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On a very windy day, AUPHA staff members Jaime Stephens and Liza Assefa paid a visit to The Ohio State University while in Columbus last month. Sharon Schweikhart and Julie Robbins graciously showed them around their beautiful campus, including the Ohio Union, the University’s library, the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, and the OSU Oval. We thank them for their time and generosity!
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Say Something, Do Something The national, political news has been difficult to ignore in recent times.  Most of us steer clear of overt political statements for or against particular individuals, parties, movements or even issues unless they step directly into our areas of expertise and concern. In fact, many of us have tended to actually ignore the noise and try to detect the signal as Joe Scarborough’s opinion piece (June 3, 2019) and Nate Silver’s 2012 book suggest. There are times, however, when it seems that ignorance of or ignoring pronouncements can influence what we do. Some of these need to be confronted. A recent article in the Washington Post ...
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I was installed as Chair of the AUPHA Board at our Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and I would like to begin this blog with two very important acknowledgments of thanks.  The first is to Dr. Mark Diana for his service as Chair. The past year I have come to know and appreciate his leadership talents, which are many. But, his abilities regarding relationship building and developing team members to perform well should be recognized. For example, under Mark’s direction, we as a board set aside our business as usual agenda for our board meeting last month and focused on our strategic plan. The conversations were lively, informative, and productive. Designated, protected ...
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As you plan for your fall courses, be sure to share information about HAP’s textbook discounts with your students. Student Associates of the American College of Healthcare Executives receive a 30% discount every day—no promo code required. Students who aren’t members of ACHE receive a 20% discount when textbooks are purchased directly from HAP by using the promo code STUDENT19 at checkout. Student discounts can be applied to purchases at ache.org/HAP or 301/362-6905. For additional information, contact hapbooks@ache.org .
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VCU College of Health Professions Announces New Dean We are pleased to report that Dr. Susan Parish has been named dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions . Parish, an expert in public health and social work, started at the university July 1. “Dr. Parish is a strategic global thinker who leads with compassion and vision,” said Marsha D. Rappley, M.D., senior vice president for health sciences at VCU and CEO of VCU Health System. “Her depth of experience and talent as a teacher, researcher and administrator is the perfect match to build upon the solid foundation which has been laid for the college.” Check out the full announcement ...
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Change Redux Almost six years ago in my first blog I talked about change. I said then, “As I think about the opening days working for AUPHA as your new President and CEO, I’m sometimes overwhelmed by the magnitude of the change that I face.” While I had years of experience in the workplace, “[n]ew functions (writing blogs), new responsibilities, new expectations, new technologies (Google Hangouts), new bosses (Board and diverse constituents), new colleagues/staff, and a new city” presented monumental change. I concluded, however, that compared with the changes that Obama/Sebelius, and many others, were facing at the time with healthcare reform, changes faced ...
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One of the newest graduate degrees at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) has received high distinction, as the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) this month accredited the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) program. “Our academic programs are producing tomorrow’s leaders. Achieving CAHME accreditation is a testimony to the excellence of our MSHA curriculum and UofL’s commitment to excellent health management education,” said Beth A. Boehm, PhD, UofL Executive Vice President and Provost. To earn CAHME accreditation, UofL SPHIS submitted a rigorous examination ...
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UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences doctoral student wins AcademyHealth's op-ed contest Carmen Mitchell, doctoral student in the Department of Health Management & Systems Sciences, was selected as the winner of the AcademyHealth Disparities Interest Group’s first student op-ed contest. These editorial submissions were on any health disparities topic with a focus on specific causes or consequences of disparities and/or solutions with the most potential to reduce disparities. As the winner, Carmen received free registration for the AcademyHealth 2019 Annual Research Meeting, a certificate of recognition, and her op-ed was published on ...
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  AUPHA, in conjunction with HCA, is proud to announce Violetta Saldanha as the 2019 HCA Corris Boyd Scholar. A 2018 graduate of the Lehman College of the The City University of New York, Saldanha has proven her commitment to bettering healthcare administration both in and out of the classroom. She has interned at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and Montefiore Medical Group, and also traveled internationally to Jamkhed, India and the Comprehensive Rural Health Program to also learn about the effectiveness of nontraditional methods of healthcare.  Saldanha will develop these skills at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall where she ...
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Burn Center telehealth pilot program offers improved health care access As the only provider of burn wound care services in Kentucky and a larger 250-mile radius inclusive of areas within Indiana and Illinois, the UofL Hospital Burn Center has piloted a telehealth program to reduce barriers for patient follow-up care. “Travel distance, along with often other serious health conditions, make it difficult for patients to get to a weekly appointment,” said Jodi Wojcik-Marshall, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, manager of the UofL Hospital Department of Advanced Practice Nursing and nurse practitioner in the Burn Center. “We saw a need to reduce the high number of missed ...
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The 2019 AUPHA Undergraduate Workshop is only a couple of months away, so be sure to register and book your hotel room as soon as possible. This year’s Workshop is generously hosted by Winston-Salem State University from October 11-13, 2019, and will revolve around the theme of The Evolving Healthcare Administration Program:  Preparing Diverse Students for Careers of the Future. The planning committee continues to define and finalize the program , so check the Undergraduate Workshop’s website regularly for additional updates. For those that would like to participate as a presenter, the Call for Proposals will remain open until 11:00 pm ...
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We were delighted to receive this note from 2017 Corris Boyd Scholar Taylor Jordan: I wanted to send a sincere thank you for selecting me to a be a 2017 recipient of the Corris Boyd Scholarship. My time at Columbia University would not have been the same without this scholarship. It allowed me to excel in my coursework without having to worry and stress about how to pay for an education I earned and deserve. I’m happy to report that I achieved a 3.95 GPA and became a Teaching Assistant, as well as attained the top hospital admin internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. This scholarship allowed me to acquire an education that will allow me to go on and ...
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New AUPHA Board members Steve Bateman, Daniel Lee, and Jason Turner, along with Board Chair Leigh Cellucci, braved the heat last week and traveled to Washington, DC, for an orientation for new Board members.  It was a great opportunity to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Board and AUPHA operations, to meet staff, and to tour the association’s headquarters
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The new editor of the Journal of Health Administration Education (JHAE), Leonard Friedman, PhD, is seeking original research from AUPHA program directors to review for possible inclusion in the Journal .  Please submit your work to Len at editorjhae@gmail.com
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Liaison Users Conference AUPHA staff recently attended the 2019 Liaison Users Conference in Boston from June 26 to June 28. This meeting, which gathered more than 625 attendees, was open to all associations and universities that use one of Liaison’s centralized application systems (CAS). At the meeting, Liaison Founder and CEO George Haddad announced that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had signed a proclamation declaring June 28 “Higher Ed Admissions Hero Day” in Boston. This proclamation recognizes those who work to “build their institutions’ future classes” and the “admissions professionals that [Liaison] believes are admissions heroes.” At the conference, ...
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The American College of Healthcare Executives is pleased to sponsor the annual Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management . The purpose of the competition is to stimulate and demonstrate the ability of future healthcare executives to identify and describe important issues and developments in their chosen profession.  Essays must be received at ACHE by close of business on December 9, 2019. Entries are only accepted electronically. To view instructions for electronic submission, visit the Faculty and Student sections of ache.org.
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Social Determinants of Health Influence Shared Decision Making for Health Failure Patients Social determinants of health may limit a person's ability to make health-related choices, and place certain groups at greater risk for adverse outcomes, prior to and after the development of heart failure. This is according to an article published in JAMA Cardiology by Kimberly Enard, PhD, of The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, and Paul Hauptman, MD, of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Shared decision-making processes are associated with increased knowledge; more accurate risk perception; improved values ...
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The Division of Health Care Management in the School of Allied Health Sciences at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) is pleased to welcome three new Assistant Professors. Odell Stroud Jr., a licensed attorney in the State of Florida. Attorney Stroud received his Juris Doctorate from the FAMU College of Law. Attorney Stroud brings nine years of professional experience litigating cases in the areas of personal injury, criminal law, and traffic cases. Attorney Stroud's research is a mesh between his legal expertise and the healthcare industry. His research focus is in the following two areas: (1) The effects of legalized medical marijuana on the rise in marijuana ...
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Two recent articles have been published, co-authored by Sean Nicholson, Professor and Director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. " How Bots Will Change the Doctor-Patient Relationship ," Harvard Business Review " Toward Facilitated Self-Service in Health Care " New England Journal of Medicine
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