Haub School MBA Partners with Lancaster General Health

Thursday, February 28, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (February 28, 2013) – Under heavy pressure from government regulators and insurance companies, more health care providers across the country are brushing up on their business skills.

A new partnership between the Haub School of Business and Lancaster General Health (LGH) will soon offer local physicians, nurses and key administrators an MBA degree to compliment their medical expertise and help health care professionals better adapt to industry changes.

Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. '70, dean of the Haub School, says Lancaster General CEO Thomas E. Beeman, Ph.D. '75, FACHE first approached SJU in early 2012 to discuss SJU's academic offerings.

"Health care is moving from managing not just an individual’s health, but also a population’s health," said Beeman. "Educating physicians to take a vital role in helping communities deliver on the promise of a healthier future will require different skills that are well embedded in the Haub School's MBA program."

DiAngelo said Lancaster General Health has a reputation for excellence and he looks forward to working with the health care system for many years to come. "We're excited to have these health professionals in the classroom," said DiAngelo. "They understand patients and their needs; our job is to teach them the business skills to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency."

LGH colleagues will begin the Haub School's program with in-person residencies and online courses mid-March 2013; graduation of the first cohort is anticipated for May 2015.

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman, Director of Communications, Haub School of Business, 610-660-1355, csteigle@sju.edu


Background

As Philadelphia's Jesuit Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. With a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and an AACSB-accredited Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s ranks as a top university in the Northeast. Offering courses on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.



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