HSA Alumni & Development

The roles that alumni play in the Department of Health Services Administration contribute significantly to the robust quality of our education and research. These roles vary from teaching entire courses, providing guest lectures, mentoring students, serving as preceptors for residencies and internships, participating on advisory boards and providing financial support to our many scholarship, endowments and special programs.
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Jason Little (
MSHA Class 33)
Named President & CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care

Jason Little, a graduate of UAB’s Master of Science in Health Administration Program and member of MSHA Class 33, was recently promoted to president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Little has been with Baptist since 2002. Before being promoted to his current position, he served as executive vice president and metro market leader, overseeing Baptist’s seven metro-Memphis hospitals and NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. Before that, he served as administrator and CEO of three Baptist Memorial hospitals. Little received his bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he was elected student body president, and his master’s degree in business administration and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and then joined the team as an operations administrator for its Scottsdale, Ariz., location before coming to Baptist. Little serves on the boards of the Tennessee Hospital Association, Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Church Health Center and the American Heart Association. He also is a member of The University of Tennessee Alumni Board and is the incoming chairman of the New Memphis Institute board.

One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. In 2012, Baptist was ranked No. 2 among large employers and No. 23 overall nationally in Modern Healthcare magazine’s top 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, has 14,000 employees and comprises 14 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with about 500 doctors; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society honored five people for their professional achievements and philanthropy during its 11th annual Alumni Leadership Recognition Awards._DSC0002Front Row (L-R): Donna Slovensky, PhD, Howard Houser, PhD, Traci Spray d’Auguste, and Amy Yarbrough, PhD. Back Row (l-R): Adam d’Auguste, Stephen O’Connor, PhD, and Robert C. Chapman.The Honorable Walter T. Maddox, Robin D. Foley, Anne Harper Arrasmith, Sanjay Singh and Traci Spray d’Auguste (MSHA Class 35) were honored during the luncheon held Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in UAB’s National Alumni Society House.

D’Auguste received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, presented to a graduate of the past 10 years for outstanding professional achievement, notable service to the community and commitment to UAB. A 2001 graduate of the UAB schools of Health Professions and Business, from which she received her graduate degrees in health and business administration respectively, d’Auguste is the director of clinical operations for New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. A loyal supporter of the university and Blazer athletics, d’Auguste is a lifetime member of the UAB National Alumni Society and a founding member of its New York alumni chapter.