Program Benefits

Group

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

Swati Bajpayee, MBMS, MHCM - 2018-2020

Jason BattagliaSwati received her bachelor’s degree in Economics with University Honors from Wayne State University in Detroit. She then proceeded to further her studies at Wayne State University School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) candidate. During her time in medical school, she served as Director of Operations and Clinic Manager of the Robert R. Frank Student-Run Free Clinic, where a few of her major projects included transitioning to a paperless clinic, expanding upon care services offered, and improving both patient access and throughput. Realizing her passion for administrative healthcare, Swati chose to graduate early from WSU SOM with a Master of Science in Basic Medical Sciences and enroll in Johns Hopkins University’s Master of Science in Health Care Management program. While earning her second master’s degree, Swati worked full-time as an Account Manager at Force Therapeutics, a health-technology start-up based in New York City that provides an episode of care management platform for patients and providers. Swati specifically focused on implementations for both new and existing health enterprise clients while conducting data collection and analyzation, on-boarding new hires, and working closely with the product team to identify opportunities to improve end-user experiences. As an incoming fellow, Swati’s broad interests include operations, strategy, quality, and process improvement. In her free time, she enjoys baking and traveling.

Jennifer Egan, MBA, MHA - 2018-2020

David SpattJennifer received her bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida, where she studied Psychology. After graduating, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend Tulane University’s dual-degree Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration program. During that time, Jennifer served as a graduate teaching assistant and member of an international consulting team with project work based in Italy and China. Throughout her course of study, Jennifer completed two summer administrative residencies at Einstein Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. While at Einstein, she worked directly with the Chief Operating Officer to gain a high-level, comprehensive view of hospital operations. A few of her major projects included leveraging Lean Six Sigma methodologies to eliminate waste and variation in operating room processes, facilitating a successful Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certification survey, and creating a transportation Request for Proposal that generated cost savings and improved service. During her time at Jefferson, she worked in the Patient Flow Management Center and focused on healthcare operations from a granular perspective. Jennifer led a Spine and Orthopedic service line volume initiative to project demand during facility renovations and develop operational contingency plans to mitigate risk to patient flow. As an incoming fellow, Jennifer’s broad interests include operations, strategy, finance, and process improvement.

DeAnthony Hardison, MHA - 2018-2020

taylor winnDeAnthony received his Bachelor’s in Science at the University of Michigan, where he studied Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, and played Division 1 college football. While at the University of Michigan, he worked for the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion under Dr. David Brown learning about health disparity research. Directly after graduating from U of M-Ann Arbor, he went on to attend Columbia University in New York city to secure his Masters in Health Administration. In between completing his 2-year master’s program, DeAnthony worked two intensive summer-long internships at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, and a tech start up, called Parachute Health. Between the two internships, he balanced a total of 6 different projects at varying intensities. Some of these projects included a study aimed at decreasing patient no show rates, implementing a call center, and grant writing for an affiliate of the hospital. His experience with process improvement and change management at Bronx Lebanon further influenced him to pursue a career in hospital administration. DeAnthony’s main career interests are centered around organizational expansion, process improvement, problem solving, and financial management. Outside of work, you can always catch him playing a game of ultimate Frisbee, working out at the gym, or taking pictures of his various clients as he also enjoys photography.

Taylor Winn, MS - 2017-2019

taylor winnTaylor received her bachelor’s degree at Purdue University, majoring in Public Health. After graduating, she moved to downtown Chicago to attend Rush University’s Master of Science in Health Systems Management program. During the first year of the fellowship, Taylor was involved in a variety of projects and rotations, including development of a needs assessment for the Comprehensive Stroke Center, creating of a financial modeling tool for senior leadership, and assisting with workflow planning and project management for a Physician Services Agreement between Michigan Medicine and a community hospital, St. Joe’s Ann Arbor. Additionally, Taylor worked with both the Department of Otolaryngology and Ambulatory Care on the opening of a new offsite clinic, including workflow planning, supply and equipment ordering, and hiring of staff. Taylor also served as an interim Clinic Lead within the Department of Otolaryngology, where she had the opportunity to manage staff and partner with leadership to improve care and daily operations. During the second year of the fellowship, Taylor will be completing her immersion within the Department of Psychiatry.

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

2016 - 2018

Jason Battaglia University of Michigan Senior Business Consultant Department of Radiology
2016 - 2018 David Spatt University of Michigan Division Administrator General Surgery, Department of Surgery
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.