MHA Honor Society Induction Ceremony
On April 28, 2012, 10 MHA students were inducted into the honor society Upsilon Phi Delta by Dr. Anne Hewitt, MHA Program Director and Associate Professor. Monsignor Richard M. Liddy, Ph. D. provided the keynote address for the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program's honor society induction on Thursday, April 28, 2012. As part of the Upsilon Phi Delta induction ceremony, Monsignor Liddy spoke about a conversation in civil society.
Monsignor Liddy provided the keynote address for the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program's honor society induction on Thursday, April 28, 2012. As part of the Upsilon Phi Delta induction ceremony, Monsignor Liddy spoke about a conversation in civil society. He is the University's Professor of Catholic Thought and Culture and Director of the Center for Catholic Studies. Previously he was the rector of Immaculate Conception Seminary/School if Theology and spiritual director at the North American College in Rome.
Upsilon Phi Delta, is the national honor society for students in healthcare administration. The name is derived from the Greek words for health, care and administration (or leadership). The founders of the society emphasize that health is the objective of our work; that caring is an essential trait of all people in health care and that leadership is the essential trait of those would lead and manage our healthcare systems.
The Pi Chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta was established in 2004 by the MHA program at Seton Hall University. At the May 4, 2011 ceremony, 22 MHA students were inducted into the honor society by Dr. Anne Hewitt, MHA Program Director and Associate Professor.
LT 28 – March 2011The Race to the Halfway Mark
Meeting as a Learning Team for the second time since their initial orientation residency, LT 28 students came together on March 2-6, 2011 for their mid-residency. After warm greetings to each other, students focused on healthcare policy and The Healthcare Reform Act, before using their avatars in a virtual world to see how prepared they were for an emergency event. Prof. David Gourley and Anna Pence, two MHA alumni, shared their expertise as healthcare leaders with the group. Students experienced speaking in front of an audience, as well as the challenges of getting feedback from their fellow classmates, and the enjoyment of laughter, friendship, good food at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel and spending time on Seton Hall University’s campus.
LT 30 – March 2011A New Beginning
As the members of Learning Team 28 (LT 28) reunited for their mid-residency, the members of the newly formed Learning Team 30 (LT 30) met for the first time. Together they learned about the foundations of healthcare systems, listened to Prof. David Gourley (MHA alum), Prof. Tom Woodard, Dr. Terrance Cahill, and faculty talk about the opportunities and challenges to being part of the healthcare industry, as well as how they could make a difference in their communities while advancing careers. The two Learning Teams spent time together networking and sharing meals. They also got to enjoy being with their fellow classmates and faculty, share good laughs, form new friendships, spend time on Seton Hall’s campus and dine at Café Arn>ugula in South Orange. Now, they begin their online MHA experience.
September 2010 – LT 25 and LT 29As One Chapter Closes, Another Begins
September was a great month for the online MHA program. First, we celebrated the graduation of 21 students in Learning Team 25 during their final residency. The Valedictorian, Valerie Pierson, MHA ’10 spoke at the graduation ceremony about the healthcare industry needing “strong leaders like ourselves to help organizations turn risks into opportunities, implement strategies to manage resistance, and accept change.” Valerie, who leads the internal audit and prospective payment system program at John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine in Wilkes Barre, PA, also noted that learning online had no boundaries, and was flexible to meet the students’ needs in an environment of mutual respect, learning and leadership.
During the same weekend, the MHA faculty welcomed 20 students into the newest Learning Team (LT 29), along with 15 students from the on-campus MHA program. The online students in LT 29 came from all regions of the United States and Canada, and worked for healthcare centers, insurance agencies, pharmaceuticals, and the military. The MHA students learned about the foundations of healthcare systems, listened to MHA alumni and faculty talk about the opportunities and challenges to being part of the healthcare industry, and prepared to learn online.What our students are saying...
"The Online MHA curricula afforded me the opportunity to learn both fine detail and the global overview that is so important to the contemporary healthcare executive. It was a wonderful learning experience. Being able to meet my classmates face-to-face and to share real life experiences truly created a strong sense of teamwork. Everyone became such a part of each other’s lives. Although the courses were tough, they were also relevant to the challenges we face every day. The professors truly cared about each of us as individuals, and knowing my MHA is from a top rated academic school like Seton Hall University is the epitome of excellence."
Tracy Brand RN, JD, MHA ‘07
“My educational experience in the online MHA program was intellectually stimulating and personally fulfilling. As a mid-career professional and mother, I feared that the decision to return to school to obtain my Master’s would be too great a responsibility. Yet, the program’s flexibility enabled me to simultaneously earn a degree, work full time, and raise a family. Professionally, this degree has been invaluable. I was able to hone my strategic planning and critical thinking skills.”
Jan Murphy, MHA ‘06
Pharmaceutical Lab Services Supervisor
“I was one dimensional in thinking nursing was the most important part of health care. My classmates and instructors, who were from all areas of health care, helped me to see the global picture and how we all work together to provide the highest quality of health care services to our customers.”
Laurie Allen, MHA ‘05
Phoenix VA Hospital
“The MHA online program at Seton Hall has enabled me to question current practices to find better alternatives by cultivating my critical thinking skills and evidence based methods for decision-making. These skills have proved to be essential for maximizing the quality and effectiveness of my performance within my organization and profession.”
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Karen Liszner, CRRN, MHA ‘04
Vice President & Director, Nursing and Ancillary Services
Kessler Rehabilitation Institute
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