UGC HOSTS ALUMNI HEALTH CARE FORUM
Union Graduate College�s Health Care Management Society hosted its first ever Health Care Forum on Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Drawing on the insights and experience of a panel of highly success alumni of the MBA in Health Care Management program, the discussion covered innovative health care delivery systems, the role of technology and the value of management training in today�s health care settings.
� Sue Kelly, MS '88, MSB '05, Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
� Mark McKinney, MBA '92, CEO, Health Information Exchange of New York (HIXNY)
� David Shippee, MBA '85, CEO, Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services
� Kellie Valente, MBAH '05, VP, Strategic Planning and Program Development, Ellis Medicine
� Steve Kelley, MBA '92, President & CEO, Ellenville Regional Hospital
Valente, MBAH�92, told students in the audience that hospitals welcome MBA training and that there are many opportunities for graduates of the MBA in Health Care Management. Kelley, MBA�92, echoed Valente, saying that students who are willing to work hard and offer good ideas will go far in the health care field.
ABOVE: John Huppertz, PhD, Chair, MBA in Health Care Management and moderator of the forum; Amanda Louis, MBAH�13, President, Health Care Management Society; McKinney; Kelly; Valente; Kelley and Shippee.
Union Graduate College's MBA in Health care Management is one of just 28 programs in the country that has achieved dual-accreditation from both AACSB and CAHME. As UGC's fastest growing program, our alumni go on to assume leading roles in health care organizations in the Capital Region and across the country, including highly competitive fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic.
To learn more about the MBA in Health Care Management and hear from successful alumni, go to: http://uniongraduatecollege.edu/healthmba/Healthcare.aspx