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This page contains past news articles from the previous calendar year.  As this page is updated, older news articles will be pushed to the bottom of the page.  Older articles can be found in the archives shown below.

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News articles from the SOHA website for calendar year 2013.

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News articles from the SOHA website for calendar year 2012.

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News articles from the SOHA website for calendar year 2011.

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News articles from the SOHA website for calendar year 2010.

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News articles from the SOHA website for calendar year 2009.


September 2014

Nowicki presents at Vandenberg AFB in California

Dr. Michael Nowicki presented "Economics Driving Healthcare Reform" to the leadership of the 30th Medical Support Squadron at Vandenberg AFB in California on September 18.  The Commander of the Squadron, Lt. Col. Patrick Martinez, received his MHA from Texas State University in 2006.

9/24/2014


August 2014

Zalucki & Nowicki provide certification prep course for South Texas Chapter - ACHE

Paula Zalucki, FACHE, and Dr. Michael Nowicki, FACHE, FHFMA, provided a one-day certification preparation course for the South Texas Chapter of ACHE on Friday, August 29, at the Baptist Health System School of Health Professions in San Antonio.

8/29/2014

Congratulations to our new MHA Graduates!!!

The School of Health Administration is proud to announce the new graduating class for Summer 2014.  A total of 11 students completed their Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) this summer and officially graduated on Friday, August 8th.  These students included Katy Bolton, Dacey Doehrman, Shareef Hamand, Aaron Hochstetler, Aaron Hynson, Joseph Mette, Bethany Miller, Lawrence Okpoko, Verna Regier, Michael Ulanday and Kelsey Wood.  We wish you continued success in our profession and know you will do well.

8/15/2014

Lieneck meets with HLC officers to prepare for new Academic Year

Dr. Cristian Lieneck met with the officers for the Healthcare Leadership Coalition student organization to discuss items of interest for the upcoming academic year on Friday, August 10th.  Dr. Lieneck is the faculty liason for HLC.

8/13/2014


July 2014

Nowicki presents to leadership team of Ascension Health/Symphony

Dr. Michael Nowicki presented "Economics Driving Healthcare Reform" and  "Essentials of Healthcare Financial Management" to the leadership team of Ascension Health/Symphony in St. Louis on July 17th and 24th.

7/25/2014


June 2014

Morrison submits new textbook edition for publication review

This summer, Dr. Eileen Morrison completed the 3rd edition of her textbook, Ethics for Health Administration. This book and all of its support materials are currently under editor review by her publisher. The third edition will be ready for use in the spring 2015 semester.

6/23/2014

Morrison meets with AUPHA Recertification Panel

The BHA program at Texas State University is undergoing a recertification review by the AUPHA. This review happens every 6 years. Dr. Eileen Morrison, BHA Director and a supporting team of Dr. Barbara Sanders, Dr. Michael Nowicki, and Dr. Matt Brooks met with the AUPHA Certification Committee in San Antonio on June 18th. The purpose of this meeting was to address any concerns that the Panel had about the AUPHA Recertification process. The team answered questions about orientation, the curriculum, the residency program, and other areas. A draft of their report will be send to Dr. Morrison for review in August. The official report with recertification status will be sent in October.

6/23/2014

Rubenstein gives Pattullo Lecture at AUPHA Annual Meeting

Major General David Rubenstein, MHA, FACHE, US Army (retired) was selected as this year's Pattullo Lecturer for the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) in San Antonio, Texas on June 18th.  The Pattullo Lecture is the opening, keynote address for the AUPHA Annual Meeting and is named for Andrew Pattullo, one of the founding members of the organization.  Mr. Rubenstein's lecture was titled A Young Healthcare Leader's Toolkit: Knowing Oneself in Order to Lead Others.

6/19/2014

McIlwain and Sokan present during poster session of AUPHA Annual Meeting

Mrs. Amber McIlwain & Dr. Amanda Sokan presented a poster titled Beyond Long-Term Care: Integrating Gerontology into Health Administration Curriculum at the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) in San Antonio, Texas on June 19th.

6/19/2014

Lieneck, McIlwain & Sokan participate in fishbowl session at AUPHA Annual Meeting

Mrs. Amber McIlwain and Drs. Cristian Lieneck & Amanda Sokan participated in a fishbowl session titled Reality Bytes: A Collaborative Discussion on the Infusion of Virtual Reality Teaching Tools for the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) in San Antonio, Texas on June 18th.  The session also included Dr. Michele McGowan of Kings College & Dr. Salvador Esparza of California State University, Northridge.

6/19/2014

Nowicki receives national service award from ACHE

Michael Nowicki received the American College of Healthcare Executives Distinguished Service Award in June.  This award is part of the ACHE Recognition Program to recognize members' commitment to the healthcare management profession and is based on a range of specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership & contributions to further professional excellence.

6/17/2014

Kruse co-authors article in Journal of Medical Internet Research Medical Informatics

Dr. S.C. Kruse co-authored an article titled Factors Associated With Adoption of Health Information Technology: A Conceptual Model Based on a Systematic Review in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Medical Informatics.  JMIR Medical Informatics is an international publication that focuses on clinical informatics, decision support for health professionals, electronic health records, and ehealth infrastructures.  The other authors of this article are Jonathan DeShazo, MPH, PhD of the Department of Health Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University, Forest Kim, MBA, MHA, MA, PhD of the School of Business at Baylor University and Lawrence Fulton, PhD of the Department of CIS and Quantitative Methods in the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University.

6/5/2014


May 2014

Nowicki presents at Indiana University Health

Dr. Michael Nowicki presented "Essentials of Healthcare Financial Management" to the leadership team at the Indiana University Health on May 20 and 21.

5/29/2014

Nowicki presents "Financial Management" at ACHE BOG Exam Prep Course

Dr. Michael Nowicki presented "Financial Management" at the national ACHE BOG Exam Prep Course in Chicago on April 29.

5/7/2014


April 2014

Final HLC Meeting features presenters from ACHE

The Healthcare Leadership Coalition (HLC) student organization had their last meeting of the semester on Friday, April 18 with featured presenters from the American College of Healthcare Executies (ACHE).  The presenters from ACHE were Gary Meyn (Former Regent of Central & South Texas ACHE), Brian Henry (President of Central Texas ACHE), Melissa Burgess (Director of Student Affairs for South Texas ACHE) & Lee Holmes (Regent of Central & South Texas ACHE).  The presenters discussed the role of ACHE in the healthcare industry and the benefits of being a member.

4/21/2014


March 2014

Nowicki presents paper at ACHE Congress on Healthcare Management

Dr. Michael Nowicki presented his paper "The Basics of Healthcare Financial Management" to over 100 attendees at the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Management in Chicago on March 24.

3/28/2014

Nowicki presents workshop for HFMA

Dr. Michael Nowicki presented two workshops titled "Economic Driving Healthcare Reform" and "Healthcare Essentials" for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) in Orlando on March 19-21.

3/28/2014

Rubenstein presents workshop to Southwest Health Systems

Major General (retired) David Rubenstein presented "Healthcare Leadership: Thoughts for Your Foxhole, From Mine" on 4 March to the senior leadership team of Southwest Health System in Cortez, Colorado.

3/4/2014

Rubenstein presents to Texas A&M School of Architecture

Major General (retired) Rubenstein presented "Army Medicine, Army Strong: Caring for 3.9 Million Beneficiaries" on 28 February to the Texas A&M College of Architecture visiting lecture series: "Architecture for Health."

3/4/2014


February 2014

Nowicki presents workshop for HFMA

Dr. Michael Nowicki presented two workshops titled "Economic Driving Healthcare Reform" and "Healthcare Essentials" for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) in New Orleans on February 19-21.

2/17/2014

Nowicki presents workshop for ACHE

Dr. Michael Nowicki presented a workshop titled "Critical Financial Skills for Hospital Success" for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in Key West on January 27-28.

2/17/2014


January 2014

Rubenstein facilitates organizational behavior workshop

MG Rubenstein facilitated a senior leader workshop on 21 January supporting organizational behavior changes at Onsite, Occupational Health and Safety, a medical support company headquartered in Princeton, Indiana.

1/31/2014

MHA Student Jeffrey Martin serves as Graduate Student Representative for ASG

Current MHA student Jeffrey Martin has been selected as the College of Health Professions Graduate Student Representative for the Associated Student Government (ASG).  Mr. Martin attends scheduled meetings of the ASG to represent graduate students in the college on issues such as finances, jobs and student policies.  He is also availabe for students to speak to to voice their concerns which can then be brought before the ASG for discussion.

1/13/2014

Nowicki presents workshops for HFMA

Dr. Michael Nowicki presented "Essentials of Healthcare Financial Management" for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) December 9-11 in Chicago and "Economics Driving Healthcare Reform" to the Indiana Chapter of HFMA December 12 in Fort Wayne.

1/7/2014