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Administrative Fellowship

HOPCo offers a unique and comprehensive one-year administrative fellowship program within one of the recognized national leaders in musculoskeletal value-based health outcomes, health system service line and physician practice management.

Fellows will receive broad exposure to the breadth of HOPCo’s musculoskeletal integrated delivery system and increase their understanding of management in a dynamic healthcare setting through close participation in a wide variety of meaningful projects, interdisciplinary meetings, and other professional growth opportunities.

Fellows will work closely with nationally recognized leaders and experts in clinical care delivery, medical economics, finance, operational management, business development, market intelligence and many more. The hands-on fellowship curriculum fosters enthusiastic engagement from each Fellow given the breadth of HOPCo’s platform.

These experiences are gained in a variety of settings including the corporate offices, health systems, clinical settings, and other services within our healthcare and medical economics platforms.  This unique integration of experiences provides unrivaled exposure to the full spectrum of value-based care delivery programs.  Throughout the intensive Fellowship year, Fellows will have the opportunity to contribute and refine their skills, abilities, and talents to major projects and initiatives that impact our business, the lives of patients and the future of healthcare.

Current and Past Projects

  • Developed Joint Commission and DNV orthopedic and spine certification gap analysis tool
  • Crafted an infographic and conducted an exhaustive system walkthrough for HOPCo digital
  • Assisted with the development of a specialty hospital’s employee self-assessments and developed strategies to increase participation amongst employees
  • Create and lead consumer sentiment survey for health system partner to determine brand position, market share, and opportunities for geographic expansion
  • Partnered with Chief Transformation Officer in developing literature reviews and academic research papers on orthopedics and value-based care
  • Executed service line transformation for orthopedics and musculoskeletal care across a 5-hospital health system including strategic and marketing initiatives
  • Spearheaded roll-out of a musculoskeletal-specific patient engagement platform across partnering health systems and hospitals
  • Designed clinic staffing model for 1500+ employees across 50+ clinics nationwide
  • Produced ROI analysis of discharge lounge for eligible patients
  • Lead annual KPI review for six-hospital health system
  • Developed strategic competitive analysis for business development opportunity
  • Conducted weekly MSK market intelligence report for HOPCo executives
  • Coordinated patient education course based on clinical best practices for total joint replacement
  • Utilizing business intelligence tools created OR and block utilization dashboard for hospital systems across the nation

Organization Objectives

  • Provide a proven bridge from academia to practice
  • Expose talented individuals to the philosophy, mission and values of HOPCo
  • Create pipeline of future HOPCo leaders and executive

Process and Timeline

  • The fellowship is a one-year program beginning in midsummer
  • A competitive salary and relocation bonus is provided
  • HOPCo pays for the Fellow to attend one instructional conference during their tenure

Application Details


  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose addressing the applicant’s career goals, professional interests, and objectives during the fellowship (One-page single spaced)
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: One must be an academic reference and one a professional reference

NOTE: When submitting application materials, please merge all documents into one PDF file in order of resume, statement of purpose, unofficial transcripts, letter of recommendation. Upload this as one file within the application

 Please email or with any questions regarding the application process.

  • Visa Sponsorship: Please note that HOPCo does not provide VISA sponsorship for international students/employees. Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.
  • Degree Completion Requirement: Applicants must be on schedule to complete their master’s degree (MHA or related field) before the fellowship start date in June 2025. This requirement is waived only for programs that mandate a residency as part of the degree.
  • Preferred Accreditation: While candidates with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) are preferred, applications from non-CAHME programs are accepted for review.


  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) or equivalent degree by start date
  • US. citizens or permanent residents. HOPCo is unable to sponsor work visas


  • Application Open: July 12, 2024
  • Application Deadline: September 13, 2024; Applications will be reviewed in a rolling format starting September 9, 2024, so please submit your applications early if possible.
  • First round interviews: Expected September 16th – September 27th
  • Second round interviews: Expected October 4th – October 18th
  • Final Selection: Early/Mid-October
  • Start Date: Expected June 2025

Information Sessions

July 12th at 10am AZ Time (1pm Eastern)

August 16th at 1pm AZ Time (4pm Eastern)

September 6th at 11am AZ Time (2pm Eastern)

Current Fellows

Caleb Speyrer,


George Mason University

Caleb Speyrer

William VandeMerwe


MUSC College of Health Professions

Program Sponsors

Mike McEachen

Executive Vice President, Market Transformation

Mike McEachen is HOPCo’s Executive Vice President of Market Transformation, overseeing Hospital Analytics, Service Line Management, and Specialty Hospital Operations. Mike previously served with HOPCo as the Business Development Director for the Banner Core Center for Orthopedics in Phoenix.  Mike recently rejoined HOPCo in September 2020 following a leadership role with Tenet Healthcare as the Chief Strategy Officer for East Cooper Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Mike is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with degrees in Exercise Science and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  Mike was a clinical Physical Therapist as well as an administrator in outpatient orthopedics prior to his transition to hospital-based leadership. Mike has significant experience in all aspects of orthopedic patient care, hospital operations, health care analytics, and industry related business development.

Mike enjoys staying active in the outdoors by skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, and golfing. Mike lives with his wife Nora, daughter Maya and son Fynn in Charleston, South Carolina.

Kevin Buman

Senior Vice President, Integration & Analytics 

Kevin Buman serves as the primary preceptor for the Administrative Fellows at HOPCo, guiding and mentoring the next generation of healthcare leaders. Kevin is HOPCo’s Senior Vice President of Health System Integration and Analytics. He currently leads and manages multiple teams that perform health market transformation initiatives for hospital systems across the country.

Kevin received his MBA from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and has spent his entire career in the healthcare space. Before joining HOPCo, Kevin has been a part of several leading healthcare organizations such as Intermountain Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, and Arizona State University.  For the last 7+ years, Kevin’s focus has been on leading change and improving hospital service line clinical, quality, and operational outcomes.

Kevin is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys time with his family – pursuing long motorcycle rides across the country, completing multiple IRON MAN races, and has hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim trail an astonishing 14 times. Kevin resides with his family in Phoenix, Arizona.

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