Emily H. Belew, MHA, LNFA
Instructor, Health Behavior and Health Systems
Education & Experience:
I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Health Administration from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. I am also a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA). I began my career in progressive roles in the long-term care/skilled nursing industry, eventually serving as Healthcare Administrator for a large skilled nursing facility. I later transitioned to the role of Practice Administrator for a mid-size physician organization.
Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
I have enjoyed applying the interpersonal skills gained in my experiences to my role as an instructor. At HSC, I have taught courses that prepare students for career/internship placement – Professional and Academic Development and Internship I – and Managing Across the Continuum of Care. I enjoy helping students identify how their prior experiences relate to their future endeavors and how to communicate these with confidence, professionalism and persuasion. I am enthusiastic about informing students of the variety and importance of the many care environments in our complex health care system. I have also taught Environmental Management for Long Term Care Administrators for the Long-Term Care Administration Program at Texas State University.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I have delivered continuing education courses for health care professionals from a variety of settings through participation in multi-care-setting committees. I engage in Texas Health Care Association conferences and conventions, the professional organization for Long Term Care Administrators. I hold certification as a Certified Nursing Facility Administrator Preceptor. Recently, I partnered with an HSC instructional designer to pursue and achieve national Quality Matters certification for the online version of Managing Across the Continuum of Care.
My scholarly interests include employee retention strategies, specifically related to direct care staff in the long-term care environment, and the training and support of licensed nursing facility administrators. I am also interested in payment models for long-term and skilled nursing care.
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