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Administrative Fellowship at PeaceHealth

Program Overview

PeaceHealth Administrative Fellows will participate in high-level executive discussions and decision-making regarding strategic and operational objectives. Administrative Fellows will join innovative health care projects within the entire continuum of healthcare, including hospital operations, in-patient and ambulatory services, healthcare literacy and delivery, continuous improvement, patient safety, information technology, regulatory compliance, physician partnership and strategic planning. Fellows will work at our System Services Center in Vancouver, WA with travel throughout the PeaceHealth Networks in Alaska, Oregon and Washington.

PeaceHealth is committed to providing opportunities for underrepresented minorities (Asian American, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian and/or Pacific Islander) in healthcare leadership roles. We encourage applicants from these underrepresented groups to apply. Our program seeks to enrich and diversify PeaceHealth across its networks by hiring innovative, mission-driven professionals who are invested in health equity and social justice.

Our 12-month Administrative Fellowship offers challenging, hands-on administrative experiences to professionals who have graduated within 24 months prior to June of any given calendar year. At the start of the program, our fellows are onboarded under the guidance of senior leaders who sponsor and guide their career growth and advocate for internal advancement opportunities within the organization.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Alaska, Oregon and Washington. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 1,100 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest.

In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities.

Our core values of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice define how we provide service. We welcome collaborative partnerships that strengthen our ability to serve the common good, which is realized when economic, political and social conditions protect the fundamental rights of all persons, thus extending the healing mission of Jesus Christ. The PeaceHealth vision, “Every person receives safe, compassionate care, every time, every touch," guides what we do. We invite our caregivers and community partners to participate in fulfilling the following commitments, which flow from our core values.

PeaceHealth recognizes all employees as caregivers who serve the heart of our ministry. We champion their health and dignity and are dedicated to their personal and professional growth. We strive to promote workplace relationships that are healing, trusting and accountable, and to give people a voice in matters affecting their work. When major clinical and organizational decisions are required, we engage in a process to determine an appropriate ethical response consistent with our values.

PeaceHealth offers a competitive salary, benefits, relocation assistance and all costs related to professional development. 

Program Goals

  • Exposure to senior leadership.
  • Develop a broad range of healthcare operations, strategic planning, business development, quality improvement, project management and leadership skills.
  • Specific and valuable experience working in the healthcare environment.
  • Improved professional networking opportunities including peer/alumni mentoring.
  • Contribute to priority initiatives for various units across PeaceHealth.
  • Greater ability for self-assessment, skill enhancement and career growth.

Application Details and Requirements

All prospective fellows must:

  • Have graduated with a Master’s degree within 24 months prior to June of any given calendar year in hospital administration, health administration, health services administration, public health, public administration, business administration or related fields.
  • Has capacity to manage multiple competing objectives, priorities, and projects with an attention to detail.
  • Has demonstrated excellent writing, presentation, time management and organizational skills.
  • Have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.
  • Be a motivated self-starter who is an excellent multicultural team player and contributor.
  • Be eligible to work, currently and in the future, in the United States without visa sponsorship. 

And, submit the following:

  • Current resume
  • A cover letter that outlines professional achievements, career interests, and commitment to equity and social justice.

All resumes and cover letters should be uploaded to the “Documents” section of the National Administrative Fellowship Centralize Application System (NAFCAS portal). The NAFCAS portal will provide separate instructions on submitting recommendation letters during the online application process. Recommendation letters may be addressed to the PeaceHealth Administrative Fellowship Program Application Review Committee.

Application process:

  • July 27, 2020 – PeaceHealth’s application period opens. Please apply through the NAFCAS portal.
  • October 1, 2020 – Application deadline.
  • August – October 2020 – The applicant pool will be reviewed and select applicants will participate in virtual interviews.
  • October 5, 2020 – PeaceHealth makes the final offers. 
  • November 12, 2020 – Applicants must provide their final acceptance of the offers.
  • June 2021 – Fellowship and program orientation starts.


More information

For more information regarding our Fellowship, please contact:
Louis Williams
System Vice President Talent Acquisition, Workforce Planning
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