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“We are very pleased with CAHME’s decision to extend candidacy status to the program,” says Carla Stebbins, Ph.D., director of the M.H.A. program. “The program and University community have worked for several years to align with the accreditation standards. We sincerely believe that we have a superior program designed to blend the needs and wants of the working adult, with an academic experience that develops measured competence in health care leadership.”
CAHME is the only organization recognized to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in health care management education. Candidate status is an indication that a program in health care management has voluntarily committed to participate in a plan of self-improvement and is actively progressing toward the status of accreditation. Candidate status is not accredited status and does not guarantee eventual accredited status.
The residencies, offered the first Wednesday through Sunday of the fall and spring terms, will immerse students in real-world scenarios that integrate theory into practice. They will include required curriculum as well as professional development seminars, highly interactive workshops, round-table discussions, self-assessment activities and networking opportunities.
“Health care is unique in that its mission is providing high-quality care to all people,” says MHA Program Director/Chair Carla Stebbins, Ph.D. “I am excited that DMU’s innovative MHA curriculum will prepare our students to be 21st century leaders in this demanding, rewarding profession.”
DMU’s MHA program will continue to feature the flexibility that allows most students to work full-time. All students have up to seven years to complete the program, allowing them to balance professional and personal demands. Students can complete the program part-time in three years or, as full-time students, in 24 months. Either way, an MHA degree from DMU equips them to lead and succeed as team players in providing effective, accessible and affordable health care.
“The MHA program at DMU changed my career path,” says alumnus Jay Willsher, now an adjunct professor for the program. He is the executive vice president and chief operating officer with Trinity Regional Health System, an organization with multiple hospitals and clinics in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. “Since obtaining my degree, I have been very fortunate to obtain progressive leadership responsibilities within the Iowa health system. I began as a clinic manager for a six-provider clinic and have progressed to COO of a four-hospital, 600-inpatient health care system.”
For more information about DMU’s MHA degree program, visit www.dmu.edu; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 515-271-1538 or – outside the 515 area code – 800-240-2767, x1538.]]>