September 4, 2019 Dana Weston, a UNC Gillings alumna, has been the president and CEO of UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, North Carolina, since 2015.
Health Policy and Management News
August 23, 2019 As the Gillings School kicks off fall semester, incoming Master of Health Administration student Violetta Saldanha is ahead of the game. Over the summer, she was awarded the $40,000 HCA Corris Boyd Scholarship from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and HCA Healthcare.
August 9, 2019 Dr. Mark Holmes, professor of health policy and management at Gillings School and director of UNC's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services.
August 7, 2019 Children with disabilities are at higher risk for poor physical, psychological and social health than children without disabilities, placing them among the most vulnerable populations. A recent study co-led by UNC Gillings researchers explores whether being part of an accountable care organization (ACO) improves health care for these children.
Researchers propose action plan to improve quality health services for nations facing ‘extreme adversity’
August 5, 2019 In order to help the World Health Organization meet its goal of better protecting one billion people from health emergencies by 2023, a team of researchers from the Gillings School has proposed an evidence-based framework to improve the quality of health services in areas facing extreme adversity.
July 30, 2019 Sheila Leatherman, MSW, professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School, will receive the International Society for Quality in Health Care Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service Award this October.
July 30, 2019 Overcrowded hospital emergency departments (ED) can have negative consequences on patient health and hospital performance, but when it comes to solutions to ease gridlock in the ED, one size does not fit all.
July 30, 2019 Dr. Jonathan Oberlander has been named editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. The journal, established in 1976, is a bimonthly peer-reviewed publication that covers health policy and health law as they relate to politics
July 30, 2019 Fred Hargett, Gillings School alumnus and vice chair of the School’s Public Health Foundation board, was selected July 2 by Becker’s Healthcare as a “CFO to know.”
July 22, 2019 Hospice care provides many benefits to terminally ill patients, including improving quality of life and reducing the burden of symptoms, yet fewer than half of those who die while on Medicare are actually using hospice services.