Philadelphia, PA, December 12, 2011 – Future hospital leaders have a limited number of choices to participate in post graduate fellowships. Recognizing this gap, the Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey presented ARAMARK with its 2011 Special Achievement Award for the administrative fellowship program the company offers to promote professional development and diversity within hospital administration roles.
“We are impressed with ARAMARK’s commitment to developing the next generation of hospital leaders,” said Norman Tessell, President of the Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey. “There are dwindling opportunities for graduate level administrative fellowships across the country and this program will continue to open doors for many diverse candidates who might not have similar opportunities.”
Created by ARAMARK in 2008 in conjunction with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, the International Healthcare Administrative Fellowship for Clinical Support Services program is a year-long, post-graduate, administrative fellowship that focuses on the vital connection between the delivery of care and the environment where it is delivered. In collaboration with ARAMARK partner hospitals, the fellowship offers a developmental opportunity in hospital administration, experiential learning with ARAMARK Healthcare’s perspective on clinical support services and translational research with leading academics.
“We are very pleased to receive this recognition for our administrative fellowship program,” said John Babiarz, President and COO of ARAMARK Healthcare. “With many hospitals cutting back on fellowships, our aim is to provide opportunities to develop future hospital leaders and to create value for our hospital partners by making top notch talent accessible.”
The 2011-2012 class of fellows was selected from a pool of more than 140 applicants from around the world based on academic excellence, leadership qualities and commitment to community service. Fellows gain hands-on experience as healthcare administrators, mentored by executives at their host hospitals. The program also involves educational opportunities geared to diversity management, including access to the resources of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, an American Hospital Association affiliate.
About the Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of NJ
The Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey (HPMSNJ) is the local chapter of American Hospital Association’s personal membership group, the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD). It is an affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association. Started in 1979, HPMSNJ serves as a resource for health care leaders to connect with peers, recognize excellence, and exchange ideas in planning, marketing, and public relations in a welcoming environment that encourages professional growth. For more information, visit www.hpmsnj.org.
About ARAMARK Healthcare
ARAMARK Healthcare is a leader in providing best-in-class clinical support services that are essential to healthcare delivery. Understanding that clinical excellence and the environment are interdependent, ARAMARK Healthcare directly impacts the entire healthcare continuum – patient, employee, nurse and physician satisfaction, operational efficiency and service excellence. Through its facilities, food and clinical technology services, ARAMARK Healthcare helps more than 1,000 hospitals and senior living facilities deliver the optimal experience for patients and residents, their families, and the physicians, nurses and staff who care for them. For more information, visit www.aramarkhealthcare.com.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, as the industry leader in FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," and as one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 255,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramarknews.