American Family Children's Hospital

Administrative Fellowship

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UW Health offers a two-year Administrative Fellowship. This program is designed to cultivate leaders in the field of academic health care by fostering close working relationships between the senior leadership while exposing the Fellow to a diverse array of operational activities.


Two positions are available for the 2017-2019 Administrative Fellowship.


Each Fellow will spend two years working with senior leadership teams of the health systems' inpatient and ambulatory operations. Additionally, the Fellow will engage with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to further develop competencies related specifically to academic health care. The two-year program is designed to provide the Fellow with experience in the preparation and execution of strategic plans and initiatives while gaining exposure to the day-to-day operations of an academic medical center.


There are four program preceptors who serve as advisors to the Fellow throughout:

  • Tim Gaillard, MHA, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of University Hospital
  • Deborah Biggs, JD, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Bob Flannery, Chief Administration Officer and Chief Financial Officer
  • Teresa Neely, Senior Vice President, Chief Ambulatory Administrative Officer

The Fellow will complete rotations in core areas of academic health care management. These include:

  • Ambulatory Clinics
  • Ancillary and Support Services
  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Finance
  • Health System Governance
  • Hospital Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Nurse Management
  • Physician Recruitment
  • Research & Graduate Studies
  • Service Line Management and Operations

In addition to the core competency rotations, the Fellowship experience is tailored to the interests of the selected candidate. The Fellow is given opportunities for project work simultaneously during the above rotations as well as during elective rotation slots. Areas of opportunity for project work include, but are not limited to:

  • Compliance
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Labor Relations
  • New Business Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Pediatric Services at American Family Children's Hospital
  • Quality Improvement
  • Strategic Planning