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hsaLogo The Department of Health Services Administration includes seven top-ranked programs, as well as a variety of continuing education opportunities for health services executives. Several of the programs are the only one of their kind in the state, first of their kind in the nation, and the MSHA Program is ranked #5 in the nation. Graduates of these programs enjoy high starting salaries and abundant job opportunities.Health care management is number one degree employers love E-mail
paustian Looking for a degree that will help you gain employment and impress employers? Yahoo.com named the top four degrees that employers love. Coming in at number one is health care management.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been training future health care managers and administrators for more than 40 years. Program Director Pamela Paustian, Ph.D., said her graduates hit the ground running in their jobs.
“I frequently have the pleasure of receiving validation from our students on how easy it is to immediately apply the skills they are learning in the classroom out in the workforce,” said Paustian, director of the Health Care Management program in the Department of Health Services Administration. “For example, in the ‘Operational Management in Health Care Organizations’ course, students learn to calculate cycle time and throughput time to better understand queuing theory. This assignment simulates dealing with patient flow and scheduling in the workplace and graduates report that the assignment prepared them well to perform the task on the job.” read more...
UAB School of Health Professions Dean Harold P. Jones interviews one of our expert faculty who are tailoring innovative solutions to real world problems in our monthly series called, "Shaping the Future of Healthcare." Check back periodically to hear about the latest on healthcare issues.
Jan. 2013 - International health care education with Dr. Bob HernandezWeech-Maldonado receives national “Excellence in Teaching Award” Print E-mail
Rob Weech-Maldonado Robert Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D., received the Academy of Management Health Care Management Division’s “Excellence in Teaching Award.” The award recognizes innovative and outstanding teaching in the classroom and provides an opportunity to encourage, recognize and reward the work of dedicated and inspiring teachers.
Weech-Maldonado is a professor and L.R. Jordan Chair of Health Administration in the School of Health Professions. He is nationally-known for his research in health disparities, cultural competency tools for healthcare organizations, racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care, and long-term care. Read more...Chapman inducted into Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame E-mail
Robert Chapman inducted into Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame
Robert C. Chapman, LFACHE, MSHA Class 6 (1972) graduate of the Master of Science in Health Administration, was one of 12 people inducted to the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 28. The 2012 class was honored not only for their work in medicine and health, but also as players in some of the most vital issues of their time.Academic Programs