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 #2 in the U.S.The UAB Master of Science in Health Administration program is now ranked #2 in the nation according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The MSHA program, housed in the Department of Health Services Administration, is only one-tenth of a point behind the top ranked program in the category of Best Grad Schools in Health Care Management.
“The ranking is an acknowledgement of our commitment to provide an outstanding learning experience that includes excellent education, practice-relevant scholarly activity, and engaged alumni,” said Christy Harris Lemak, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Services Administration. “It means so much to the department because it is recognition from our peers and because it highlights a legacy of excellence at UAB that began 50 years ago.”
The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released March 10, 2015, are part of the 2016 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
Weech-Maldonado team receives $1.25MResearchers 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 ArabiaThe University of Alabama at Birmingham’s National Alumni Society has formally recognized the UAB Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Alumni Chapter.
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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.