Program Overview

Program Overview

Concentrations and opportunities

The Groner Fellowship is separated into two phases: Rotation and Specialization. The first phase offers broad exposure to the entire Baptist Memorial Health Care system, where fellows visit and work with many if not all the system’s entities and services for hands-on experience. The second phase is a more focused deep dive into an area of interest.

Phase One - Rotation

Here you’ll work with leaders and groups in a variety of environments, including:

  • Physician group practices
  • Telehealth
  • Multiple health care markets
  • Hospital and outpatient operations in large, midsize and small hospitals in rural and urban settings; critical access care; Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital, etc.
  • Corporate operations including communications/marketing, finance, HR, internal audit, labs, pharmacy, infection prevention and more.
  • Service lines, including surgery, Baptist Cancer Center, Baptist Heart Institute and cardiovascular care, neurology, emergency department and more.
  • Nursing, ancillary and support services departments

Phase Two – Specialization

Once the Rotation phase is complete, fellows and preceptors select an area or initiative of interest, based on the fellow’s preference and the needs of the system. Here fellows have the opportunity to work on vital projects that could have a significant operational and financial impact on the system.

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About Dr. Frank Groner

Dr. Frank Groner was the first professional administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis from 1946 to 1980, transforming the organization to become the highly recognized institution it is today. He was a highly influential man with a distinguished career in health care that spanned over a half-century. And he is the only person to receive the top three national awards in the field of health care—the Kimball Award in 1964, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Hospital Association in 1966 and the Gold Medal Award from the American College of Hospital Administrators in 1988.

In 1950, he created the Frank S. Groner Fellowship in Health Administration at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. In keeping with Baptist Memorial Health Care's trifold mission of healing, preaching and teaching, Dr. Groner developed an immersive mentorship-based program dedicated to enhancing and expanding the roles of medical professionals and executives to benefit the communities we serve. Over the years, the Groner Fellowship has launched the careers of more than 70 health care executives, including former CEOs at Baylor Health Systems, Yale New Haven Medical Center, Baptist Hospitals of Kentucky, Carolinas Health System in Charlotte and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation.

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. Baptist has been ranked No. 2 among large employers and No. 23 overall in Modern Healthcare magazine’s top 100 "Best Places to Work in Healthcare." Consistently ranking among the top integrated health care networks in the country, Baptist comprises 24 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 5,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 900 licensed providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by Baptist Health Sciences University.