LECOM announces new ‘School of Health Services Administration’

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) announced today the formation of the LECOM School of Health Services Administration (SHSA). The school will emphasize teaching the business of health care as it prepares future leaders to deal with the evolving need for competent and well-trained administrators and providers.

SHSA brings together the Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) and the Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics (MSBE) under one administration.

Silvia M. Ferretti, D.O., LECOM’s Senior Vice President, Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs, announced that Timothy S. Novak, D.B.A, M.S.A. will serve as Dean of SHSA.  “Dr. Novak’s vision, innovation and leadership as Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and program director have quickly advanced the success of LECOM’s MHSA program from its beginning in 2014 to #6 in 2018 as ranked nationally by BestColleges.com” said Dr. Ferretti.  “Our MHSA graduates are quickly advancing into senior executive healthcare leadership positions across the nation technically prepared and ready to lead in today’s complex industry”.

The formation of the School of Health Services Administration solidifies LECOM’s strong commitment to continue excellence of existing and future healthcare business and compliance graduate education programs focused on fiscal responsibility.  The industry vanguard MSBE launched earlier this year prepares students to help solve the most challenging moral and ethical healthcare issues of our time.  

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