Yousuf Ahmad, DrPH, MHSA, MBA, FACHE

Divisional Senior Vice President, Mercy Health Partners
Class of 1999


"The part-time program at Xavier University?s GPHSA helped me advance within my career. I was promoted to a senior director before I completed the program and became a senior executive in two years with responsibility for several key functions.?




Mike Hibbard, RN, MHSA, PMP

Division Chief Information Officer, Mercy Health Partners and Community Mercy Health Partners
Class of 2008

" Becoming engaged in the MHSA program at Xavier University has been thespringboard for career advancement. When discussing career developmentwith my boss, Dr. Yousuf Ahmad, he mentioned that even though I was an RN and had an MBA, I did not know the business of healthcare. At the time I challenged him about his comment - BUT he was right. When I started the program I was a Director of Clinical Informatics. Using some of the tools from the program and continued succession planning, I was promoted to a Vice President during my final year. Ten months after completing the MHSA program, I was promoted to Divisional Chief Information Officer. This series of advancements would not have happened without the Xavier University Masters in Health Administration degree. Dr. Ahmad was right!"


Calvin T. Wright, MHSA

Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Catholic Healthcare Partners
Class of 2008

"Being a mid-career manager and trying to determine my future career direction,  Xavier's GPHSA part-time program provided me with the education necessary to advance to the next level of health care management. "