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This unique text looks at a wide variety of career opportunities in a broad range of direct healthcare settings such as hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, and clinics as well as non-direct healthcare settings such as associations, managed care and health insurance companies, consulting firms, and medical supplier firms.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Forewordp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
About the Authorsp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
The Healthcare Management Workforcep. 1
Why Choose Healthcare Management?p. 2
The Origins of Healthcare Managementp. 3
Growth and Opportunitiesp. 3
Healthcare Management Talent Quotient Quizp. 5
Knowledge Base Required for Healthcare Managementp. 7
Managerial Skills Required for Healthcare Managementp. 9
Experiential Learning Required for Healthcare Managementp. 12
Chapter Summaryp. 13
Understanding Healthcare Managementp. 17
The Need for Management and Their Perspectivep. 18
Management: Definition, Functions, and Competenciesp. 19
Management Positions: The Control in the Organizational Hierarchyp. 21
Focus of Management: Self, Unit/Team, and Organizationp. 24
Role of the Manager in Talent Managementp. 26
Role of the Manager in Ensuring High Performancep. 26
Role of the Manager in Succession Planningp. 28
Chapter Summaryp. 29
Healthcare Management Practice Settingsp. 33
Understanding Practice Settings: Direct and Non-Direct Carep. 33
Direct Care Settingsp. 34
Ambulatory Care Organizations/Clinicsp. 34
Health Departments: Local, County, State, and Federalp. 36
Hospitalsp. 40
Hospital Systemsp. 42
Physician Practicesp. 44
Assisted Living Facilitiesp. 48
Nursing Homesp. 50
Retirement Communitiesp. 53
Wellness/Fitness Centersp. 55
Non-Direct Care Settingsp. 57
Associationsp. 57
Consulting Firmsp. 59
Medical Suppliersp. 61
Managed Care Organizations/Health Insurersp. 63
Pharmaceutical Firmsp. 65
Perspectives from the Field: Profiles of Healthcare Managersp. 71
Sampling Matrix and Process for Developing Profilesp. 72
A Day in the Life of Healthcare Managersp. 73
Proportion of Time Spent on Management Functionsp. 73
Use of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilitiesp. 74
Key Sources of Satisfactionp. 75
Profiles of Healthcare Managersp. 77
Larry M. Beck, MBA, MHA, FACHEp. 78
Michael C. Boblitz, MBAp. 81
Sandy Cave, RN, BSNp. 84
Stephanie Chisolm, PhDp. 87
Kristi Donovan, MS, CAEp. 90
Teresa L. Edwards, MHA, FACHEp. 93
Christopher Fanning, MHSAp. 96
Valerie Fearnsp. 98
William J. Forbes, PhDp. 102
Harry Foxp. 104
Treg Fuller, MSSp. 106
Schuyler Furyp. 108
Theresa C. Honchar, LPNp. 112
Andrew Jones, MSp. 114
J. S. Parker Jones, IV, MS, CNHA, FACHCAp. 117
Michael Jurgensen, MHAp. 120
Sharon E. Kelley, RN, MS, NEA-BCp. 122
Mary Beth Kiser, MPHp. 125
Lauren Koontzp. 127
Jim Krauss, MHSA, FACHEp. 129
Amanda Llewellyn, MHA/MBA, FACHEp. 131
Jerod M. Loeb, PhDp. 135
Lew Lyon, PhDp. 137
Natassja Manzanerop. 140
Karen Maustp. 144
Michael J. McDonnell, MBAp. 147
Matt Neiswanger, MSW, LNHAp. 150
Ryan Novakp. 153
Ryan Papap. 156
Reena Patelp. 160
Justine Powellp. 162
Jeff Richardson, MBA, LCSW-Cp. 165
Andrea Saevoonp. 167
Jennifer R. Shapiro, MPHp. 169
Sunil K. Sinha, MD, MBA, FACHEp. 171
Justin E. Skinner, MFA, MBAp. 174
Wes Street, NHAp. 176
Richard J. Stull, FACHEp. 178
Jeanine Tylerp. 181
Jennifer Villani, MPHp. 184
Jason Vollmerp. 187
Tanisha Woodardp. 191
Summary and Conclusions About the Professionp. 195
Themes from the Healthcare Manager Profilesp. 195
Interest in the Profession and Satisfactionp. 196
The Role of Mentorsp. 197
Variation in Preparation, Experiences, and Rolesp. 198
Challenges Faced by Healthcare Managersp. 199
Growth Areas for Healthcare Managementp. 200
Skills Needed for the Next Generation of Healthcare Managersp. 202
Advice from the Managersp. 204
Conclusionsp. 206
Resources for Learning More About Healthcare Managementp. 207
Acronyms, Organizations, and Web Addressesp. 207
Sample Bachelor of Science Healthcare Management Programs of Studyp. 211
James Madison Universityp. 211
Towson Universityp. 215
Sample Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree Requirementsp. 219
The Pennsylvania State Universityp. 219
Getting a Job in Healthcare Managementp. 221
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)p. 221
Commonly Used Terms in Job Advertising and Position Descriptionsp. 224
Sample Position Descriptionsp. 227
Do's and Don'ts of Interviewingp. 229
Checklist for Finding the Right Jobp. 233
Sample Cover Letters and Resumesp. 235
Indexp. 243
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