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  The Graduates we Graduate Congratulations for another successful year as we educate the next generation of leaders. I am sure we all have our share of stories surrounding our graduating classes. Typical of most universities, my university has a luncheon to celebrate the graduates and their families. What I most enjoy is the private faculty-student roast, where we toss nice jabs at each other. The graduating class I have had the opportunity to work with over the last two years represents a diverse group of students from 12 states and 19 undergraduate universities.   Thirty-percent worked before entering graduate school, 25 percent speak a second-language, ...
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Health Administration Press, AUPHA’s publishing partner, will be showcasing new textbooks on organizational behavior, population health, quality management, strategy, healthcare operations management, and more at AUPHA’s Annual Meeting next month. AUPHA/HAP is the imprint for leading textbooks for academic courses in healthcare management. HAP staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about selecting the best text for your course, requesting exam copies, or accessing instructor resources. Visit ache.org/HAP for more information about HAP books.
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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: Long Island University, Brookeville, NY, has joined with two programs. The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Program has joined as an Associate Undergraduate member. The Master of Public Administration Program has joined as an Associate Graduate member. AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Tanya Bennet, Baptist Health Systems Adil Karamali, Promedica Physicians Susan MacCready, Various Universities Maureen Walsh Koricke, Queens University of Charlotte
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UAB's Department of Health Services Administration is hosting its 37th Annual National Symposium for Healthcare Executives August 9-11, 2017 at the Sandestin Hilton. This year's theme, The Sum of Excellence: Patients, Providers and Payors, aims to bring together panels and keynote presentations integrating these important factors to improve health. If you would like to attend, contact Randa Hall for special registration rates. During the school's annual awards day, the Department of Health Services Administration stood out with three members winning awards. Dr. Robert Weech-Maldonado won the Excellence in Scholarship Award, Dr. Nancy Borkowski received the ...
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David Eccles School of Business MHA students recently competed in the 2017 American College of Healthcare Executives Western Regional College Bowl on April 7th taking home top honors. Twelve schools from Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah analyzed a case involving the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. The Eccles School was represented by three first-year MHA students and one first year PMBA/MHA student. Students presented their case in front of a panel of judges. Four teams advanced to the finals where they were given additional information to incorporate into their strategy. The Eccles School team ultimately took first place and brought home a check for ...
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We invite you to read about University of Minnesota MHA student, faculty, program, and research news in our Spring 2017 Newsletter .
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ACHE Announces 2017 Publishing Awards The winners of the 2017 Edgar C. Hayhow Award are Ginger Azbik, Shivani Gupta, PhD, Nitish Patidar, PhD, and Robert Weech-Maldonado, PhD, for their article "Succession Planning and Financial Performance: Does Competition Matter?" published in the May/June 2016 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management. Based on the results of a study, Azbik, Gupta, Patidar and Weech-Maldonado discovered a positive relationship between the presence of succession planning and financial performance, which was stronger in competitive markets than in monopolistic markets. The team used a panel design consisting of a national sample of hospitals ...
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AUPHA's 2017 Undergraduate Workshop, to be held in Orlando, Florida, this fall will now be held on October 5th through 7th. Note that this is a slight change from the previously announced dates of October 4th through 6th. This year's Undergraduate Workshop's theme is   Unique Challenges of Preparing Students for the 21st Century Healthcare Industry . Like many other fields and industries across the globe, the changing landscape and necessary skills and attributes for professionals to be successful continue to dynamically change within the healthcare administration field. Accordingly, programs must be forward thinking to identify the future needs of students, ...
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Transparency in AUPHA Board Selection There is nothing more important than the volunteer participation and leadership of AUPHA’s many committees, Faculty Forums, and Board. People in those roles primary concern must be the success of AUPHA and the healthcare management education field for our ongoing success. The process of identifying and selecting these individuals, however, has long been shrouded in mystery. The absence of information breeds a host of theories of how it is done with most being entirely, or at least partially, inaccurate. This blog explains the process with respect to Board membership so that we all operate from the same place. The ...
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The 2017 Board of Directors election is underway.  Votes can be cast until June 7th. A reminder that only full member programs (AUPHA certified and CAHME accredited) are eligible to vote.  Please contact Chris Sanyer at csanyer@aupha.org if you have any questions
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As previously noted, AUPHA’s face-to-face Board of Directors meetings are now open, on a limited first come, first served basis, to AUPHA members.  There are  five observation seats available for the next in-person Board meeting, which will be held at the Westin Long Beach Hotel on Tuesday, June 13th, 8:30AM - 4:30PM (approximate ending time). Note that confidential parts of the Board meeting (such as certification decisions)  will be closed and you will not be in the room for the duration of the meeting.  Attendance is as an observer and not as a participant.  If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email Jaime Stephens at jstephens@aupha.org ...
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Congratulations to Thomas Hunt, Davenport University , and Summer McGee, University of New Haven .  Their names were randomly selected to receive a complimentary registration to AUPHA's 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia next year after they completed this year's Member Satisfaction Survey.  It pays to participate!
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Congratulations to the following 2017 prize winners: William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research David Blumenthal, MD, MPP The Commonwealth Fund The Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership Sherril Gelmon, DrPH Portland State University The John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators David K. Jones, PhD Boston University Be sure to congratulate these winners at the Annual Meeting in Long Beach next month
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017 David A. Winston Policy Scholars Announced WASHINGTON, DC – The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is proud to announce the 2017 David A. Winston Policy Scholars. In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Fellowship’s designation of annual fellowships, the Board authorized an unprecedented thirty $10,000 scholarships to grant to students who demonstrate their potential to succeed in health policy at the state or federal level upon graduation from their master’s degree program in health policy or management. “As we celebrate three decades of awarding fellowships, we are pleased to support an unprecedented ...
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Learning from Cases I just returned from the Cleveland Clinic Case Competition and was reminded again of the strength of our students. The analytical power, poise, and professionalism of the contestants should give us all hope. The case is an outstanding learning tool. You can watch the processes the students use to critically break down a problem and then apply the tools they are acquiring to develop a solution. Add to that a smattering of creativity and youthful optimism, the presentations are inspiring. All of you who encourage your students to participate in case competitions are doing a great service for them. The case facilitates learning and competition ...
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2017 LEADERS CONFERENCE Seventy-one individuals attended this year’s Leaders Conference, held in Chicago on March 28th. The keynote session, featuring Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, President and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association, had over 300 attendees and was well received. A special thank you to the Graduate Program Committee for putting together an excellent program:  Brad Beauvais, PhD; Shannon Elswick, MS; Joan Murdock, PhD; Wesley Rohrer, PhD; Dennis Stillman, MHA; Cynda Tipple; Thomas Vaughn, PhD; Leah Vriesman, PhD; Carolyn (Cindy) Watts, PhD (Chair); The 2018 meeting, renamed the Graduate Program and Practitioner Workshop to more ...
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Welcome New Members

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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, has added two Associate Undergraduate Program memberships – the Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Healthcare Management and the Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Administration . AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Mark Avery , Griffith University Matthew Barber , Indiana Wesleyan University Kelly Cary , State University of New York at Brockport Brandon Coyle , Decypher Technologies Christian Johnson , University of Memphis Mel Minarik , University of Nevada Reno Amrita Shenoy , University of Minnesota ...
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Spread the word to students that the ACMPE Scholarship application is now available. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management in the 2017-18 academic year. If you have questions, please contact scholarship@mgma.org . The deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.
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Health Administration Press , AUPHA’s publishing partner, has several new releases , including titles on population health, quality and healthcare operations management. Visit HAP  for more information, including book excerpts and instructor resources and details on requesting complimentary exam copies . Browse all the new releases in HAP’s digital 2017 Spring Coursebook Catalog
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Percy Allen II '75 Lecture and Sloan Visit Day The Sloan Program in Health Administration's inaugural Visit Day kicked off with the second biennial Percy Allen II '75 Lecture in Urban Healthcare Leadership featuring Patricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH, President, Healthcare Operations and COO, Ascension Health. Sloan's Visit Day offers admitted and prospective students an opportunity to meet with students and alumni, connect with program faculty, and hear from distinguished leaders in the field of healthcare management, all while discovering why studying at Cornell and living in Ithaca create such a rich and rewarding experience. The Percy Allen II '75 Lecture honors ...
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