Posts by Barb Boose


Alumni Spotlight: Blessy Varghese Peacedale, M.H.A.’14

Blessy Varghese Peacedale was a practicing physician in Kerala, India, when her spouse’s employer transferred him to Marshalltown, Iowa. Her decision to accompany him required her to make another decision – whether to pursue an American medical license.  “To complete the USMLE and a residency would have taken three to four years,” she says. “But […]

— Barb Boose

Alumni Spotlight: Kathy Goetz, M.H.A.’12

A nurse since 1979, Kathy Goetz increasingly took on administrative and management roles in her positions with the Iowa Heart Center. She decided earning her M.H.A. degree would allow her “to bring value” to the organization. “I am a life-long learner so going back to school was a great fit,” she notes. In 2013, a […]

— Barb Boose

MHA faculty earns prestigious credential

Richard Belloff, D.B.A., assistant professor in DMU’s master of health care administration (M.H.A.) program, recently was awarded fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 40,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential to signify board certification in health care management. Ann York, Ph.D., P.T., associate professor […]

— Barb Boose

PA students go big, take prize in volunteering

Given the intense curriculum and non-stop schedule of students in DMU’s physician assistant program, they could be rightfully expected to hoard any spare moments of down time for zoned-out sleep. Not so: Despite the high rigor and relentless pace of their academic pursuits, last year members of the PA Class of 2015 set a new record for the most volunteer hours per student. They also scorched their competition – their PA […]

— Barb Boose