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Human Resources in Health Care Settings

 two administrators and a health care practitioner

HSM 4531

Delivery Method
Partially online
Tuition | Fees

About This Course

This course develops a basic understanding of human resource trends and issues within health care organizations. Students will be able to articulate and demonstrate basic human resource knowledge and practices needed to build and motivate an engaged health care workforce and distinguish the legal principles for many human resource processes in health care settings.

Topics include: labor supply and demand theory as it relates to health care; sourcing, recruitment, selection and orientation; compensation; benefits; diversity; and performance management in a health care setting.

Sample textbook: Fried, B. & Fottler, M.D. (2015). Human Resources in Healthcare: Managing for Success, (4th ed). Chicago, IL


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Donald Moschkau

M.H.A., University of Minnesota; B.A., multicultural marketing, Metropolitan State University

Donald (Don) Moschkau is a human resources strategy system executive with Fairview Health Services, where he leads the Human Resources Strategy and Operations areas. He serves as a consultant to other executives throughout the organization on strategic initiatives and the impacts or drivers of the organization’s human capital. He has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources and specializes in strategic human resources, employee relations, employment law, diversity, recruitment, and onboarding as well as human resources regulatory compliance in the health care market. Don’s certifications include an SPHR from the Human Resources Certification Institute and an SHRM-SCP and Green Belt from the Society for Human Resources Professionals.

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Erich Spencer

M.B.A., marketing, University of Toledo; B.B.A., human resources management, University of Toledo

Erich Spencer began his career in HR in total rewards as an employee benefits specialist and was a health care reform subject matter expert before transitioning to general human resources and eventually strategic human resources. He is currently director of human resources strategy at Fairview Health Services, directly supporting two hospitals as well as two system service lines. Though he has worked in multiple industries (higher education, consumer goods, technology, contracted support services), health care is his passion. He also holds two senior-level human resources certifications, one from the Society for Human Resources (SHRM-SCP) and one from the HR Certification Institute (SPHR).

  • HSM 4531 − Human Resources in Health Care Settings