The UAB Health System sponsored the first Health Administration Case Competition in 2007. During the spring of 2006, the students in the Master of Science in Health Administration Program at UAB competed in a local case competition based on a real life scenario from the UAB Health System – the repositioning of the Women’s and Infants’ Facility. Everyone involved enjoyed the experience – students, senior executives, and judges.
Through this experience came a vision for a nationwide competition among other graduate programs in health administration. The competition provides students with the opportunity to present their recommendations to a national panel of judges. It is designed to be a capstone experience that tests analytic abilities, teamwork, communication and presentation skills.
It seemed logical to join the Health Administration Case Competition with the L.R. Jordan Distinguished Lecture Series, which annually brings a leading health care executive to UAB.