About This Course
Knowledge and skills in the organizational and managerial aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Topics will include organization models, supervision, employee evaluation, problem solving, productivity management, group leadership, and case studies. As a Writing Intensive course, it will provide management-level communication skills to develop a thoughtful and reflective understanding of the writing (and rewriting) process.
Sample course topics: Management within a health care organization; planning and implications to HCOs; organizing groups and teams within an HCO; managing change within an HCO; and theories, models, motivating and influencing in HCOs.
Sample textbook: Management of Healthcare Organizations: An Introduction, 3rd edition, Peter C. Olden.
M.H.A., University of Minnesota; B.A., business administration and social work, St. John’s University
William O. (Bill) Kenney is chief executive officer of Dermatology Consultants. Previously, he served as president of the Phillips Eye Institute for Allina Health and later as the VP of operations for the United Hospital Cardiovascular Service Line. He has served as a clinical social worker at United Hospital, focusing on oncology, psychiatry, endocrinology, and geriatrics. Later he served at HealthEast and Park Nicollet Health Services, Northwestern University and Medical Faculty Foundation, and Presbyterian Hospital. Bill has expertise in clinic, hospital, and long-term operations, and his experience in health care leadership includes administrative responsibility in cardiovascular services, ophthalmology, senior services, dermatology, and primary care operations.
- HSM 4561W − Health Care Administration and Management