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2019 SFHEF Healthcare Leader Development Case Competition: Another Successful Year! Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00
The Dania Beach based South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF), a local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE),  recently announced the 2019 SFHEF Healthcare Leader Development Case Competition participants and winners. 

The awards ceremony was held on April 18, 2019 at Memorial Regional Hospital- Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) in Hollywood. In the graduate division, the first, second and third place winners and first runner-up placement are Florida International University Healthcare MBA program; Florida Atlantic University Health Administration program; Barry University Health Services Administration & Public Health program; and in its inaugural year, University of Miami Health Management and Policy program, respectively.  In the undergraduate division, first, second and third place winners are the University of Miami Health Management and Policy program, in its inaugural year; Keiser University Health Service Administration program; and Florida Atlantic University, Health Administration program, respectively. The ceremony was part of SFHEF's monthly educational program.  The educational event, titled “Mapping Your Career,” offered a great complement to the theme of healthcare professional and leadership development, reflected by participation in the case competition.

The case competition took place at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, April 12, 2019. This year featured 7 teams with a total of about 29 students from the undergraduate and graduate health management and administration programs in 5 local South Florida universities and facilitated by the support from their respective program advisors. These universities are members of the ACHE Higher Education Network (HEN). The teams were awarded both monetary and non-monetary prizes.

“It is amazing to witness the growth of the case competition events over the years, and more important, the impact that they have on the professional development of participating students who will become our future healthcare leaders," stated Oyinkansola “Bukky” Ogunrinde, the SFHEF Board of Directors 2019 Student Services Chair. "I am grateful for the unwavering support of the 2019 SFHEF Board of Directors especially our president, Charles Felix, for his commitment to making the case competition a great success,” she added.

The case competition allows students to work together in teams over the course of 3 months on a specified case study.  It is held every spring and has been held every year since 2002. The topic changes each year to reflect the latest issues and challenges confronting the healthcare industry. This year, the focus was on Aetna and the transformation of healthcare.  The students were charged with developing substantive and effective recommendations to the important considerations given the foreseeable acquisition of the organization by CVS. The students rose to the challenge as evidenced by the high performance in their presentations on the day of the case competition. The student teams are partnered with liaisons and mentors who are executives from various healthcare organizations - a distinguishing format of the program which was designated a best practice by both ACHE and the Association of University Public Health Administration (AUPHA). There were 7 liaisons, 4 mentors, a panel of 3 subject matter judges, and a committee of about 7 people that made the case competition a success.

“We look forward to the 18th annual case competition and appreciate the support from the community of healthcare organizations and leaders through active membership participation in SFHEF, and by way of specific support of the SFHEF Foundation,” Charles Felix, the 2019 SFHEF president, said. "The foundation was established for the purpose of continuing to develop the healthcare leaders of tomorrow through educational events and programs like the SFHEF Healthcare Leader Development Case Competition," he added.

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