UNMC for the record, May 5, 2023

Master of Health Administration moves toward accreditation

The UNMC College of Public Health’s Master of Health Administration program achieved candidacy status from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, placing the program one step closer to accreditation.

“This comprehensive accreditation process is a means for our program, faculty and administration to demonstrate that the MHA program is committed to preparing students and professionals with not only the knowledge, but also applied skills that carry with them throughout their careers,” said Nicole Kolm-Valdivia, PhD, assistant dean for academic affairs in the UNMC College of Public Health.

Launched in 2017, UNMC’s fully online MHA program aims to address the growing need for health administrators in the United States and around the world. It committed to seeking accreditation from CAHME to demonstrate the quality and rigor of the program and to advance a continuous improvement process within the program.

“Health care administration and management is a dynamic and progressive field, our MHA program looks to be at the forefront of building leaders who can take on the challenges of health administration, domestically and internationally,” said Ronnie Horner, PhD, chair of the UNMC Department of Health Services Research and Administration. “We look to provide the type of program that is adaptable, applied, and impactful.”

Combined spring concert is May 9

The Nebraska Medical Orchestra & Choir and the University of Nebraska at Omaha Orchestra will perform together on Tuesday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m.

The evening will offer orchestral and choral music from Omaha’s health care community and the UNO School of Music. The concert will be held at the UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center in the Christensen Concert Hall.

Adjacent parking will be free.