HSM 4561W

About This Course

You will acquire knowledge and skills in the organizational and managerial aspects of health care. We will apply behavioral and organizational theory and management principles to health care settings. These principles will include organizational models, supervision, employee evaluation, problem solving, productivity management, group leadership, and case studies. In this Writing Intensive designated course, you will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline, because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to the effective management and administration of health care organizations. In communicating with industry clients in a management role, your credibility depends on professional presentations, appropriate tone and voice, and the logical articulation of your analysis of issues in the field. By learning how to write efficiently and effectively as a health care professional, you will be able to convey information to relevant stakeholders concisely and with precision.

Sample textbook: Management of Healthcare Organizations: An Introduction, 3rd edition, Peter C. Olden


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William Kenney

"A characteristic I value most is integrity by being honest and guided by moral principles which cannot be compromised."

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.

Bill earned his MHA from the University of Minnesota and his BA in business administration and social work from St. John’s University. He teaches:

  • HSM 4561W – Health Care Administration and Management

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