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The Todd L. Peterson Post-Graduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration


Thank you for your interest in  a Post-Graduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration at UNC Health.  We are proud to offer 4 fellowship opportunities: UNC Hospitals (Chapel Hill, NC), UNC Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, NC), Caldwell UNC Health Care (Lenoir, NC) and UNC Physicians Network (Morrisville, NC). Each fellowship consists of a one-year appointment working with the hospital’s Executive staff.

UNC Hospitals Administrative Fellowship

The Todd L. Peterson Post-Graduate Fellowship program was created at UNC Hospitals in 1982. Named after Todd L. Peterson, retired COO UNC Hospitals, and given this history and tradition, the purpose of the Fellowship program is broadly understood within the hospital and by Executive leadership at UNC Health. Projects that Fellows participate in will be both meaningful to the system and of significant depth so as to provide a rich education.

Fellows have the flexibility to pursue and develop his or her own interests. To facilitate this meaningful experience, Fellows at UNC Hospitals will work with Rowell Daniels, System Vice President, Pharmacy, and Chief Operating Officer UNC Hospitals as the Preceptor. The Preceptor relationship exposes Fellows to Executive level strategic priorities and initiatives at the system level.

Fellows will concurrently report to an assigned Senior Vice President Mentor who will serve as a primary point of contact to express project interest and assignment, provide professional development guidance, and a mentorship relationship. The mentor relationship exposes Fellows to a broad array of operational projects based in numerous clinical service lines, diagnostic and therapeutic departments, and support services functions as well as enhanced exposure to medical staff. Past mentors have included Senior Vice President of Operations and Vice President of operations; and each mentor has embedded their fellow within their operational departments.  

Additionally, Dan Lehman, Vice President of Operations, is the Fellowship Coordinator. He serves as a primary point of contact providing day-to-day oversight of the Fellowship experience, including filtering and assigning project work based on Fellow interest, workload, educational opportunity, and organizational need. Dan is also a resource in providing meaningful shadowing opportunities throughout the year.

About UNC Hospitals

Founded in September 1952, UNC Health is an award-winning, not-for-profit integrated health care system committed to delivering state-of-the-art health care and outstanding service to patients. UNC Hospitals consists of North Carolina Memorial Hospital, North Carolina Children’s Hospital, North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital, North Carolina Women’s Hospital and North Carolina Cancer Hospital. With a licensed base of 935 beds, this facility serves as an acute-care teaching hospital for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC Rex Healthcare Administrative Fellowship

UNC Health is excited to announce the continuation of its fellowship program at UNC Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC. Through staff assignments, committee work, and participation in the hospital management team, fellows will be exposed to policy formulation, resource allocation decisions, corporate planning and problem solving. During the year, Administrative Fellows will gain familiarity with the operations of a major governmental health care system, its board, participate in Executive-on-Call rotations, and also have the opportunities to understand and interact with the operations of affiliate hospitals and their respective Fellows. Fellows will become knowledgeable of the major internal and external forces that are shaping the future of UNC REX and UNC Health. This position will offer a unique and challenging experience to individuals interested in pursuing an administrative career within a major health care system. To facilitate this, the fellows will directly report to: Ernie Bovio, President of UNC Rex Healthcare.

About UNC Rex Healthcare

UNC REX Healthcare is a not-for-profit private health care organization that joined UNC Health in 2000. In addition to a 660-bed acute care facility in Raleigh, UNC REX also offers a range of health care services at locations across Wake County. These include five wellness centers, six suburban campuses, freestanding outpatient diagnostic urgent care and surgery centers, and two skilled nursing facilities focusing on rehabilitation and long-term nursing care.

Caldwell UNC Healthcare Administrative Fellowship

UNC Health is excited to announce the continuation of its fellowship program at Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir, NC. This fellowship site for UNC Health provides a unique opportunity for experiencing health care in a community hospital setting. The selected fellow will report directly to Caldwell’s CEO, Laura Easton, and have a high level of exposure to the hospital’s senior leaders.

During the year-long appointment, the Administrative Fellow will gain familiarity with the operations of a community hospital and learn how it functions as part of a nationally recognized healthcare system. With guidance and direction from CEO, Laura Easton, the fellow will have the flexibility to pursue and develop his or her own interests as it relates to organizational needs. Additionally, the Administrative Fellow will have the unique opportunity to gain process improvement experience by playing a key role in facilitating process improvement projects throughout the hospital and its clinics. The Caldwell UNC Health Care Administrative Fellow will attain a broad exposure to the entire organization, while also developing and refining hard skills that will lay a strong foundation for the rest of his or her career.

About Caldwell UNC Health Care

Caldwell UNC Health Care is a private, not-for-profit community hospital in Lenoir, NC, with a 110-bed acute care facility and a provider network of more than 70 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practice professionals. Caldwell joined UNC Health Care in 2013. Caldwell County is located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with a rich history in sports, music, and the arts. Caldwell County is a warm and inviting community providing the perfect balance between purposeful work and active living.

UNC Physicians Network Administrative Fellowship

UNC Health is excited to announce a new fellowship program with the UNC Physician Network. UNC Physicians Network (UNCPN), a UNC Health System owned entity, provides management services for more than 100 ambulatory primary and specialty care practices which support our system partners in 14 North Carolina Counties. Through operational support that helps each practice provide complete care to patients, UNCPN makes the expertise and empathy of the UNC Health System accessible to more of North Carolina. During the year-long appointment, the Administrative Fellow will gain familiarity with the operations across the physician network and have a high level of exposure to senior leaders. Additionally, the UNCPN Administrative Fellow will attain a broad exposure to the entire organization, while also developing and refining hard skills that will lay a strong foundation for the rest of his or her career.

About UNC Physicians Network

Founded in 2009, UNCPN is physician-led and dyad-organized, with physician leaders working in collaboration with their operational counterparts. Additionally, committees representing our expansive network and focused on essential and transformational areas (such as virtual care & medical informatics, population health, children’s health, wellness and experience) drive our work. UNCPN is committed to the AHA’s Equity of Care Pledge and leading the way in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as a health care provider and employer.

The intention of these Administrative Fellowships is to provide meaningful project-based experience to graduates of master’s degree programs in healthcare management and/or clearly related disciplines. Fellows will have exposure to factors affecting the operation of a nationally competitive healthcare system. These project-oriented programs are extremely flexible, allowing the Fellow to work in many areas on projects which match the interests of the individual and organizational needs. Though these programs are not “rotational” in nature, selection of projects will expose the Fellow to as many departments and in as much depth as the Fellow aspires. Sample projects may include chairing teams and/or participating in:

  • Preparation of Strategic Plans
  • Quality and Process Improvement Initiatives
  • Budget Preparation and Financial Management
  • Certificate of Need Application and Site Planning
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Revenue Cycle Improvements
  • Productivity Management and Utilization Studies
  • Business and Program Development

Through staff assignments, committee work, and participation in the hospital management team, Fellows will be exposed to policy formulation, resource allocation decisions, corporate planning and problem solving. During the year, Administrative Fellows will gain familiarity with the operations of a major governmental healthcare system, its Board, and also have the opportunities to understand and interact with the operations of affiliate hospitals and their respective Fellows. Fellows will become knowledgeable of the major internal and external forces that are shaping the future of UNC Health, the School of Medicine and medical staff organization. This position will offer a unique and challenging experience to individuals interested in pursuing an administrative career within a major healthcare system.

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