Master of Health Administration program receives national award
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) professional society recently awarded the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health the 2014 Higher Education Network Award. This award recognizes the leading graduate program for its engagement with ACHE, its commitment to its communities, and its dedication to professional development of its students and graduates.
The ACHE is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. The award will be presented on March 26th, 2014 during ACHE’s 57th Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, Illinois.
“For us as a relatively young graduate health administration program to receive this award is a wonderful recognition of the hard work that our faculty and staff, our executive in residence, and our students and graduates put forward to ensure that we are consistently delivering a high quality and relevant master’s degree,” said Murray Côté, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the MHA program at the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health.
The school’s MHA program has been involved with the ACHE professional society since the program’s inception in 2000 and has maintained high attendance records at local ACHE chapter meetings and regional and national ACHE events. The MHA program prides itself on high community involvement through its student organizations and various activities during the year, including the “Think Pink” breast cancer awareness campaign and the “Valentines for Vets” initiative.