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Masters in Health Administration Alumni E-Newsletter

2013 Winter Edition

Feature! MHA ALUMNUS RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD

Mr. John Sanders was selected as the 2012 College of Health Professions Distinguished Alumnus Award winner and was honored in October at the College’s Showcasing Success ceremony held in St. Luke’s chapel. Sanders graduated from MUSC in 1989 with a Master of Health Services Administration, the precursor of the MHA degree. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given annually to ...MORE

John Sanders

MHA STUDENTS VISIT PALMETTO HEALTH
By Chesley Elliott, 1st year Residential MHA Student

Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina welcomed five MHA first year students for a full day of experience learning about their work culture and top executives. One of the current administrative fellows, and recent MUSC grad, Caroline Cotter, put together a schedule of roughly fifteen top executives that met with the students for 30 minutes to an hour. Each executive shared their personal experiences, tips for success, and answered the eager student's questions. MORE

Visiting Palmetto Health

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: SARAH BACIK, MHA CLASS OF 2005

MUSC’s Director of Strategic Planning Sarah Bacik planned to go to medical school but, when she finished her undergraduate degree in biology, she realized her interests had shifted. She made the decision to take a year off and move from St. Louis to Charleston. There she met her future husband, Adam, while working at an environmental lab. Sarah also learned more about the MUSC Health Administration Program and quickly took to the idea of becoming a Health Administrator.  MORE

Sarah Bacik

ESCAPE FIRE
By Chesley Elliott, 1st year Residential MHA Student

A screening and brief discussion of the Sundance film, Escape Fire, was held in an MUSC auditorium on Tuesday, January 14. Escape Fire is based on an article written several years ago by Don Berwick, recently of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The film depicts the challenges of the US healthcare system and touches on “finding a way out” and “saving the health of a nation.”   MORE

Escape Fire

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