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What is Health Care Management?
Health care is a business, and as with most businesses it requires qualified, competent management to succeed. The term “health care manager” includes all individuals who plan, direct, coordinate, and control the delivery of health care services. Health care managers are responsible for preparing and implementing large budgets, managing highly qualified and technically oriented people, and utilizing and maintaining expensive, modern equipment. The health care environment demands experienced, practiced managers who have been versed in the foundations of health care, as well as the critical nuances of managing people and systems.
The Pinnacle Program at Baptist College strives to prepare future managers and enhance the skills of current health care managers through a relevant and balanced curriculum, experienced and academically qualified instructors, and state-of-the-art facilities, including the most current technological resources available in today’s market. Courses that help prepare students for a career in health care management include organizational behavior, human resource management, health care economics, finance and accounting, and strategic management. This program will prepare the typical adult student for an entry or departmental level management position in most health care organizations.
Health Care Related Employment Websites
Industry websites for health care managers:
Hospitals and ambulatory clinics
Diagnostic, surgery, and rehabilitation clinics
Long term care facilities
Health care insurance organizations
Physician group practices
Local health care organizations’ employment websites:
Baptist Memorial Health Care
Smith & Nephew