Program Overview

The Stanford Medicine 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, ambulatory clinics, and finance and business development arena, allowing the fellow to build a portfolio of both operational and strategy-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

Program Support

To ensure a successful and meaningful experience, each of the fellowship rotations will be supported by a sponsor, supervisor, and mentor.

Administrative Fellowship Support Chart

Executive Sponsor – Serves as Program Sponsor for the Administrative Fellows, ensures Administrative Fellows’ participation in executive-level meetings, engages senior leadership triads in Administrative Fellowship rotational structure, and holds monthly one-on-ones with the Fellow.

Program Director – Creates and maintains overall Administrative Fellowship structure and serves as the liaison between senior leadership and Administrative Fellows. Responsibilities include performance reviews for Administrative Fellows, general supervision, mentorship, and bi-weekly check-ins.

Sponsor – Executive-level Sponsor hosts Administrative Fellow in their organizational oversight area and includes Administrative Fellow in all appropriate team efforts (e.g. decision meetings, initiatives, launches, etc.), and holds monthly check-ins for the duration of the rotation.

Rotation Leadership – Helps select appropriate project work and learning assignments to align with the rotation learning objectives and ensures proper introductions and immersion into designated project area. Responsibilities include bi-weekly or monthly check-ins depending on assigned work, and development of learning objectives for the duration of the rotation. Leadership also help guide the Fellow through their learning experiences in the rotation, provides performance review feedback, and serves as a knowledge and experience resource.

Program Support – Supports recruitment efforts for incoming Fellow and provides transparent and comprehensive overview into appropriate positions to help the Second-Year Fellow transition to a full time leadership role post-fellowship.

Executive Sponsor: Rick Majzun

Rick Mazjun - Stanford Medicine Children's Health
Rick Majzun
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Stanford Medicine Children’s Health

Majzun is responsible for providing administrative leadership and direction of the operations of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and all of the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health primary care and specialty services outpatient locations.

Majzun has more than two decades of leadership expertise in academic medical centers, with a focus in pediatrics and women’s health. He also has extensive experience in strategic planning and operations, and a strong background in lean management—all of which will be greatly beneficial to Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.

Prior to joining Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, Majzun served as president and chief operating officer for Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island; the vice president of operations at St. Louis Children’s Hospital; and vice president of Women & Infants for Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH) and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he oversaw significant growth in volume and revenue.

Majzun earned a Master’s in Health Administration from Washington University and completed an Administrative Fellowship at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Additionally, he has worked with Fellows at his previous organizations, most recently as the Program Director at St. Louis Children’s Hospital | Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.