Stonehill College – HFMA Educational Partner

By | October 30, 2023

The MA-RI Chapter of HFMA is pleased to call Stonehill College in Easton, MA our pioneering Educational Partner!  Stonehill’s Healthcare Management Program, in existence for forty-six (46) years, has educated many of our healthcare leaders, locally and nationwide.  The Undergraduate program, led by Dr. Mitch Glavin, Chair of the Department of Healthcare Management, provides students with a solid foundation in the leadership, managerial and methodological skills that drive our healthcare system. Stonehill’s Healthcare Management Program is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), which only certifies programs with high academic standards. Stonehill’s is one of only forty-nine (49) programs certified in North America, and it is the only certified program in Massachusetts.

Students completing the major in Healthcare Management have long been required to complete a 400-hour internship within a healthcare organization, and this is typically completed by rising seniors as a full-time summer engagement for 10-12 weeks.  The required curriculum for the major in Healthcare Management was recently revised to add a 4-course concentration in one of five areas:

  1. Public Health
  2. Healthcare Supply Chain Management
  3. Priority/At-Risk Populations
  4. Performance Improvement & Consulting
  5. Fundraising and Development for Not-for-Profits in Healthcare

Operating for more than 45 years now, the Healthcare Management Program at Stonehill has built very strong relationships with healthcare employers in the New England region. Over 1,100 graduates are engaged in a wide array of careers in health and healthcare, including:

  • Hospital and clinical practice management
  • Long-term care management
  • Public health and wellness promotion
  • Health policy and legislative/regulatory affairs
  • Healthcare supply chain management
  • Financial management in healthcare organizations
  • Health insurance and managed care
  • Healthcare consulting
  • Human resources in healthcare organizations
  • Fundraising & development for non-profit healthcare organizations
  • Healthcare marketing
  • Health IT
  • Biotech/Pharmaceutical management and sales
  • Clinical research administration
  • Clinical social work and services support
  • Legal aid for the elderly and disabled
  • Humanitarian/disaster relief (domestic & international)
  • Direct clinical care (e.g., physical therapy, nursing & child life specialist)

Several of our Board Members and Chapter Members are Stonehill graduates!