The Vail Health Administrative Fellowship is a two-year (24 month) program for a graduate level student with a passion for health care management. Vail Health is the sole community healthcare provider in Eagle County, CO and has been providing care to the local and surrounding communities since 1965. Vail Health’s services include its internationally known orthopaedic and sports therapy practices, emergency and trauma services in locations across the Vail Valley, highly accredited regional cancer care, a birthing center that performs an average of 600 deliveries/year and elite surgical services.
The Administrative Fellowship program allows for learning opportunities through a rotation structure at both the professional and personal level over a 24-month period. As Vail Health’s first Administrative Fellow, the fellow will help leadership create a lasting program for years to come.
The fellow will experience a balance of project and operational work, with an emphasis on health care operations. Learning opportunities include:
Hospital and Outpatient Operations
Strategic and Market Planning
Financial and Analytical Performance
Vail Health’s Administrative Fellowship program is designed to:
Identify and foster promising candidates for management and future leadership positions across Healthcare Management
Provide an educational, interactive, and enriching experience that will contribute to the fellow’s professional development, as well as to their understanding of Vail Health.
Create opportunities for Administrative Fellows to enhance skills in project development, strategic implementation, and operations management.
Please be sure to follow all application instructions for consideration. Applications open November 15, 2019 and all complete applications are due by December 6, 2019.
Please submit the following with your application:
Personal Statement (two-page limit)
Resume or curriculum vitae
Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript
Official or unofficial graduate transcript
Three letters of recommendation (one professional, one from graduate program director or graduate school professor, and one from an individual of the applicant's choosing)
Candidates must possess excellent analytic and communication skills, should be motivated and self-starting, and adaptive to change. Prior to starting the fellowship program, interested applicants must have a master's degree from an accredited university in:
Health Administration (MHA), CAHME accredited University
Public Health (MPH), CEPH accredited University
Business Administration (MBA), AMBA, AACSB, or EQUIS accredited University
Or other related master's degree program
Internal Number: fellow
About Vail Health
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive