June 2015 newsletter

HSMP Alumni Newsletter

Notes From the Department

Dear Colleagues,

Every week, I hear from students who suggest that it “must be really quiet without us around during the summer.” While that is definitely true, the summer is our chance to get caught up and plan for the upcoming year—and we have a lot going on!

This fall we start the self-study year for the MHA program’s Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) re-accreditation. As a leading national program, we are well-positioned for a successful review. As it should be, the process is challenging us to take a critical look at all aspects of the program. We will be seeking input from our alumni in a variety of ways throughout the process and will be re-invigorating an MHA Program Advisory Council to be comprised of program alumni from different sectors and career stages.

We are also in the process of revamping our professional development programming. We have added a mandatory professional development seminar for incoming first-year students and are partnering with HSMP Alumni Society and the student-led Association of Future Health Care Executives (AFHE) to coordinate initiatives. We will be building on the successful Alumni Fellowship Coaching program—developed and coordinated by Aaron Fields, MHA ’08—to launch a mentoring program in which first-year students will be paired with an alumni mentor.

If you would like to hear more about these efforts or are interested in getting involved, or would just like to share your thoughts and ideas, please feel free to email me at robbins.11@osu.edu.

In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer!

Julie Robbins, PhD, MHA ’93
MHA Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor

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Lee Hilling

Lee Hilling, MHA ’74 publishes “A Place of Miracles”

The book tells the story of Hilling’s involvement for the past eleven years with The French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul, Afghanistan. Read more »

Bill Considine

Bill Considine, MHA ’71 featured in OSUAA Magazine

William Considine, a member of Ohio State’s first MHA graduating class, discusses the career path that led him to becoming the longest-serving children’s hospital CEO in the country. Read more »

Call for Executive Committee Nominations

We’re now collecting nominations of alumni to serve on the Executive Committee for the 2016-2018 term. All HSMP alumni are entitled to nominate fellow alumni or themselves to serve as officers of the society. You may also select which committees you’re interested in serving at the end of the form.


Updated Constitution and Bylaws

In keeping with the overall alumni engagement strategy of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Executive Committee of the HSMP Alumni Society is proposing a change to the membership model of the Society. In summary, we are eliminating the membership dues model and replacing it with a model focused on sustained giving. You can read a more detailed summary on our website.


Adoption of this membership model proposed and endorsed by the Executive Committee of the HSMP Alumni Society requires an update to our Society’s Constitution and Bylaws with approval by our membership. We are soliciting all active members vote on the changes proposed above in the redlined versions of our Constitution and Bylaws.


View the updated Constitution (PDF)
View the updated Bylaws (PDF)


Registration now Open for the MHA Cup Golf Outing

Join us for the 7th Annual MHA Cup golf outing on Friday, August 21 at the Raymond Memorial Golf Course in Columbus. The fee to play is $85 and includes 18 holes of golf, a riding cart and a lunch buffet catered by the famous Schmidt’s Sausage Haus from German Village. You’ll also have the opportunity to sponsor a student for $65 at registration.


Not a golfer? Come join us after golf for the full Schmidt’s buffet for only $20 per person! 100% of the proceeds from this event go toward student sponsorship to the 2015 Management Institute.


2015 MHA Fall Fellowship & Consulting Fair

The Fall Fellowship & Consulting fair—occurring Friday, August 28 at The Ohio Union—connects your organization to our talented Master of Health Administration students searching for post-graduate administrative fellowships and healthcare consulting careers. This unique fair format provides the opportunity to have one-on-one interaction with several students through 10 minute mini-presentations beginning every quarter hour.


Each organization will receive a resume book of all attendees by August 10, 2015. A presentation schedule with directions and parking information will be sent via email one-week prior the event.


Registration is free, however space is limited to 25 organizations! Registration includes a six-foot table and chairs for two representatives; parking waiver for the Ohio Union garage; and lunch with our division faculty.


For questions or concerns, please call or email Lisa Mayhugh (HSMP Career Services and Recruitment Coordinator) at 614.292.0969 or mayhugh.16@osu.edu.



MHA Cup Golf Outing
Raymond Memorial Golf Course


MHA Fall Fellowship & Consulting Fair
Ohio Union


Homecoming Tailgate & Game
Cunz Hall & Ohio Stadium


Management Institute & Alumni Banquet
Embassy Suites, Columbus Airport