Press Release for Thursday, July 22, 2010
UNF Health Administration Program Receives Highest Accreditation
Joanna Norris, Associate Director
Department of Public Relations
The Masters of Health Administration Program at the University of North Florida achieved the highest
accreditation of six years from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Management Education (CAHME).
“Our Health Administration Program has worked hard to be
one of the best programs in the nation. Earning CAHME’s highest accreditation
of six years for the Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program indicates
that we are developing and graduating future health care leaders that are prepared
for the changing marketplace,” said Dr. Pam Chally, dean of UNF’s Brooks
College of Health.
accreditation is the benchmark by which students and employers determine the
integrity of health care management education and establishes the standard of
measurement for the world community. Prospective students know when they apply
to this program, they are getting a quality program that meets high standards,
both academically and practically.
leadership, faculty and students of the UNF Masters of Health Administration
Program continuously strive for excellence, and the program’s achievement of
the CAHME’s highest level of accreditation is an excellent expression of their
great success,” said Gene Miyamoto, COO and EVP at St.
Vincent’s HealthCare System and vice chair of UNF’s MHA Program
UNF is one of only a few universities
with an MHA Program that is accredited by the CAHME and a bachelor’s of Health
Administration that is certified by the Association of University Programs in
of the master’s program report salaries that average over $68,000, with the
highest being $150,000, during their third year following graduation. “Accreditation
let’s students know that the time and effort they make earning their MHA is an
excellent investment,” said Dr. D. Rob Haley, director of UNF’s Health Administration
The MHA Program at UNF was founded in 1991 to provide
a solid education in the knowledge, skills and values essential for students
seeking entry-level management roles or seeking to advance in established
careers within health services organizations.