Recent News in Health Administration

Health Administration Case Competition
Feb 22, 2017
The 11th UAB Annual Health Administration Case Competition will be held February 22-24, 2017.

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Cardwell Alumni Reception at ACHE
Mar 28, 2017
The Cardwell Alumni reception will be held during ACHE's 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

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ACHE's 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
Mar 27, 2017
ACHE's 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership will be held in March 27 - 30, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

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1st Annual VCU Health Administration Chili Cook-Off
Nov 2, 2016
The 1st annual VCU Department of Health Administration Chili Cook-Off (Hosted by the MHA Class of 2018) will be taking place at the grant house on Wednesday November 16th, and will be raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. We thought this would be a great opportunity for everyone to come together in the spirit of thanksgiving, and enjoy some good chili for a great cause.

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Marilyn Tavenner (MHA ’89) joined a panel of VCU alumni
Oct 13, 2016
Marilyn Tavenner (MHA ’89) joined a panel of VCU alumni on Friday, September 23rd at the VCU James Branch Cabell Library to reflect on their careers and to share the ways that their time at VCU influenced their lives and contributed to their success.

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Dr. Rao Appointed as Faculty in Health Administration
Sep 20, 2016
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Michael Rao, the President of VCU and the VCU Health System, will be a member of our outstanding faculty here in the Department of Health Administration. We cannot thank the VCU Board of Visitors enough for approving his appointment to our Department at their September meeting. Welcome Dr. Rao!

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Megan McDermott Wins Photo Contest
Sep 15, 2016
Megan McDermott, Administrative Assistant to the Chair, is the grand-prize winner of the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s online Your Best Shot Contest.

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Roberta Tinch (MHA '09) Recognized in FRBM
Aug 23, 2016
Roberta Tinch (MHA '09), COO and ECO for Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center was recognized in the July issue of Fredericksburg Regional Business Magazine.

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GMAT Test Prep
Jun 27, 2016
The Office of Continuing and Professional Education hosts a GMAT® Live-Online Test Prep Course on Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 15.

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Sheryl Garland Spotlight
Jun 8, 2016
Sheryl Garland (MHA '88) spotlighted in the Richmond Times Dispatch

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Terrie Edwards (MHA '84) Promoted to Peninsula CVP
May 10, 2016
Terrie Edwards (MHA '84) has been promoted to the Peninsula CVP role effective June 1, 2016.

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Richmond Ad Club names Adjunct Professors Ad Persons of the Year
Apr 4, 2016
Richmond Ad Club names Adjunct Professors, Roger Neathawk and Sue Dubuque, Ad Persons of the Year

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William Haugh named LifePoint's CEO of the Year
Mar 14, 2016
William Haugh (MHA '08) was named LifePoint's CEO of the Year during their Senior Leadership meeting earlier this month.

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David Bernd (MHA '73) Retires after 43 Years with Sentara
Mar 14, 2016
David L. Bernd (MHA '73), CEO of Sentara for 21 years retired his post as CEO after 43 years with Sentara Healthcare.

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Jon Perlin, MD Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Oct 19, 2015
Jon Perlin, MD (MSHA '97) Elected to National Academy of Medicine

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Riverside Leadership Endowment
Oct 19, 2015
Department of Health Administration is delighted to announce the creation of the Riverside Leadership Endowment

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VCU's Health Administration Alumni in the News
Sep 25, 2015
Curtis Skolnick (MHA '92) and Class of 2016 Resident Erin Nelson were interviewed as part of a Modern Healthcare article on new ambulatory centers that offer everything except inpatient care.

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Michelle Palmer Lee to Represent VCU
Sep 25, 2015
Michelle Palmer Lee (PhD '09) has been asked to represent VCU at the inauguration of Valerie Smith,15th President of Swarthmore College.

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Michael Robinson to Retire from Bon Secours
Sep 25, 2015
Michael Robinson (MHA '85), who has oversight of three Bon Secours Richmond hospitals, will retire Oct. 31 after more than 30 years with the health system.

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MHA Class of 2018 Kicks Off Orientation Week
Aug 21, 2015
The VCU School of Allied Health Professions MHA Class of 2018 kicked off orientation week with a high ropes course team building experience.

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Dave Bernd to Retire from Sentara Healthcare
Sep 3, 2015
Dave Bernd (MHA ’73) has announced his retirement from Sentara Healthcare effective March 2016.

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Marilyn Tavenner has been named president and CEO of AHIP
Jul 29, 2015
Marilyn Tavenner (MHA ’89) has been named president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

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Two HAD Alumni Named Among Most Influential
Aug 31, 2015
Marilyn Tavenner (MHA ’89) and Dr. Jonathan Perlin (MSHA ’97) were named in Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2015.

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ACHE Awards and Recognition
Mar 19, 2015
The ACHE 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership was held this week in Chicago, IL and the Department was well represented. Yvonne Nguyen, MHA Class of 2016, won 3rd place in the Richard J. Stull Essay Competition in Healthcare Management. She attended the conference to accept her award and presented her paper at a session at during the conference with the other graduate and undergraduate winners. David Zandona, who will be joining us in the fall as a first year Class of 2018 MHA student, won third place in the undergraduate essay competition. Last, but certainly not least, Professor Dolores Clement, Dr. P.H., FACHE won a Leader to Leader award for her work with the local ACHE chapter. A big congratulations to all of all of our award winners!

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Department of Health Administration Ranked #3
Mar 10, 2015
VCU's Department of Health Administration has been ranked #3 in the nation in US News and World Report's 2015 rankings of best graduate schools.

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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.

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HCA Distinguished Executive in Residence Professorship
Nov 18, 2014
The Department is very proud to announce the creation of the HCA Distinguished Executive in Residence Professorship.

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AHRQ Grant
Jan 12, 2015
Dr. Gloria Bazzoli, along with Dr. Dave Harless from the School of Business, and Askar Chukmaitov (PhD ’05) from the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, were awarded a large research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (under the purview of the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services) to study the development and effectiveness of Accountable Care Organizations.

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In Memoriam - Nathan Bushnell III
Sep 9, 2014
The Department’s first alumnus Nathan Bushnell III (MHA ’51) passed away on September 19, 2014.

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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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Dr. Dolores Clement has been confirmed as the Sentara Professor
Jan 12, 2015
Dr. Dolores Clement has been confirmed as the Sentara Professor of Health Administration. This professorship, endowed with a gift from Sentara Healthcare in 2007, is intended to support "distinguished faculty for the graduate training of men and women for eventual leadership roles” in healthcare.

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