Administrative Fellowship

Memorial Health System’s Administrative Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a recent graduate of an accredited health administration program. The fellowship is one year in duration with structured rotations throughout the health system. One Administrative Fellowship position will be offered each year, allowing the candidate to receive optimal mentoring experiences as well as provide significant contributions to the health system through project work. The fellowship program will also assist in identifying future candidates for management positions within Memorial Health System.

Application Requirements 2019-2020

  • Application Deadline: Submit by September 15, 2018
  • Statement of Interest: Please provide a statement describing why you are interested in Memorial Health System, along with your long-term professional goals (300 word maximum).
  • Professional Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation: At least 1 academic and 1 professional.
  • Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts

Administrative Fellowship Application:

  • Please provide a statement describing why you are interested in Memorial Health System, along with your long-term professional goals (300 word maximum)
  • At least 1 academic and 1 professional.


Questions or comments?  Please contact:

Danyelle Felchner

Talent Sourcer

(217) 788-3501


Andrea Ribley

Organization Learning Consultant

(217) 757-7727



  • Memorial Health System Overview

    One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois, Memorial Health System of Springfield is a community-based, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to patient care, education and research.

    Our more than 6,700 staff members, partnering physicians and hundreds of volunteers are dedicated to improving the health of the communities we have served since 1897. In a year, we serve an average of more than 40,000 inpatients, more than 667,000 outpatients and more than 125,000 patients in our four Emergency Departments. Our highly skilled team has a passion for excellence and is dedicated to providing a great patient experience for every patient every time.

    In support of our commitment to community responsibility, all Memorial Health System affiliates participate in health screenings and educational events to further provide for the healthcare needs of our community. Learn more about our community benefit initiatives.

    Our Mission

    To improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Our Vision

    To be a national leader for excellence in patient care.

    Our Values

    • Service to Humanity
    • Excellence in Performance
    • Respect for the Individual
    • Value of Employees
    • Integrity in Relationships
    • Community Responsibility
    • Equal Access

    Regional Presence and Collaboration

    With an eye on reducing costs while achieving higher quality of care for patients, MHS has partnered with BJC HealthCare of St. Louis, CoxHealth of Springfield, MO and Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City, MO to create the BJC Collaborative, LLC.

    The four systems that are part of this new Collaborative are leaders in their regions and have entered into this new relationship with a commitment to doing what is best for their patients. The Collaborative is buoyed by the tenets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that encourage partnerships and innovation. Each partner is well positioned to work together to achieve economies of scale, learn from each other and share best practices that will ultimately lead to better patient outcomes, improve healthcare access and reduce costs.

    The organizations in The BJC Collaborative share common values and a commitment to being national leaders for excellence in patient care. In a national healthcare publication, one industry analyst referred to The BJC Collaborative as “brilliant” in that it allows the partners to gain the benefits of working together as a system to share and implement ideas without giving up the local control or governance. The BJC Collaborative will bring sustainable advantages to the patients and families served.

  • Significant Accolades for Memorial Health System
    • Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services; American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2006, 2011
    • Employer of Choice, Employer of Choice International, Inc. 2010, 2011, and 2014
    • Learning Elite Organization, Gold Award and Best Mid-Size Company, 2014
    • Top 100 Most Integrated Health Networks, SDI Innovations in Healthcare Analytics
    • Fivefold Accreditation for Rehabilitation Services, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence, Two-time Silver Award for Progress Towards Excellence; Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence, National Cardiology Data Registry’s Action Registry-Get With the Guidelines Silver Performance Achievement Award, American College of Cardiology Foundation
    • 2013 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S.; iVantage Health Analytics, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Taylorville Memorial Hospital
    • Quality Excellence Achievement Award, Illinois Hospital Association, 2013, 2014
  • Memorial Medical Center

    Memorial Medical Center is a Magnet-designated, acute care hospital in Springfield that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Since 1970, Memorial has been a teaching hospital affiliated with SIU School of Medicine to provide clinical training for residents.

    Our hospital’s featured services include Memorial Heart and Vascular Services, Memorial Rehab Services, Emergency Services, Family Maternity, Regional Cancer Center, Regional Burn Center, Orthopedic Services, Memorial Behavioral Services and Memorial Transplant Services. A complete list of all medical services and programs is available.

    For more information on MMC, please visit their website:


    Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

    A cornerstone of healthcare training and education, the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) offers the best technology and state-of-the-art simulation training to prepare Memorial’s staff and clinical partners before they practice or implement change in real-world situations. The MCLI is redefining how we educate health professionals, and our Memorial employees—and our patients—benefit greatly from the opportunities made available by this facility.

    The MCLI is an integral part of Memorial’s aspiration to be a national leader for excellence in patient care, particularly in delivering safer, higher quality care to those we serve. Visit to learn more.


  • Memorial Health System Affiliates

    Memorial Home Services (MHSvs) provides home health, hospice and medical equipment services across an 18-county region in central Illinois. Home health services include skilled high-tech nursing, psychiatric nursing,home health aides, maternal-child program, specialized wound care and health, nutritional services, social services and rehabilitation. Hospice services include pain and symptom management, bereavement care and volunteer services, as well as emotional and spiritual care for terminally ill patients and their families. The hospice program  also has on-staff medical social workers, home health aides, a chaplain and dietary counseling. Memorial Home Services is one of the largest providers of home durable medical equipment products and services to residents in central Illinois. Retail stores are located in Springfield, Lincoln, Jacksonville and Taylorville. Products include medical equipment, wheelchairs, clinical respiratory equipment, medical supplies and home infusion therapy.

    Memorial Behavioral Health (MBH) offers a full range of behavioral healthcare and rehabilitation service in Sangamon, Menard, Logan, Mason, Scott and Morgan counties. MBH provides crisis intervention, extended care throughout a lifetime and brief care such as outpatient therapy. Services include community support services, psychiatric and medication services, adult day treatment, in-patient care, vocational programs and supervised residential facilities.

    Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) is a critical access hospital serving the people and communities of Logan and eastern Mason Counties. Clinical services include 24–hour emergency medicine, general acute inpatient care, intensive care, pain management, orthopedics, surgery and the Family Maternity Suites. ALMH also offers a full range of outpatient rehabilitation, therapy and diagnostic testing.

    Taylorville Memorial Hospital (TMH) is a critical access hospital offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient services to a service area of 34,000 in Christian County. These include Women’s Health Center, intensive care, acute care and surgical services, a skilled nursing unit, home health services, pediatric care, cardiopulmonary care, radiology and nuclear medicine, pulmonary rehabilitation and physical, occupational and speech therapy.

    Memorial Physician Services (MPS) is a primary care network serving more than 300,000 patients each year in 15 central Illinois locations in Chatham, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Petersburg and Springfield.

    Passavant Area Hospital (PAH) is also a Magnet® Hospital, recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. PAH is licensed for 93 patient beds, is staffed by 900 full and part-time employees, and an active medical staff of 70 physicians. Passavant has been providing healthcare services to the residents of Morgan, Cass, Greene, Scott, Macoupin counties, and portions of Brown and northern Pike counties in West Central Illinois since 1875.


  • Program Overview

    Executive Sponsor

    The program’s Executive Sponsor will be the CEO and President of the Memorial Health System. The sponsor will provide guidance regarding projects, encourage him or her to participate in regular committees and/or meetings and attend off-site classes or events pertaining to specific issues or skill areas. In short, this person will be responsible for the Fellow’s professional development. The fellow will meet regularly with the Executive Sponsor to receive feedback on their work, provide updates on activities he or she is participating in, and plan future endeavors.

     Leadership Participation

    Project Sponsors are individuals who assign specific projects to assist the Fellow in professional development during rotations. These individuals will advise and supervise the Fellow in his or her project work, and communicate his or her progress to the Executive Sponsor. Feedback pertaining to the Fellow’s contribution and/or skill areas is encouraged, either directly or indirectly, through the Executive Sponsor.

     Mentors provide the Fellow with personalized guidance and support. They also provide continuity across the rotations. Mentors share the benefits of their experience, knowledge, skills, and professional networks with the Fellows to help prepare them for a career in health care management. They link the Fellows to an overall organizational perspective and help them develop a broader picture of the organization’s work, culture, values and norms.

  • Questions or comments?

    Please contact:

    Danyelle Felchner

    Talent Sourcer

    (217) 788-3501


    Andrea Ribley

    Organization Learning Consultant

    (217) 757-7727


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