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Larry Mandelkehr, MBA, CPHQ

Larry Mandelkehr, MBA, CPHQ

Professor of the Practice
Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
UNC School of Nursing
  • c/o UNC Hospitals
  • 101 Manning Drive, CB #7600
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Attn: Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Department

Larry Mandelkehr is Executive Director of Hospital Quality and Innovation for the University of North Carolina Health Care System. In this role, he leads the development and execution of the system-wide hospital-focused strategic quality plan and leads relationship building initiatives and quality improvement opportunity assessment with administrative and clinical leadership at all UNC hospitals. Larry leads the process to establish hospital quality and safety organizational quality goals and provides information to senior management. He monitors key quality and safety measures in order to improve processes and outcomes with focus on patient care and performance in public and private incentive and reporting programs. Larry collaborates with senior management to develop and implement innovative improvement models geared towards capitalizing on a variety of the UNC Health Care's value based strengths to improve care, cost, experience and value.

Prior to joining UNC Health Care, Larry worked in engineering and marketing management, developing instrumentation and supervisory control and decision support systems for the oil and gas industry. 

In his ‘spare time’ for the past 20 years, Larry is an Adjunct Associate Professor and teaches quality and information management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and teaches an Excel “bootcamp” at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, guest speaker and preceptor at the UNC School of Nursing.

Larry has a MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Bachelors and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Representative Courses

HPM760 – Healthcare Quality & Information Management (Residential)

HPM776 - Healthcare Quality & Information Management – tools (Executive)

HPM777 - Healthcare Quality & Information Management – applications (Executive)

Excel “boot camp”- Executive Masters Program orientation

Service Activities

Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter


BS, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MEng, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MBA, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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