Fellowship Program

We appreciate your interest in Mercy Health's Administrative Fellowship Program, and we invite you to learn about the program’s structure and application process below. 

Mercy Health's two-year Minority Administrative Fellowship Program is designed for recent graduates with a master's degree in healthcare administration, business administration, health services administration, or a related degree from an accredited program.

Fellows gain on-the-job experience and mentoring, as well as in-depth exposure to a broad range of management issues, as they interact with senior-level executives. In addition, Fellows learn firsthand about crucial aspects of leading a nonprofit, faith-based healthcare system, including caring for our local communities, responding to their ever-changing needs and remaining accountable to those we serve.

Mercy Health Administrative Fellowship Program in partnership with NCAF

For more information about NCAF, please go to http://nchl.org/static.asp?path=2851,6549 or to view a list of members visit http://nchl.org/static.asp?path=7003.

The Mercy Health Minority Administrative Fellowship Program is a founding member of the
National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) and abides by the Code of Good Practice.

The Fellowship offers a highly personalized experience to help each fellow grow, with:

  • Individualized placements that align with each fellow's interests, skills and expertise;
  • Senior preceptors who are seasoned executives and leaders in their fields;
  • Access to extensive market and system opportunities that span two states;
  • Opportunity for involvement in acute care, ambulatory care;
  • Collaboration with senior clinical and organizational leaders to explore new strategies, learn new skills, delve into best practices and share expertise;
  • Participation in individualized ongoing performance improvement and leadership development coaching;
  • The possibility of long-term post-fellowship employment within Mercy Health. 

Benefits & Compensation

Mercy Health offers each fellow a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance. Additionally, fellows get paid time off and support for appropriate professional travel and authorized conferences. Fellows selected for the program are eligible for reimbursement of their relocation expenses.

Application Information

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Fellowship Candidate Requirements

Degree Types (Healthcare Administration Related)

  • MHA
  • MBA
  • MPH
  • Others (JD/PhD)

Enrolled in a CAHME accredited program
Employment Experience in Healthcare
Demonstrated Leadership
Commitment to Community Service
Alignment with MH Mission/MCI Values
Adds to diversity of MH/Fellows Program

Complete CAHME Accredited Graduate Program by 2016 (Some may be required to do 1 year residency during fellowship to graduate)

Application Deadline

October 2016

For more information about the program or to submit an application, please email us.

About Mercy Health

Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is the largest health system in Ohio and the fourth largest employer in Ohio. With $5.6 billion in assets, Mercy Health employs more than 33,000 employees in more than 100 organizations – including 23 hospitals – that meet the healthcare needs of people in Ohio, Kentucky and contiguous states. (Cincinnati, Lima, Lorain, Toledo, Springfield, Youngstown)

Fellowships are offered throughout MH markets including Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Lima, Lorain, Louisville, Paducah, Toledo, Springfield and Youngstown. (Not all locations are available each year.)