowship and career objectives. Include in your statement answers to the following:
    • What would you bring to Trinity Health to help us better live out our mission?
    • How would the fellowship help you achieve your career goals?
  • Email and telephone numbers where you can be reached in 2019
  • Desired geographic location: Loyola Medicine

To speak to the current Loyola Medicine Fellows, please contact:

          David Cook and Garrett Danelz