DEPARTMENT of HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

The Department of Health Services Administration includes top-ranked programs, as well as a variety of continuing education opportunities for health services executives. Several of the programs are the only one of their kind in the state, first of their kind in the nation, and ranked in the top ten in the nation. Graduates of these programs enjoy high starting salaries and abundant job opportunities.

Graduate Program #5 in the U.S.

US News & World Report ranks the UAB Master of Science in Health Administration program #5 in the nation. Our MSHA program, established in 1965, prepares you to assume executive leadership positions in a broad range of health services organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician group practices, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, consulting firms, and insurance companies.

Weech-Maldonado team receives $1.25M

Rob Weech Maldonado5.14Researchers from the Department of Health Services Administration have been awarded $1.25 million by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to better understand the management and market factors associated with high performance among nursing homes that have a high proportion, 85 percent or greater, of Medicaid residents.

“Nobody has taken a mixed-methods look at why some high-Medicaid nursing homes perform well and others do not,” said Robert Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D., professor and L.R. Jordan Chair of the HSA department. “This grant will enable us to gather quantitative data, such as surveys of management, and find patterns. Following that, we will use qualitative methods, such as interviewing staff, to reveal the complete story about what is really happening inside nursing homes across the United States.”

1st UAB Alumni chapter in Saudi Arabia

saudi class 2013 webThe University of Alabama at Birmingham’s National Alumni Society has formally recognized the UAB Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Alumni Chapter.

SEE MORE: the UAB SHP Flickr page has photos from graduation

The first NAS chapter established in the Middle East includes 31 graduates of Saudi Arabia’s inaugural UAB Executive Master of Science in Health Administration. The chapter is open to any UAB graduate that lives in Saudi Arabia.