The Center for Healthcare Management & Leadership has an active and distinguished history of service to health care managers in Alabama, the nation, and the world for almost 50 years. It was established in February, 1966. Its initial continuing education program was the Health Services Administrator’s Development (HSAD) program which ran from 1966 until 1995.

Another major project of the Center has been the National Symposium for Healthcare Executives conducted each summer for the past 33 years. Beginning in the fall of 1972, theCenter developed and conducted a series of comprehensive seminars and workshops for health related organizations, including hospitals, nursing homes, and physician practices. Faculty have also presented these programs nationally and internationally, including programs in China, Jamaica, Columbia, Costa Rica, and Chile.

Healthcare Management Professional Development Program
UAB’s Health Services Administration faculty offers a highly specialized curriculum in healthcare management for members of UAB Medicine. This program is for technical and clinical staff promoted into management. Participants are nominated by entity leaders from University Hospital, Highlands, CEH, HSF, TKC and VIVA, clinical chairs and/or executive administrators and the CNO and CIO.   Dr. Will Ferniany, Chief Executive Officer of the UAB Health System and the Executive Cabinet make the final selection of participants. UAB faculty in Health Services Administration in cooperation with senior management of UAB’s Health System develops a highly customized and timely curriculum for honorees in the annual program.

"Our medical staff is ranked by colleagues to be among the best, our nursing staff is recognized with Magnet distinction and all our employees strive to deliver care with attention to one patient at a time. To me and our patients, the UAB physicians and staff perform miracles every day."
-Will Ferniany, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, UAB Health System

UAB’s faculty in Health Services Administration offers a ‘customized curriculum’ in health care management for members of UAB Medicine. This program is for technical and clinical staff promoted into management. Participants are nominated by entity leaders from University Hospital, Highlands, CEH, HSF, TKC and VIVA, the clinical chairs and/or executive administrators and the CNO and CIO. The Executive Cabinet makes the final selection of participants.


 Healthcare executives around the country continually use the programs to keep their management and leadership skills sharp and up-to-date.  Operating in a newly constructed suite of offices that occupy the top two floors of the School of Health Professions, the Executive Learning Center is a cutting-edge facility that offers the latest in technology and teaching. 



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Dr. J.M. "Mickey" Trimm, Director,
Center for Healthcare Management & Leadership