SPH students win ACHE Case Competition

SPH students George Alaniz, Garrett Boland, Darin Maccatherine,
Dante Ridgell, Adedoyin Akinlonu, Zarna Shah, Matt Stabe
and Bhaavika Patel

A student team from UNT Health Science Center’s School of Public Health (SPH) recently won top honors at the fourth annual North Texas Case Study Competition of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Members of the team were Adedoyin Akinlonu, George Alaniz, Garrett Boland, Darin Maccatherine, Bhaavika Patel, Dante Ridgell, Zarna Shah and Matt Stabe, all graduate students in the school’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program.

The ACHE competition challenges students to analyze and make investment, expenditure and leadership decisions on behalf of a reality-based hospital or health care system example. SPH faculty advisers and MHA course work helped students prepare for the experience.

The MHA program focuses on project management, change leadership, human resources and financials, analysis and strategic planning, information technology management, performance measurement, organizational awareness, process management and organizational design, in addition to other key leadership competencies.  Students also gain hands-on experience through community and corporate health care internships that further strengthen their executive skills.

UNT Health Science Center’s MHA graduates pursue careers in a variety of leadership positions for hospitals; managed care, insurance and pharmaceutical companies; consulting firms; government agencies; and other for-profit and nonprofit health organizations.

The MHA program was recently reviewed for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), which is considered a benchmark of academic standards and integrity for schools in the U.S. and Canada. A decision by CAHME on the accreditation review is expected soon.

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