Program Overview

The Stanford Children’s Health Administrative Fellowship is a healthcare management development program that offers recent MHA, MPH, or MBA graduates learning opportunities in a pediatric academic medical center environment.

Over the course of the 24-month program, the administrative fellow will rotate through the hospital and ambulatory clinic setting, allowing the fellow to build a portfolio of both operational and project-based work as well as enhance their leadership skills and thinking along the way. Some of the learning opportunities available to the fellow include:

  • Hospital & Outpatient Clinic Operations
  • Hospital Expansion & Activation Planning
  • Financial & Analytical Performance Analysis
  • Business Development & Planning
  • Strategic Planning & Marketing

Executive Mentorship

In addition to the wide-array of operational and strategic project-work available to the fellow, the Chief Operating Officer, Anne McCune, provides executive mentorship to the fellow on a weekly basis. Anne is committed to providing the very best learning environment for the fellow, and therefore, partners with the rotation sponsor and the fellow to establish learning objectives and goals for every rotation and project the fellow is immersed in throughout the duration of the program.

About Anne

Anne McCune joined Stanford Children’s Health in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for providing operational, support and financial oversight for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s patient care enterprise. She is in integrally involved in long-term capital improvement projects to expand the hospital’s facilities. With a strong background in provider operations and strategic repositioning, Anne has worked with hospitals, physician groups and health systems across the country for the past thirty years. Her expertise includes integrating and translating market-based demand analysis, physician alignment, operations improvement, financial planning and technology trends into actionable plans. Anne’s knowledge of emerging health care delivery models, coupled with her functional approach to project management and planning provides the required expertise to build consensus organizationally and with governance to implement strategic and operating plans. Her broad base of experience enables her to function as an effective team builder and resource, helping to pull together expertise and input from many participants, which contributes to innovative and successful outcomes of complex projects.

Anne previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Children’s Hospital and Research Center, Oakland (Now UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland) and the City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte California. She also held senior consulting leadership positions as a partner and managing director for Accenture’s Health Transformation practice and Optum’s Strategy and Governance practice. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and cultural area studies with a minor in Spanish from the College of Wooster in Ohio and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study in Latin America She serves as on the boards of the Children’s Hospital Association and the Ronald McDonald House Stanford.

Program Support

The Chief Operating Officer, the Department of Enterprise Learning & Development, and the Rotation Sponsor provide the structural support for the administrative fellowship program.

1). Chief Operating Officer – The official preceptor and executive mentor to the administrative fellow.

2). Enterprise Learning and Development – The professional development and logistics resource for the fellow.

3). The Rotation Sponsor – The department director the fellow works closely with for the duration of the rotation or project.

Support structure for the administratrive fellow