Spring 2010 Student Articles
- Meet Our Student Leaders
- Honor Society Inductees
- Community Service Update
- Xavier and UC Medical Students Collaborate to Serve Those in Need
Recruitment and Promotions Coordinator
Our students continue to represent us well. Here's what a few had to say as GPHSA Student Officers and Healthcare Administration Student Professional Society (HASPS) leaders.
“I am looking forward to motivating my classmates to participate in a variety of community activities. I hope to show them the importance of giving back to our community, so that they will continue to serve long after we leave Xavier.”
"My goal is to provide transparency and reconciliation in reporting, manage funds responsibly for the good of the class, as well as give leadership and support to fellow officers and classmates.”
“My vision for the Class of 2012 is to become future health care leaders by working together and utilizing our program’s knowledge, professors, alumni and community.”
Eight students were inducted into MHSA’s Honor Society during the “Last Supper” on April 24. Membership in the society requires a grade point average of 3.7 and above.
Community Service Chair
First-year students have hit the ground running this semester, supporting local organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and local hospitals. First- and second-year classes also have collaborated on projects, including one in which a team of students raised more than $500 for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In late fall, students from both classes, as well as faculty, also adopted a family of three boys, ages 1 to 3, for Xavier’s Holiday Project. The team collected donations of more than $400, enough to buy the three boys winter coats, hats, gloves, clothes and toys.
More recently, students helped with the Center for Closing the Health Gap’s annual Health Expo and partnered with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati to host a scavenger hunt. The event raised over $1,000, which will be used for the Down Syndrome Association’s annual Lose the Training Wheels camp this summer.
In an effort to collaborate with other programs, students organized a technology symposium with the University of Kentucky’s MHA program this past February. The symposium featured alumni Mike Hibbard, Chief Information Officer at Mercy Health Partners, and Rick Moore, Chief Information Officer for TriHealth, as keynote speakers.
Daniel Laughlin and Lauren Leighton
UHP/Medvouc Leaders, MHSA Class of 2011
For the past two years, students in Xavier’s Master of Health Services Administration program have collaborated with University of Cincinnati medical students to support two student-led organizations: the Urban Health Project and Medical Volunteers of UC. The Urban Health Project places UC medical students into internships that focus on underserved populations. Medical Volunteers of UC, known as MedvoUC, runs a volunteer clinic at Cincinnati’s largest homeless shelter, the Drop-Inn Center.
This year, MHSA students are working with Urban Health Project to analyze community benefit, effectively track financial and organizational goals, identify new marketing opportunities and develop a more effective governance structure. MedvoUC initiatives include community benefit analysis, ideas for physician recruitment and recommendations for participation in a local health information exchange.
The collaborative effort gives MHSA students the opportunity to use their administrative knowledge, build relationships with clinicians and work with underserved populations to have a positive impact on the community.