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DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER
Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
Thinking about graduate school to advance your career?
ACHE: Become Board Certified in Healthcare Management
UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
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2014-2015 Officers and Board Members
Get Involved! WSHEF Board and Committees
WSHEF Vision & Values
ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
DELIVERY of WSHEF Newsletter (Disclaimer)
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President
Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE

President-elect

 

Immediate Past President
Andrea Zavos Turner, MHS, FACHE

Secretary
Lori Nomura, JD

Treasurer
Jim Cannon, MHA, FACHE

DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER
Thinking about graduate school to advance your career?

WSU SPOKANE MASTER OF
HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

The Master of Health Policy and Administration (MHPA) degree is a vigorous, CAHME accredited, and personalized program that prepares future leaders in the dynamic and growing field of healthcare management. WSU HPA students enjoy small class sizes (12-20 students), which facilitate opportunities for strong and lasting relationships with both peers and professors. Students are required to participate in individual and group based projects and be actively engaged in class discussions. Additionally, students are provided valuable professional connections by networking with local healthcare professionals through site visits, guest lectures, student body events, and alumni events. 

A hallmark of the MHPA program is the completion of an internship. The required internship allows the student to gain leadership experience in the health care environment, explore the field, develop professional contacts, and contribute to career planning. The Department of Health Policy & Administration will help the student find an internship that meets your needs, or the student may arrange their own internship.  

Graduates of the program work in a wide range of career fields including hospital management, public health, managed care, group practice management, and financial management. Since 2013, 90% of WSU MHPA graduates secured employment within 3 months of graduation!

The program is ideal for working health care professionals who want to enhance their management skills or advance to management positions. To attract and accommodate our working professional students, our classes are offered from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., four days a week. Additionally, the program accommodates both full-time and part-time students. 

WSU Spokane’s Department of Health Policy and Administration is a proud member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) which provides waivers for out-of-state tuition in 16 states. For more information regarding WICHE, please visit www.wiche.edu.

To learn more about the MHPA program, visit: http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/HPA/ or contact the Academic Coordinator, Robin Durfee, at robin.durfee@wsu.edu or 509.358.7987.

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WSHEF - UW MHA Spring Event April 27
UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Join us and a panel of healthcare executives from the Puget Sound as we discuss healthcare policy in 2015

 

Healthcare Today: A Focus on Policy in Washington State

Key Note Speaker:  Cassie Sauer, Senior VP, Advocacy & Government Affairs at WSHA

Presented by WSHEF & UW MHA

When:  Monday, April 27th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:  University of Washington Club, 4020 E Stevens Way, Seattle, WA

Panel includes: Cassie Sauer, Steve Saxe and Dr. Kathryn Beattie

Moderator: Andrea Zavos Turner

Eligible ACHE members can receive up to 1.5 Face to Face Education Hours

Details:  Join healthcare executives from around Washington State for a panel discussion on current policy topics including:

 

        *       Telemedicine

 

        *       Mental Health

 

        *       Scope of Practice

 

        *       Medical Training

 

        *       Health Care Funding

 

Purchase Tickets at: eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthcare-today-a-focus-on-policy-in-washington-state-tickets-16095998565

        *          Non-ACHE and ACHE Members: $50

        *          Students: $10

 

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Future of Healthcare in Washington

Date:  June 17, 2015 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location:  Harry Blencoe Auditorium, Renton Technical College  3000 NE 4th Street Renton WA  98056

 

Description:  The Future of Healthcare in Washington is an assembly of healthcare thought and action leaders together for a day of executive briefing, connection and inspiration.  Jointly sponsored by WSHEF, WA/AK Healthcare Financial Management Association, Washington Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and others, the topics include:

 

    • Payment reform
    • Rural health
    • Security/privacy
    • Status of ICD-10
    • Behavioral and mental health
    • Medical Research

For more information see the registration page at  http://wa.himsschapter.org/%5CEvents%5CEvent.aspx?ItemNumber=41001&navItemNumber=0