Program Benefits


The program provides a foundation in leadership skills that are transferable to many career paths in health care management. Specifically, the program will enhance and develop an individual's analytical, communications, project management, organizational and leadership skills.

Current Fellows

Jason Battaglia, MHA - 2016-2018
Jason BattagliaJason Battaglia attended Florida State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Finance. After growing up and attending college in Florida, Jason traveled north and attended the University of Minnesota’s Master of Healthcare Administration program. During Jason’s first year of the fellowship, he focused a large portion of his effort with the Office of Strategic Planning & Business Development and the Population Health Office. During Jason’s rotation with Strategic Planning, he worked on a multidisciplinary workgroup to develop a comprehensive business plan for the creation of a community physician track at Michigan Medicine. Additionally, Jason served as an interim project manager for MidMichigan-related projects, including the development of a provider engagement strategy. In the Population Health Office, Jason co-led the implementation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) payment model. Primarily, Jason focused on the system’s billing & coding strategy for the program and created tools to track and manage program-related payments. Jason worked on many hospital-based projects as well, including the creation of an “inpatient return transfer process” for the University Hospital, the development of a business plan and budget for a pediatric complex care model at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and the implementation of a new repair parts ordering process with Clinical Engineering. Lastly, Jason spent time with the Quality Department, supporting the Health System Clinical Quality Committee and the MPrOVE initiative. Jason will begin his second-year immersion with the Department of Radiology in August.

David Spatt, MEd, MBA - 2016-2018
David SpattDavid received his bachelor’s degree at Colorado College, majoring in economics. After graduating, he joined Teach For America and taught middle school mathematics in an under-resourced public school in Nashville, Tennessee while simultaneously earning his master’s in education. After spending three years as classroom teacher, David enrolled in the M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration program at The University of Colorado, Denver. During the first year of his fellowship at Michigan Medicine, David was involved in a wide variety of projects and rotations, namely, the development of a five-year cross-divisional strategic plan for the Department of Urology, designing and im plementing a faculty-specific recruitment toolkit with leaders from the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, supporting the Human Resources department on an assortment of labor-relations specific initiatives, and creating a pediatric chronic complex care coordination payment and delivery model. David also served as an interim Clinic Manger within the Department of Ophthalmology where he had the opportunity to manage staff and partner with physician leadership to improve care delivery and daily operations. During the second year of his fellowship, David will serve as a dedicated resource within the Department of Surgery.

Taylor Winn, MS - 2017-2019

taylor winnTaylor received her bachelor’s degree at Purdue University, where she studied Public Health. After graduating, she moved to downtown Chicago to attend Rush University’s Master of Science in Health Systems Management program. During that time, Taylor served in many leadership roles, including the program’s student government, as a coach for case competitions, and by piloting an interdisciplinary project with the College of Nursing to reduce employee turnover at a local assisted living facility. She also had the opportunity to work in inpatient rehabilitation, where she coordinated the successful Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certification survey, receiving the maximum three-year accreditation. Taylor then completed a summer internship with The University of Colorado Hospital, where she led a process improvement initiative to reduce errors and improve turnover of surgical instruments in the hospital’s sterile processing department. After returning to Chicago, Taylor began working with the Rush Obstetrics and Gynecology department, where she assisted with the planning and execution of acquiring private practices and converting them to the Rush standards of care. As an incoming fellow, Taylor’s broad interests include operations, business development, quality, and process improvement.


Selected Projects Undertaken by Previous Michigan Medicine Administrative Fellows

Process Improvement Strategy Marketing Operations
Emergency Department Patient Flow Analysis Created infrastructure for Nurse Magnet Recognition process Analysis for outpatient facility expansion Serve as interim clinic coordinator in Department of Ophthalmology
Care Management Program Implementation Develop cross-divisional strategic plan for Department of Urology New program analysis for ambulatory surgery center Electronic Medical Record Optimization
Improved patient rehabilitation therapy CMS 3-hour rule compliance Create business plan for creation of a community physician track Created strategic priorities for marketing a clinical service line based on key metrics (i.e. access, OR utilization) Create an inpatient return transfer process for University Hospital
Business Development Financial Analysis Human Resources Population Health
Cancer Center Market Analysis Department Financial Benchmarking Support department regarding labor-relations initiatives Community Benefit Report
New center of excellence business proposal Graduate Medical Education Budget Project Create dashboard with key nurse retention and recruitment metrics Co-lead implementation of Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) payment model
New service line proposal Year-end financial analysis of collaborative relationship with local community hospital Design and implement faculty-specific recruitment toolkit Home health network analysis

Previous Fellows and Their Current Professional Positions

Year of Fellowship Name University Current Position Organization
2015 - 2017 Hillary Gallagher The Ohio State University Division Administrator Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine
2015 - 2017 Sangeeta Vijayagopolan University of Minnesota Senior Project Manager MPrOVE, Quality Department, Michigan Medicine
2014 - 2016 Christopher Nagata University of Arizona Administrative Manager Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Michigan Medicine
2014 - 2016 David Cruz University of Michigan Senior Project Manager Children's & Women's Hospital, Michigan Medicine
2013 - 2015 Kristin Bernstein University of Minnesota Business Development Officer Office of Strategic Planning & Business Development, Michigan Medicine
2013 - 2015 Mike Rose The Ohio State University Surgery Center Director Desert Orthopaedic Center
2012 - 2014 Heather Burke Rush University Division Administrator, Breast Surgery and Trauma/Critical Care Surgery Northwestern Medicine
2012 - 2014 Patrick Brady Emory University Manager Data & Methods Hub, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, Michigan Medicine
2011 - 2013 Meghan Moore University of Michigan Administrative Manager Briarwood Medical Group, Michigan Medicine
2010 - 2012 Katie Konson University of Michigan Senior Administrative Manager Quality Department, Michigan Medicine
2010 - 2012 Safia Al-Kharsa University of Michigan Independent Consultant Consultancy (International Consulting)
2009 - 2011 Marisa Rodriguez University of Michigan Division Administrator Hospital Medicine, Deptartment of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine
2008 - 2010 Christine La Jeunesse University of Michigan Administrative Director Congenital Heart Center, Michigan Medicine
2007 - 2009 Carolina Typaldos University of Michigan Operations Manager Cancer Infusion, Michigan Medicine
2006 - 2008 Amy Huang University of Michigan Project Senior Manager and Adjunct Clinical Asstistant Professor of Internal Medicine Global Reach, Michigan Medicine
2005 - 2007 Aarti Aurora (Porwal) University of Michigan Director Strategic Initiatives, Stanford University School of Medicine
2004 - 2006 Kendra (Brown) Jackson University of Michigan Hospital Services Administrator Dept. of Psychiatry, Michigan Medicine
1981 - 1983 Tony Denton University of Michigan Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michigan Medicine

Pay and Benefits

Fellows receive a salary competitive with leading administrative fellowship programs as well as a competitive benefits package, including health care insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plan eligibility, a generous "Paid Time Off" program, Child Care and Health Care Reimbursement Accounts, and disability and life insurance. The fellow also receives support to attend two conferences of his/her choice over the course of the fellowship and the Association for Academic Medical Center's Fellow's Conference during the first year.