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Indiana University Health (IU Health) is committed to cultivating future healthcare leaders through meaningful experiential learning opportunities. Throughout this two-year post-graduate Fellowship, aspiring healthcare leaders work alongside senior executives and physician leadership to advance our mission of improving the health of our patients and community through innovation, and excellence in care, education, research, and service. 

With relevant, unparalleled exposure to diverse hospital settings, highly-skilled physician groups, our academic partnership with IU School of Medicine, and our competitive health insurance company, Fellows gain comprehensive insight into IU Health operations and strategic priorities. This program is designed to provide a balance of structure and flexibility that maximizes professional development and personal growth.

Fellowship Mission Statement

Indiana University Health (IU Health) is committed to cultivating future healthcare leaders through meaningful experiential learning opportunities. Throughout this two-year post-graduate Fellowship, aspiring healthcare leaders work alongside senior executives and physician leadership to advance our mission of improving the health of our patients and community through innovation, and excellence in care, education, research, and service. 

With relevant, unparalleled exposure to diverse hospital settings, highly-skilled physician groups, our academic partnership with IU School of Medicine, and our competitive health insurance company, Fellows gain comprehensive insight into IU Health operations and strategic priorities. This program is designed to provide a balance of structure and flexibility that maximizes professional development and personal growth.

About IU Health

IU Health is the largest health system in Indiana and among the top ten largest single state nonprofit health systems in the United States. In addition to its 18 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural), IU Health is truly an integrated system with a provider-sponsored health plan and 4 employed physician groups. The IU Health Physicians group employs nearly 1,900 physicians and advanced practice providers at more than 200 locations across the state.

A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), the nation's largest medical school, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. As Indiana's most comprehensive healthcare system, IU Health includes three major hospitals in Indianapolis (IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children) which serve as the Academic Health Center (AHC). As an academic health system our regional and statewide facilities align with the AHC to provide seamless, high quality patient care.

IU Health has achieved significant success across multiple clinical programs that have resulted in national recognition:

  • Indiana's only healthcare system to be nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report 21 years in a row
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is the only ranked children's hospital in Indiana.
  • Seven hospitals are designated as Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care.

About Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and home to several popular professional sports franchises, including the Indiana Pacers (NBA) and Indianapolis Colts (NFL). The flourishing metropolitan area is ideal for young professionals; Indianapolis has numerous top-rated restaurants, accessible bike and walking trails, various events and entertainment options, and a reasonable cost of living. From the legendary Indianapolis 500 and the NCAA Hall of Champions, to museums and other cultural attractions, Indianapolis is an exciting city with a myriad of activities to offer visitors and residents.

For more information, please visit Visit Indy.

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About IU Health

IU Health is the largest health system in Indiana and among the top ten largest single state nonprofit health systems in the United States. In addition to its 18 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural), IU Health is truly an integrated system with a provider-sponsored health plan and 4 employed physician groups. The IU Health Physicians group employs nearly 1,900 physicians and advanced practice providers at more than 200 locations across the state.

A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), the nation's largest medical school, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. As Indiana's most comprehensive healthcare system, IU Health includes three major hospitals in Indianapolis (IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children) which serve as the Academic Health Center (AHC). As an academic health system our regional and statewide facilities align with the AHC to provide seamless, high quality patient care.

IU Health has achieved significant success across multiple clinical programs that have resulted in national recognition:

  • Indiana's only healthcare system to be nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report 21 years in a row
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is the only ranked children's hospital in Indiana.
  • Seven hospitals are designated as Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care.

About Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and home to several popular professional sports franchises, including the Indiana Pacers (NBA) and Indianapolis Colts (NFL). The flourishing metropolitan area is ideal for young professionals; Indianapolis has numerous top-rated restaurants, accessible bike and walking trails, various events and entertainment options, and a reasonable cost of living. From the legendary Indianapolis 500 and the NCAA Hall of Champions, to museums and other cultural attractions, Indianapolis is an exciting city with a myriad of activities to offer visitors and residents.

For more information, please visit Visit Indy.

The IU Health Administrative Fellowship is an integrated program that offers learning experiences in various areas of our healthcare enterprise over a 24-month span. Fellows engage in stimulating projects and rotations that link to facility-level or system-wide goals. This blended program structure enables exploration of professional interests and facilitates the transition from Fellow to qualified leader.

Previous Fellow Projects

  • Improving the patient experience at IU Health Bloomington Regional Academic Health Campus
  • Virtual visit consults with third-party physicians
  • Analysis of Riley Children’s Hospital US News & World Report
  • Analysis of employee engagement trends
  • Transition and roll-out of new educational resource system for nurses
  • Capital funding proposal for radiation machine 
  • Graduate Medical Education Residency Program strategic plan
  • Financial long range planning
  • IU Health Pathology Lab Client Services billing
  • Strategic Service Line facility planning
  • Expansion of emergency department for Behavioral Health capabilities
  • Population health and value based care strategy

Customizable Rotations

  • Corporate System Operations
  • Hospital Operations (Local or Regional)
  • Business Development & Strategy (Local, Regional or System)
  • Physician Group & IU School of Medicine
  • Supply Chain/Finance
  • IU Health Plans
  • System Clinical Services: Life Line, Home Health and Laboratory Services
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Population Health

Leadership & Mentoring

The IU Health Administrative Fellowship Program is led by a diverse Steering Committee that is responsible for selecting new Fellows, aligning projects and rotations with system strategies, and providing leadership development opportunities. All members of the Fellowship Steering Committee are accessible to the Fellows throughout their Fellowship. Kelly Braverman, President of IU Health Frankfort Hospital, serves as preceptor for the program. In addition, each Fellow is assigned a mentor from the executive leadership team. These relationships provide extensive development opportunities and mentoring to each of the fellows. 

Salary & Benefits

Fellows receive a competitive salary and full benefits compared to national benchmarks for Administrative Fellowships.

The program also provides reimbursement for each Fellow to attend one healthcare conference of choice.

Program Description

The IU Health Administrative Fellowship is an integrated program that offers learning experiences in various areas of our healthcare enterprise over a 24-month span. Fellows engage in stimulating projects and rotations that link to facility-level or system-wide goals. This blended program structure enables exploration of professional interests and facilitates the transition from Fellow to qualified leader.

Previous Fellow Projects

  • Improving the patient experience at IU Health Bloomington Regional Academic Health Campus
  • Virtual visit consults with third-party physicians
  • Analysis of Riley Children’s Hospital US News & World Report
  • Analysis of employee engagement trends
  • Transition and roll-out of new educational resource system for nurses
  • Capital funding proposal for radiation machine 
  • Graduate Medical Education Residency Program strategic plan
  • Financial long range planning
  • IU Health Pathology Lab Client Services billing
  • Strategic Service Line facility planning
  • Expansion of emergency department for Behavioral Health capabilities
  • Population health and value based care strategy

Customizable Rotations

  • Corporate System Operations
  • Hospital Operations (Local or Regional)
  • Business Development & Strategy (Local, Regional or System)
  • Physician Group & IU School of Medicine
  • Supply Chain/Finance
  • IU Health Plans
  • System Clinical Services: Life Line, Home Health and Laboratory Services
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Population Health

Leadership & Mentoring

The IU Health Administrative Fellowship Program is led by a diverse Steering Committee that is responsible for selecting new Fellows, aligning projects and rotations with system strategies, and providing leadership development opportunities. All members of the Fellowship Steering Committee are accessible to the Fellows throughout their Fellowship. Kelly Braverman, President of IU Health Frankfort Hospital, serves as preceptor for the program. In addition, each Fellow is assigned a mentor from the executive leadership team. These relationships provide extensive development opportunities and mentoring to each of the fellows. 

Salary & Benefits

Fellows receive a competitive salary and full benefits compared to national benchmarks for Administrative Fellowships.

The program also provides reimbursement for each Fellow to attend one healthcare conference of choice.

IU Health participates in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS). NAFCAS is a simplified and streamlined application process for candidates interested in applying to administrative fellowships.

In order to create a more fair and equitable application experience, IU Health has agreed to comply with the Code of Good Practice application dates set by the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF). The earliest application deadline and initial offer dates for 2018 are Oct. 1 and Nov. 12, respectively.

Please visit nafcas.liaisoncas.com to apply.

Note: The application will be open to students starting in June 12, 2018.

Application Components:

  • NAFCAS general application
  • Resume
  • Personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript (to be uploaded in the "Program Materials" quadrant)
  • Official Graduate School Transcript (to be ordered in the “Academic History” quadrant and sent directly to NAFCAS)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (to be requested in the “Supporting Information” quadrant). Applicants must request the following:
    • One academic reference (graduate program director or professor)
    • One professional reference (past or present employer) 
    • Applicant’s choice between an academic or professional reference

Attributes for Success

  • Complete a graduate degree in one of the following disciplines: MHA, MHSA, MPH, or MBA from a CAHME, CEPH, AACSB and/or ACBSP accredited graduate program
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the US, visas are not sponsored
  • Embrace learning and growing in an academic health system
  • Interest in practicing at IU Health after completion of the Fellowship
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and experience, relevant work experience, and strong academic performance

How to Apply

IU Health participates in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS). NAFCAS is a simplified and streamlined application process for candidates interested in applying to administrative fellowships.

In order to create a more fair and equitable application experience, IU Health has agreed to comply with the Code of Good Practice application dates set by the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF). The earliest application deadline and initial offer dates for 2018 are Oct. 1 and Nov. 12, respectively.

Please visit nafcas.liaisoncas.com to apply.

Note: The application will be open to students starting in June 12, 2018.

Application Components:

  • NAFCAS general application
  • Resume
  • Personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript (to be uploaded in the "Program Materials" quadrant)
  • Official Graduate School Transcript (to be ordered in the “Academic History” quadrant and sent directly to NAFCAS)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (to be requested in the “Supporting Information” quadrant). Applicants must request the following:
    • One academic reference (graduate program director or professor)
    • One professional reference (past or present employer) 
    • Applicant’s choice between an academic or professional reference

Attributes for Success

  • Complete a graduate degree in one of the following disciplines: MHA, MHSA, MPH, or MBA from a CAHME, CEPH, AACSB and/or ACBSP accredited graduate program
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the US, visas are not sponsored
  • Embrace learning and growing in an academic health system
  • Interest in practicing at IU Health after completion of the Fellowship
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and experience, relevant work experience, and strong academic performance

Please contact adminfellowship@iuhealth.org for any questions.

Contact Us

Please contact adminfellowship@iuhealth.org for any questions.

Stefany Mayhew

Stefany Mayhew (2018-2020) is from Delphi, Ind. and received her MHA from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Healthcare Management and Policy from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. with minors in Human Resources and Law and Public Policy. 

During graduate school, Stefany was the Graduate Administrative Associate at The Ohio State University Health Plan. In this role, she acted as a project manager for establishing their new provider network and worked on a variety of projects that all had the goal of better managing members’ health through cost-saving, innovative techniques. 

Stefany spent time previously interning at the University of Colorado Health in the Department of Women’s Health working on operational and strategic projects to reduce patient barriers and provide better experiences and quality healthcare. Stefany also participated in a variety of extracurricular activities by serving on the Case Competition Committee for the Association of Future Healthcare Executives and being philanthropically involved.

Aside from work, Stefany is involved with ACHE, and enjoys exploring outdoors, traveling, spending time with dogs, working out and attending sporting events.

Mayhew Stafany

Current Fellows

Stefany Mayhew

Stefany Mayhew (2018-2020) is from Delphi, Ind. and received her MHA from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Healthcare Management and Policy from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. with minors in Human Resources and Law and Public Policy. 

During graduate school, Stefany was the Graduate Administrative Associate at The Ohio State University Health Plan. In this role, she acted as a project manager for establishing their new provider network and worked on a variety of projects that all had the goal of better managing members’ health through cost-saving, innovative techniques. 

Stefany spent time previously interning at the University of Colorado Health in the Department of Women’s Health working on operational and strategic projects to reduce patient barriers and provide better experiences and quality healthcare. Stefany also participated in a variety of extracurricular activities by serving on the Case Competition Committee for the Association of Future Healthcare Executives and being philanthropically involved.

Aside from work, Stefany is involved with ACHE, and enjoys exploring outdoors, traveling, spending time with dogs, working out and attending sporting events.

Mayhew Stafany

Mitch Parres

Mitch Parres (2018-2020) is from St. Louis and received his JD, MHA from Saint Louis University and his BS in Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

During his time in school, he interned with SLUCare Physician Group, the academic medical practice of SLU. In this role, he focused on finalizing the group’s new affiliation with SSM Health, physician contracting, and researching value-based care initiatives for the group’s implementation. Mitch also completed a variety of legal internships, which included a semester spent with BJC Health Care in St. Louis.

While with BJC, he aided in areas of law affecting the hospital system; including compliance, contracts, fraud and abuse, and employment law. Mitch was also involved in several extracurricular activities throughout school, serving as a lead editor on the Journal of Health Law & Policy and a member of the philanthropy committee.

Outside of work, Mitch is an avid golfer and enjoys fishing, cooking and exercising.

Parres Mitch

Naomi Plasky

Naomi Plasky (2017-2019) is from Boston and received her MBA, MPH from Johns Hopkins University and her BS in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to graduate school, Naomi worked full time at Massachusetts General Hospital as the Psychosomatic Medicine Consult Service Manager and Fellowship Coordinator where she redesigned a hospital-wide service.

During her graduate summer internship she worked in Thailand creating a low cost health insurance designed for their migrant population. Naomi’s professional interests include Behavioral and Mental Health Integration, Data Analytics, Virtual Visits, Strategic Planning, and Operations.

Outside of work, she is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling, particularly anywhere with a beach.

Plasky Naomi

Alexandra Simonton

Alexandra Simonton (2017-2019) is from Carmel, Ind. and received her MHA from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.

During graduate school, Alex participated in a variety of extracurricular activities including serving as President of the MHA Student Association. Throughout graduate school, Alex interned with the Indiana Hospital Association, where she focused on Patient Safety and Quality initiatives to reduce barriers to excellent healthcare delivery in hospitals across the state. Alex also co-managed the IU Student Outreach Clinic, an interprofessional, student-run clinic that delivers free healthcare to an underserved community in Indianapolis. 

Alex’s professional interests include Operations, Strategic Planning, Population Health, Human Resources, and Customer Experience. 

Outside of work, Alex is active in several professional organizations and enjoys traveling, reading, and trying different exercise classes in her free time.

Simonton Alex

2016-2018

Jake Lazarus, MHA — University of Minnesota
Farrah Shahin, MHA — University of Minnesota

2015-2017

Victoria Bratcher, MHA — University of Illinois at Chicago
Juan Guzman, MHA — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Former Fellows

2016-2018

Jake Lazarus, MHA — University of Minnesota
Farrah Shahin, MHA — University of Minnesota

2015-2017

Victoria Bratcher, MHA — University of Illinois at Chicago
Juan Guzman, MHA — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis