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A new case has recently been posted to the CASE STUDY DISCUSSION GROUP - "Hospitals and health systems are helping government employees affected by the shutdown." This is a RAPID RESPONSE case which can be used today. The next two cases, to be posted shortly, are also RAPID RESPONSE cases: At Zuckerberg San Francisco General, a public hospital with San Francisco’s only trauma center, all commercial insurance is “out-of-network.” Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (St Petersburg, Florida) - problems in the hospital’s heart surgery unit If you join the CASE STUDY DISCUSSION GROUP you will automatically get new cases by email. To join, view the All ...
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​ Spring is Coming One year ago, I mentioned my dislike of the cold but concluded that the aversion was not severe enough to avoid going to Chicago for the March Graduate Program and Practitioner Workshop. This year, however, the timing is earlier in March, which makes the prospects of cold weather even more likely. An outstanding program will get me to Chicago, however, and you should seriously consider as well. Thanks to the great work of the Graduate Program Committee (GPC) and its chair, Dr. Tracy Farnsworth, we have an outstanding program planned.  The theme this year, “ The Art of Leadership:  Teaching, Developing, and Assessing Essential Professional ...
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The theme of the 2019 Graduate Program and Practitioner Workshop is The Art of Leadership: Teaching, Developing, and Assessing Essential Professional Skills . Practitioners regularly indicate that students must have professional leadership skills for success. AUPHA’s Graduate Program Committee has developed an exciting educational program to discuss these topics.The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. David Pate , MD, JD, President and CEO of the St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, Idaho. Sessions and a panel to review the teaching and evaluation of professional leadership skills will be also be included. Register soon to take advantage of the early registration ...
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Faculty in the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice MHA program provided underwriting support to CAHME on their white paper, Getting to 100: Preparing Healthcare Leaders for the Next 50 Years . The document provides an introduction by Anthony Stanowski, the president and CEO of CAHME; insight from six healthcare leaders from across the country; as well as a concluding statement from Dr. Steven Howard , director of the MHA/EMHA programs at SLU. Getting to 100 provides insight to programs, faculty, healthcare professionals, and students on how to project and meet the healthcare needs of the future. The white paper is accompanied ...
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Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D ., is an assistant professor of health management and policy in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University. His new study about the decision-making process for patients considering bariatric surgery was recently published in the journal JAMA Surgery . “ Patient Preferences for Bariatric Surgery: Findings From a Survey Using Discrete Choice Experiment Methodology ,” was authored by Dr. Rozier while he studied health care policy at the University of Michigan. Study results show that cost and how much weight one can lose matter more to patients considering weight-loss surgery than recovery time or the ...
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The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans has named Dean G. Smith, Ph.D. the Richard A. Culbertson Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management. This named professorship is newly available with the gift from Susan M. Leary and Richard A. Culbertson and was created to recognize academic excellence in the area of health policy and systems management. Dean Smith is Dean of the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management. Prior to joining the LSU Health Science Center, he was Professor of Health Management & Policy and Director of Executive Education ...
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The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans has named Tung-Sung Tseng, DrPH, MS, CHES/MCHES the Charles L. Brown, Jr., MD Professor of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The Charles L. Brown, Jr., MD Professor of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention was created to recognize academic excellence in the area of health promotion and disease prevention. Tung-Sung Tseng, DrPH, MS, CHES/MCHES, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, has demonstrated excellence in his career in health promotion and disease prevention. The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans has named Dean G. Smith, ...
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Welcome New Members

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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: Marshall University , Huntington, WV, has joined as an Associate Undergraduate member. The program offers a BBA in Health Care Management. Queens University of Charlotte , Charlotte, NC, has joined as an Associate Graduate member. The program offers Master in Health Administration. AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Leeza Bacon , Northwood University Thomas English , University of Alabama Mukesh Kakkar , Anthem Shivaani Mehta , SKM Health
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AUPHA has created free marketing media to introduce Health Administration as an exciting and lucrative career to prospective students and their families. Video Health Administration – A Career with a Calling includes testimonials from faculty, practitioners and students and is available with and without captions. Brochure Explore Health Administration  - Download and print the customizable PDF. Hand out at events or mail to prospective students.  These helpful marketing items are available exculsively to AUPHA members, free of charge . They can be found on the Members Only page. Log in is required for access.
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Congratulations to the 2018 AUPHA Award Winners. They will be recognized during the 2019 AUPHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, June 12-14, 2019. Faculty of the Year Dr. Leonard H. Friedman , PhD, MPH, FACHE, The George Washington University, Washington, DC. New Program of the Year Northcentral University Master of Health Administration, San Diego, CA Program of the Year Saint Louis University Master of Health Administration, Saint Louis, MO Please visit AUPHA Awards for information on the AUPHA Award Program.
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The deadline to submit a nomination for the AUPHA Board of Directors or to volunteer for an AUPHA Committee is February 1, 2019 . Please carefully read the eligibility and job descriptions for the Board of Directors and Committee positions. If a committee is not listed it does not have open positions for the next term, starting July 1, 2019. If you currently serve on a committee, you are not eligible to volunteer for another committee.  Job Descriptions AUPHA Board of Directors 2020 Annual Meeting Planning Committee Finance Committee HAMPCAS Advisory Council Journal of Health Administration Education Editoral Board Leadership Development ...
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The 2018 Fall and Winter issues of the Journal of Health Administration Education are now available to review and download. AUPHA members can access digital copies through the JHAE page of the AUPHA web site. Select the "Download current and Archived Issues” link. Members must log in to access this link. A tutorial on how to access the JHAE is available on the Members Only page.
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AUPHA is now accepting nominations for the Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership and the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators.   

Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership 
 The Filerman Prize recognizes pedagogical excellence among AUPHA member faculty. Each year an outstanding faculty member at an AUPHA member program receives this honor from his/her colleagues in recognition of their contribution to the field of health administration education. Contact  Carly Evans   with questions.

 John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators 
 The Thompson Prize recognizes young investigators based on their contributions to the research ...
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Please join us on March 28 and 29, 2019 for the Ohio State University's First-Year Healthcare Case Competition! This entirely student-run event provides first year students with an excellent opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to develop strategic recommendations for a "real life" health care organization. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Julie Robins if you have any questions. Hope to see you in Columbus!
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Chair's Blog

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​ On Collaboration and Strategy   The AUPHA Board held its fall meeting in collaboration with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) meeting in Boston. I will say more about this shortly, but before I do there are two particular Board initiatives I want to let you know about. First, as you may be aware, the Board is currently looking for the next editor of the Journal of Health Administration Education. In the process of deliberating on the qualifications and expectations of the next editor, we had lengthy discussions about the journal itself and its future. AUPHA financially subsidizes the journal, because it is a critical outlet for the profession, ...
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​ The Call for Nominations for the 2019 William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research is Now Open AUPHA is proud to once again administer the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research for the Baxter International Foundation. Nominations will be accepted through 12:00 midnight on Friday, December 21, 2018 .  To nominate an individual for the Prize, please review the nominations process found on AUPHA’s web site.
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On November 3, Brent Taylor, a Utah Army National Guard major serving in Afghanistan, was on a foot patrol when a member of the Afghan military he was helping train, suddenly turned and shot him. He died immediately. Other Afghan special forces members, in response, immediately killed the shooter. Taylor and his wife, Jennie, are the parents of seven children. He was serving as a member of the Weber-Morgan (Utah) Board of Health and as the mayor of North Ogden, Utah. He was due home in January. Taylor was a very thoughtful, active member of the board of health. He asked smart questions and took his time on the tough issues to determine what was best for the health ...
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21st Annual Healthcare Leadership Conference The MUSC Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management held its 21st Annual Healthcare Leadership Conference, " Partners in Health. Building Healthier Communities. " on Friday, October 19th, at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. The event, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Curtis and the South Carolina ACHE Lowcountry Local Programming Council, included two esteemed groups of panelists that discussed the important topics of population health and telemedicine in the healthcare delivery system. Dr. David B. Nash, internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for ...
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The Loyola University Chicago School of Law, in conjunction with the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, will be hosting the 42nd Annual Health Law Professors Conference on June 5-7, 2019 in Chicago. Look for notificaiton about this conference, including how to submit a proposal to participate as a speaker or as part of a panel discussion. Proposals are due by Jan. 15, 2019. In addition to the conference itself, a special post-conference issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics will be published. The Journal of Health Care Finance , will also publish various materials on additional topics of interest. For more information, contact ...
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Please plan to participate in the EURAM Healthcare Management Research Tract activities June 26-28, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. You can submit a paper to be peer reviewed for the track. Papers are to be submitted between December 3, 2018 and January 15, 2019. An official call for papers for EURAM and for the track is shown below. Please note that health care papers should be submitted for the ST11_02 Track. You are also invited to serve as a reviewer and should receive no more than two papers to review in late January. Contact Robert Hernandez if you are willing to serve as a reviewer or have any questions about the conference. EURAM Call for Papers SIG ...
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