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Health Administration

Balancing a rich history of tradition with active connections to the contemporary fields of practice and research, the Department of Health Administration at VCU is a unique place to study.  Housed in Richmond's historic Grant House (the former Sheltering Arms Hospital), HAD offers students the ability to receive a 21st century education while exploring firsthand the influences of the past. It also blends a focus on cutting edge business and leadership skills with a culture of commitment to community service.

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Health Admin News

  • Congratulations to Yvonne Nguyen
    Feb 11, 2015

    We are very pleased to announce that Yvonne Nguyen, MHA Class of 2016, has won the ACHE 2015 Richard J. Stull Essay Competition in Healthcare Management. This is a very competitive and prestigious award. Along with a cash prize for both herself and the Department she will receive a trip to the 2015 ACHE Congress in March, and her essay will be published in the Journal of Healthcare Management.

  • CMS Chief Marilyn Tavenner to Step Down
    Jan 21, 2015

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, Marilyn Tavenner (MHA '89), announced Friday that she's resigning from her position at the end of February. Ms. Tavenner, who's been with CMS since 2010, played a major role in the implementation of President Barack Obama's health-care law. Her agency wrote many of the new rules putting the Affordable Care Act in place and oversees the new health insurance exchanges created by the law. Ms. Tavenner, had been acting administrator of CMS since late 2011, and she was confirmed by the Senate in May 2013 — making her the first permanent head of the massive agency in about six years.

  • Dr. Jon DeShazo has received a Blick Scholars Award from VCU
    Jan 12, 2015

    Dr. Jon DeShazo has received a Blick Scholars Award from VCU. These awards, made possible by a generous bequest from Lavinia Blick, are given only every four years to a maximum of ten junior faculty on the MCV campus.

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    2015 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership
    Mar. 16, 2015

    March 16–19, 2015 Chicago, IL Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton

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    Cardwell Reception at ACHE Congress
    Mar. 17, 2015

    Cardwell Reception at ACHE Congress March 17, 2015 6:00 - 8:00PM