Healthcare Managers oversee the various operations of medical institutions. They are responsible for fiscal and daily operations of hospitals, clinics, and group medical offices. Healthcare Managers prepare budgets, manage healthcare delivery, supervise staff and promote community education focusing on the services available at their respective facility. Healthcare Managers also ensure that the medical facility in their charge operate within state and federal healthcare regulations and adhere to all healthcare laws. In addition to medical facilities, Healthcare Managers might also be employed by public health departments, medical consulting firms or insurance companies.
The list below describes the skills and abilities that are often discussed in a Healthcare Manager cover letter.
Discover how these skills can be mentioned in a professional Healthcare Manager cover letter by taking a look at the sample below.
Dear Mr. Wallace:
I have recently learned of your Healthcare Manager vacancy and am submitting my resume at this time to be considered for this role in your facility. I bring over ten years experience and strong leadership and problem-solving skills that will benefit your organization.
Throughout my career, I have successfully created and implemented departmental budgets, recruited and trained staff members and ensured the highest quality healthcare delivery for patients in both small medical office practices and large hospitals. I have continually managed and often cut costs, increased revenue, and maintained reliable healthcare for any institution I served as Healthcare Manager.
In my role, I have updated healthcare information systems, improved care staff training and increased federal and state compliance to healthcare standards for the medical facilities I managed. Also, I have managed budgets for claims processing, supply chain operations, diagnostic services, occupational therapy and pain management for two large hospitals in New York and Pennsylvania.
I have highlighted a few of my career successes and qualifications below that I feel best illustrate my ability to assume the role of Healthcare Manager for your facility:
- Monitored and balanced budgets for 15+ departments for Bellwether Hospital
- Conducted analysis of surgery expenses and created budget to save Elmert Medical Center over $60,000 in surgical expenses over a one-year period
- Improved customer service and healthcare delivery for patients at Blue Crest Medical Center as indicated in a 20% increase in favorable responses on patient surveys
- Awarded Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Winston-Salem State University
- Awarded Master of Management from Duke University
Throughout the course of my career, I have maintained effective oral and written communications with medical personnel, vendors, administrative staff and other professionals in the field, leading to strong relationships with administrators, sales representatives and department leaders to ensure the successful and cost-effective operations of various medical facilities.
I look forward to the opportunity to discuss my experience and qualifications in person. I am available for a personal interview at your earliest convenience.
Thank you for your consideration.
Clifton K. Christensen
Mr. Oren Davidson
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Dear Mr. Davidson,
I am writing to express my interest in the summer internship position within the Support Services and Patient Centered Care Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. I am currently a first year student at the Yale School of Public Health concentrating in Health Management. As part of my program, I have completed core public health courses as well as Accounting, Sourcing and Managing Funds, and Operations at the Yale School of Management.
My goal upon graduation next spring is to secure a fellowship in hospital administration. I believe that a summer internship at New York-Presbyterian will be invaluable in helping me develop a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics that drive the financing and delivery of care in a large academic medical center.
Prior to enrolling in graduate school, I worked for three years as the Director of Meeting Planning for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. This position provided me with the opportunity to collaborate with doctors, allied health professionals and patients in developing educational programs that raised awareness about PH with the goal of earlier diagnosis, better disease management and improved patient prognosis. My experience in aligning the motivations of various stakeholders and executing projects in high-stress situations has helped me to foster a strong skill set that will translate well in a hospital operations role. I am eager to apply the lessons I’ve learned in project management to improving clinical quality and the patient experience within the hospital delivery system.
I believe that the combination of my academic and professional experiences has provided me with the organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills that will enable me to make a significant contribution to the Support Services and Patient Centered Care Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Enclosed please find a copy of my resume, which provides additional information on my background and work experience. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.