On Saturday, November 9, six teams from across the region participated in the first-ever Seton Hall University and Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey (SHU-HPMSNJ) Graduate Healthcare Management Student Case Study Challenge. Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program Director, Anne Hewitt, PhD, says that, "this regional opportunity is important because many graduate programs in Healthcare Management may lack resources to participate in national competitions, but the students are qualified to compete. Now, outstanding students from CAHME-accredited, or seeking accreditation programs, have the opportunity to compete at a rigorous level and demonstrate their critical thinking, leadership, and professional presentation skills."
The SHU-HPMSNJ Case Study Challenge differs from a traditional competition in that the single-day event involves a generic case study, which outlines the health challenge and criteria. This format allows teams to be innovative in creating their own responses to the case study which they present to panel of judges. Only CAHME-accredited programs and those seeking accreditation in the New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania region participated. Teams from Drexel University, Hofstra University, Rutgers University, Saint Joseph's University, Seton Hall University, and the University of Scranton presented insightful solutions to the case study demonstrating their exemplary problem-solving skills as it relates to contemporary healthcare management scenarios.
Each team had the opportunity to present before a panel of expert judges representing diverse healthcare organizations and perspectives. The judges selected a Rutgers University team as the winner. Hofstra University received the second-place honor and in third place was Seton Hall University with Drexel University receiving honorable mention. The top three teams received invitations to the annual HPMSNJ meeting where they will be recognized among established professionals for their achievements. Winning teams also received monetary prizes and electronic badges highlighting their success in the case study challenge. Presenting the checks was Matthew DiBartolomeo, Manager, University Relations, at Hackensack Meridian Health.
Sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health (premier sponsor), the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), Cooper University Healthcare, Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey (HPMSNJ), New Solutions, Inc., Oxford Communications, RWJBarnabas Health and Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences, the inaugural event was a huge success. We would like to congratulate the winners and acknowledge all the participants for their hard work.
University Team Members and Coaches:
Coached by Dr. Soumitra Bhuyan
Coached by Dr. Edward Coffield and Dr. Maria Sanmartin
Seton Hall University
Coached by Dr. Brian Colfer and Dr. Stephen Wagner
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