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Post - Dentistry - Virginia Commonwealth University 05/07/2024

Brian Britt (MHA '25), thank you for representing the Department at this important symposium!

Post - Dentistry - Virginia Commonwealth University VCU School of Dentistry predoctoral clinics are closed and will reopen on May 28. The VCU School of Dentistry Urgent Care Clinic will be closed Monday, May 6 and Friday, May 10. The clinic will reopen the following business day at 7:30 a.m. 

05/02/2024

Hats off to the incredible first-year students who recently showcased their outstanding talents and skills at The Ohio State University Case Competition! Lauren Clayton, Alex Hansen, Grace Wynn, and observer Nyny Nguyen demonstrated exceptional teamwork, critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving. From brainstorming sessions to late-night strategy meetings, they poured their hearts and minds into crafting creative solutions and presenting them with confidence and finesse. Thank you to team advisor, Dr. Paige Powell, and coach and VCU MHA Alum, Carlene Callis for supporting our students throughout this experience.

04/22/2024

Happy Earth Day!

In the photo: SustainVCU members visited York River State Park last Fall and met with emerita faculty member, Dr. Cindy Watts, to discuss the importance of environmental sustainability in healthcare.

Photos from VCU Health Administration - College of Health Professions's post 04/19/2024

Congratulations to the incredibly talented and kind Beth Williamson Ayers on receiving the Virginia Commonwealth University President's Award of Excellent this week!

Beth, you are a treasure to the Department and the VCU College of Health Professions. Congratulations on receiving this honor. It is so well-deserved!

Photos from VCU Health Administration - College of Health Professions's post 04/11/2024

Our first-year students recently had the incredible opportunity to visit Owens & Minor for an immersive onsite experience as part of their Data Analytics and Decisions class. A huge thank you to Owens & Minor for hosting us and to Professor Lindsay Turpin for organizing this enriching experience!

Photos from VCU Health Administration - College of Health Professions's post 04/09/2024

Our and students recently engaged in enriching educational sessions and networking opportunities at the ACHE 2024 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, Illinois. It was a privilege to witness our faculty members, Stephan Davis, and Paula Song, contributing as speakers. The Cardwell Reception provided a valuable platform for reconnecting with our extensive alumni network. Thank you to Beth Ayers for orchestrating a delightful evening.

04/02/2024

As we kick off Month, the National Association of Health Services Executives (N.A.H.S.E.), the professional society for healthcare leaders, and the VCU Department of Health Administration affirm that , , and are essential to advancing and , and the profession of !!!

Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Health Administration 02/29/2024

We are currently accepting applications for an Open Rank Teaching and Research Faculty position.

The mission of the Department of Health Administration is to create the most innovative, compassionate, and business-savvy leaders to reimagine healthcare.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please follow the link below for details!

Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Health Administration Welcome to VCU … a world unlike any other.We combine learning, research, creativity, service and discovery with a commitment to inclusive excellence. ...

02/29/2024

Naana Adjei has earned both a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Ghana. She currently holds a certificate in Applied Epidemiology and Public Health Surveillance from Emory University and worked as a senior dietitian with the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services. In 2018, she completed the Emerging Leaders Training Programme at the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), West Africa Regional Leadership Centre, and served as the general secretary of the Ghana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND). She completed the renowned Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at VCU in 2023 and is focusing her research on the interactions between food security and health, the role of food systems in population health, and the influence of healthcare organizational leadership practices on patient outcomes. She is a first-year doctoral student in the Health Services Organization & Research program. Naana is also a 2024 recipient of the VCU Black History in the Making Award.

Naana states, "I believe that individually and collectively, black people have a rich cultural heritage that is worth celebrating and sharing with the world. History is a potent springboard that can be leveraged to spur us on to great achievements. In this month of commemorating black history, I think about the unique contributions black people, especially women, have made to modern society, and the potential for even more groundbreaking feats. Happy Black History Month!"

02/24/2024

Dr. Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, FAAN is the inaugural Executive Director of Inclusive Leadership Education and an assistant professor in the Department of Health Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the first and only full-time Black faculty member in the department's 75-year history. In addition to his role in the department, he is Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Belonging for the VCU College of Health Professions of Health Professions and the VCU School of Nursing. Dr. Davis is a fellow and national faculty member for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He also holds fellowship designations with the National Academies of Practice, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the American Academy of Nursing. He previously chaired the ACHE LGBTQ+ Healthcare Leaders Community and has served as an ACHE Regent-at-Large, a role created to foster diversity in the governance of ACHE. He is a past recipient of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration's Teaching Excellence Award for his contributions related to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and social justice.

Dr. Davis states, "As the son of parents who grew up during the civil rights era, I often reflect on Black History – beyond the month of February. I learned as a child that it was important to know about our people and the sacrifices and struggles that led to the freedoms we now enjoy. While we rightly place much of our focus on the prominent leaders who made historic contributions to the advancement of Black people during the civil rights movement, I also believe we should acknowledge the Black individuals around us who are making their own contributions to history. I love that VCU celebrates Black students through its 'Black History in the Making' event, a reminder that we can all make a difference for our communities. I am so proud to congratulate our health administration students, Naana Adjei, Omar Magee, and Grace Wynn for being selected for this year's awards. I look forward to the continued impact our students and alumni will make on advancing Black health and creating inclusive practice environments for all members of the healthcare workforce."

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Our students successfully organized and managed our Annual Blood Drive on Thurs., February 8. We collected 40 units of blood, potentially saving up to 120 lives. We are so grateful to everyone in the Department of Health Administration who helped make this event a success and all of our amazing volunteers.

📷: Yusuf Rizvi

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Brian Britt is a current second-year student in our program. He earned his B.S. in Health Systems Management from UNC at Charlotte and upon graduation, worked as a short-term disability case manager for Lincoln Financial. He later joined Mission Health Partners (ACO) as a clinical performance specialist on their quality team. Brian is also the program assistant for the VCU Department of Health Administration and will begin his administrative fellowship with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital this summer.

Brian states, "Black History Month holds personal significance to me as a time to pause, reflect, and highlight the plight and contributions of black people in America. Acknowledging the progress made becomes inspiration; fueling our ongoing commitment to the pursuit of equality and equity for all marginalized groups. As an individual who is just two generations removed from ancestors who circumstantially, were unable to complete primary education, I have observed the lingering effects of oppression and also the hard work and sacrifices necessary to combat these forces for future generations to succeed. My inherent responsibility as a black man has propelled me to be a representative for those who look like me and provide a voice, constantly keeping black lives in daily conversation. This commitment stands both for my life in general and my chosen profession of healthcare leadership. Just as Black History Month annually brings awareness to the black community, I strive to integrate this awareness daily to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable future."

02/13/2024

Omar Magee is a current program student in the graduating class of 2025. Omar is a Physical Therapist at Henrico Doctor's Hospital (HCA) and has grown to love the city of Richmond and all it has to offer. He is an avid podcast and audiobook listener, as well as a pickleball player, and enjoys exercising and spending time with his friends.

Omar states "Black History Month means a lot to me as it is a reminder of all the sacrifices those who have looked like me endured to give me the opportunity to be where I am today. I'm grateful for the impact I am able to make in healthcare and many of my role models are those who have not battled adversity but conquered them with an unwavering spirit. I intend to eventually carry that torch of Black leaders in healthcare and trailblaze for those after me who want to make the world a better place than they found it, as I do. I'm proud to be a VCU Ram and am appreciative of the platform this university offers me to learn, lead, and make a difference."

02/05/2024

In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating by spotlighting the stories and achievements of our students, faculty, and alumni.

Renee Sarpong is a current first-year student in our program. She was born in Ghana, in West Africa, and moved to the United States at the age of six. Her unique perspective shaped by experiences in two vastly different healthcare systems has ignited her passion for transformative change. Renee's lifelong goal is to contribute to the transformation of healthcare systems into one that is more inclusive, accessible, and prevention-focused.

Renee states, "To me, Black History Month serves as a celebration and appreciation of the unwavering achievements and perseverance of those whose contributions have paved the way for the opportunities and progress we cherish today. It is a time to honor the rich cultural legacy that has shaped societies across the world. As I reflect on the countless Black individuals who fearlessly challenged the status quo, dedicated their lives to change, and paved the way for progress, Black History Month becomes a beacon of inspiration. It reaffirms the fact that I too, a proud Black woman, have the capability to impact my community, this nation, and ultimately the world."

Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Health Administration 02/05/2024

Join us in our mission to create the most innovative, compassionate, and business-savvy leaders to reimagine healthcare.

Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Health Administration Welcome to VCU … a world unlike any other.We combine learning, research, creativity, service and discovery with a commitment to inclusive excellence. ...

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Congratulations! 👏 The journal generates discussion and further research in the area of telehealth technology implementation in rural areas.

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Timeline photos 01/24/2024

In the past week, our first-year students were invited to tour and meet with administrators at Sheltering Arms Institute. Students had the opportunity to speak with VCU alum Katie Ilch, along with Misty Woodward, and Matt Wilks as they learned about just some of the amazing things happening at Sheltering Arms.

Thank you to everyone who made this tour possible and invested time in our students' growth and success.

01/05/2024

We are actively recruiting applicants for our residential 3-year MHA and hybrid executive MSHA programs for Fall 2024 admission!

Scan the QR code below or click https://ha.chp.vcu.edu/ to learn more about our nationally ranked ( #3!) CAHME-accredited programs and discover how you can develop yourself as a healthcare leader!

Emerging leaders: 42 provider organization leaders under 40 | 2023 01/04/2024

It's thrilling to see a few of our alums make the Becker's Hospital Review list! Congratulations, Roberta Tinch, Kyle Asay, and Davina Prabhu!

Emerging leaders: 42 provider organization leaders under 40 | 2023 Becker's is excited to honor these emerging leaders in healthcare, who are 40 years old or younger and are making a difference at their healthcare provider organizations.

12/21/2023

Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a most prosperous and healthy New Year!

Featured News 12/12/2023

CHP collects record amount of food to benefit the Ram Pantry

Featured News CHP collects record amount of food to benefit the Ram PantryA student’s personal experience with food insecurity inspires him to help others For the third consecutive year, the VCU College of Health Professions has exceeded its own expectations with their annual food drive to benefit the VCU Ram P...

11/21/2023

You’re Invited! Please join us for our second annual Johnston Memorial VCU MHA Golf Classic. This event was founded by the MHA Class of 2023 to honor the legacy of Dr. Ann Johnston. Proceeds from this event directly support the professional development of MHA students by providing assistance to attend professional conferences and events.

To learn more about registration, sponsorship opportunities, and Dr. Johnston’s legacy, please visit our website: https://www.vcumhagolfclassic.com/

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Following our 2023 Paul Gross Landmarks and Leadership Award Ceremony, we had the honor of hosting program alum and The Joint Commission President and CEO, Dr. Jonathan Perlin, for breakfast with our current and students. Dr. Perlin offered our students expert insight into his career successes as he promoted the need for equitable care, environmental sustainability, learning, and performance improvement.

Thank you, Dr. Perlin, for your time and unwavering support of the program and our students!

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