Administrative Fellowship Program - CHI Health, Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Administrative Fellowship Program

Administrative Fellowship


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NOTE: On August 21, 2014, "The Newtork" announced its new name: CHI Health. Read more about the name change here. The details of the fellowship and organization description remain the same. Applicants who submit application materials addressed to "CHI Health" will receive equal consideration to those addressed to CHI Health. If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Cooling.

CHI Health sponsors a 24-month Administrative Fellowship, fostering executive training in an integrated health system environment. The Fellowship is established to train and educate post-graduate students with a complete perspective of both an integrated healthcare system and the healthcare arena in which it operates. Throughout the 24-month Fellowship, the Fellow, the CEO, and the system Executive Leadership Team will work together to craft an experience that matches the Fellow's interests as well as the needs of the organization.

The fellow will spend the first part of his or her fellowship with system leadership attending executive leadership team meetings, board meetings, and engaging in and leading initiatives from the system level. During the remainder of his or her term, the fellow will spend time in the acute hospital setting, in the clinic setting, and in additional areas where the fellow has an interest. In each of these areas, the fellow will be immersed in day-to-day operations and have the opportunity to take ownership of projects and lead initiatives. The fellow shall have access to the system leadership team members and meetings throughout the entire fellowship.

Application Requirements

Applicants have, or will have completed a Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), or equivalent degree from an accredited healthcare management program by June 2015. U.S. citizenship required. Candidates must exhibit a commitment to pursuing a management career in healthcare with a strong interest in management opportunities within an integrated healthcare delivery system.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials in one PDF file via email to Chelsea Cooling at by September 26, 2014:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of interest in pursuing the Administrative Fellowship at CHI Health (no more than one page).
  4. Graduate transcripts (Scanned copies from registrar, from all schools attended)
  5. Undergraduate transcripts (Scanned copies from registrar, from all schools attended)
  6. Three (3) letters of reference (Scanned copies of signed letters)

Materials will be considered immediately upon receipt of the application. Each application will be reviewed by the selection committee. After careful review of application materials, qualified applicants will be scheduled for a phone interview. Candidates selected to move on from the phone interview will be invited to Omaha for on-site interviews with CHI Health leadership and previous fellows. Phone interviews and onsite interviews may be held before application deadline.


Alegent Creighton Health and the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Nebraska health systems have integrated to create a single, regional health network with a unified vision: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. The combined organization is now called "CHI Health."

CHI Health, a CHI-sponsored organization consists of 16 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. Nearly 15,900 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Corning, Iowa, CHI Health is the largest system in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northern Kansas.

As a CHI-sponsored organization, CHI Health shares the CHI mission. The Mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Any questions can be directed to:
Chelsea Cooling, Administrative Fellow
Phone: (402)-343-4528