Kevin McIntyre places third in ACHE essay competition

UAB’s School of Health of Professions student Kevin McIntyre has placed third in the Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management.
kevin mcintyreMcIntyre will receive his award in Chicago on March 16.

Kevin McIntyre, a senior in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Health Professions, has placed third in the American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management.

In the Birmingham native’s essay, “Controversies in Improving Surgical Quality,” he discusses the different ways quality is measured and different interventions being done to improve quality.

McIntyre is grateful that four years of hard work has paid dividends.

“It means a great deal to me,” McIntyre said. “It feels good that all that research has paid off.”

McIntyre credits his mentors, Christy Lemak, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Services Administration, and Pamela Paustian, Ph.D., health care management program director, for preparing him to succeed in the essay competition.

The purpose of the competition is to stimulate and demonstrate the ability of future health care executives to identify and describe important issues and developments in their chosen profession.

McIntyre will receive his award at the Congress on Healthcare Leadership during the Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon on Wednesday, March 16, in Chicago.