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ICAHN Rural Health Fellowship 2023-24


October 30, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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ICAHN’s Rural Health Fellowship is a six-month rural health leadership development program for new and emerging C-suite and C-suite track individuals from Illinois’ critical access and rural hospitals or other rural health organizations.

As a Fellow, you will gain a deeper appreciation of what sets rural healthcare apart from urban and a greater understanding of what rural leaders are called to do in their positions.

The Fellowship will focus on four key pillars: rural health, operations, finance, and healthcare leadership,
and will transform thinking while challenging Fellows to grow as leaders.

ICAHN will select 20 highly motivated individuals to participate in the 2023-24 Fellowship. An informational webinar will be held August 29 at 9:00 a.m. and applications will open the same day. The deadline to apply is September 22.

Key Elements of the Fellowship:

• Robust and collaborative learning curriculum, including in-person
sessions and interactive Zoom sessions that will meet twice monthly. The Fellowship kick-off will be held October 30 in Springfield, Il.
• Mentor pairing with an experienced rural health leader through the
duration of the Fellowship
• Building, planning, or implementing a rural healthcare project of your
choice, and presenting your project at the conclusion of the Fellowship

Cost: $2,500 per person. Scholarships will be available to accepted participants from ICAHN’s member critical access and small rural hospitals.

Why should you be a Fellow? Here is what Fellows from last year said about this opportunity:

    • My experience with the ICAHN fellowship program was invaluable. The CEO of Pana Community Hospital, Trina Casner, was my mentor and I hit the jackpot with her. We were able to bounce ideas off of each other, along with working on the fellowship project together. It was a great way to form relationships from around the state with many professionals. I would recommend every leader to participate in this program! 
    • It was divine intervention, as I was full of doubt about rural health.
    • A very wonderful opportunity to improve on leadership skills and to be empowered and inspired.
    • New and seasoned leaders need to embrace life long learning and relationship building. The ICAHN Fellowship program not only met this, but exceeded it.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $824,375 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.