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Vail Health's Administrative Fellowship Program

Vail Health's Administrative Fellowship Program
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 Vail Health Administrative Fellowship is a two-year (24 month) program for a graduate level student with a passion for health care management. The Administrative Fellowship program allows for learning opportunities through a rotation structure at both the professional and personal level. Fellows will work alongside members of the executive leadership team, and be assigned a preceptor from this team during each rotation. 

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
  • Facility Planning
  • Population Health
  • Information Technology
  • Financial and Analytical Performance
  • Project Management


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.
     

Benefits to the Fellow

  • Opportunity to practice theory in a relatively low-risk environment
  • Exposed to decision making at the highest levels in the organization 
  • Development of mentoring relationships geared towards future professional growth

Benefits to Vail Health

  • Evaluate potential candidates for future leadership roles 
  • Allows for introduction of current academic theory and new ideas of practice
  • Contribute to high level projects or initiatives that bring value to the organization