Administrative Fellows :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Meet Our Fellows

Joe HaydenJoe Hayden

Administrative Fellow, 1st Year

Joe attended The Ohio State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications. During his undergraduate studies, he had the opportunity to intern for both Shriners Hospital for Children-Cincinnati as an administrative intern and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as a health information management intern. In 2017, Joe completed the didactic portion of his graduate degree in Healthcare Services & Administration at Xavier University. During graduate school, he worked with Northwestern Medicine as an intern to the planning and strategic analytics department to develop an impact analysis on the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. He also had the opportunity to work for the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he assisted the department with outpatient cardiology financial reporting and process improvement initiatives.

Joe is interested in strategic planning and service line management. He is excited to work at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and grow professionally under the tutelage of a great leadership team. In his free time, Joe enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and traveling.

Caleb AhrnsCaleb Ahrns

Administrative Fellow, 2nd Year

Caleb attended Clemson University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. While at Clemson, he was active in research related to clinical innovations and public health. In 2016, he completed his graduate degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. During graduate school, he worked with Allina Health to research the impact of integrative medicine therapies in various clinical settings. He also assisted with the development of a facility relocation plan for a critical access hospital in Wisconsin. Caleb completed his administrative residency with Dignity Health in California, where he focused on projects related to patient experience and hospital satisfaction measures.

During the first year of his fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), Caleb served as the operational project manager for the construction of NCH’s new 42-bed Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at OhioHealth’s Riverside Methodist Hospital. Caleb also helped to develop the five-year strategic plan for the hospital’s population health/wellness programs. He conducted market analyses, developed business plans, and utilized process improvement tools to improve urgent care length-of-stay. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Caleb will continue to develop leadership skills through both operational roles and project-based work. In his free time, Caleb enjoys hiking, playing golf, and watching Cincinnati Reds baseball.

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