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Master’s Degree in Health Administration Personal Statement of Purpose Sample

New England has always been my home, finishing Smith College in 1986, I earned my MBA at Georgetown in 1990 and went on to success in the business world. While I have succeeded at and enjoyed business, however, it has been my volunteer work which has most fulfilled me and I am most proud of; what I most look forward to doing for the balance of my professional life. I like to think that I have outgrown the banking industry on a human level and want to now direct my career towards the business of healing, incorporating more humanity and nobility into my life’s work. An equestrian, I now serve as a volunteer board member of 2 therapeutic riding centers where we work with people struggling with autism, blindness, cerebral palsy and many other diseases.

My growing interest in healing and healthcare has led me to return to graduate school and earn the Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. The skills that I have learned throughout the course of many years in the banking industry will enable me to hit the ground running and excel in your program, especially since they are coupled to my passion for healthcare: issues, concerns, new horizons, etc. XXXX University Executive Master of Health Administration is my first choice for further study for a variety of reasons, my attraction to the structure of your program, mostly online, location, curriculum; it all seems to have been tailored to meet my lifestyle, interests, and responsibilities. In 2014, I was honored by XXXX Magazine in Greenwich, CT for my lifetime endeavors as an equestrian and polo player. I could not be more keenly aware of how privileged I am, have always been, and will quite likely always be. Thus, I now want desperately to make that privilege translate into helping to heal those who are less fortunate, those who are ill, and those members of my community who are suffering.

My experience of service as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of NYC has also proved to be determinative in my desire to move from the world of banking to that of health administration. I have watched families struggle mightily to get what their child needs, while others seem to navigate the system seamlessly. I have heard stories of bureaucratic nightmares that some parents faced that brought me to tears; thus, I want to devote the balance of my professional lifetime to fixing, streamlining, improving what I can for as many as I can in my community, especially the vulnerable with few resources.

I have years of management experience, team leadership, talent building, managing budgets, re-structuring management systems, enhancing focus on client/user experience, working in dynamic environments, empowering talent. I have built businesses from the ground up and I believe that much of my MBA skill set will help me to make important contributions to health care administration.

I want to become a mover and a shaker in health care administration.  I have always immensely enjoyed working with health care lenders in my group, helping hospitals to grow and doctors to expand or improve their practices. I thrive as part of a greater cause, helping to create healthier communities, making a difference and effecting positive change is what fills me with energy and keeps me going. I feel very strongly, deep down inside, that it is simply wrong for some members of our community to have access to the finest medical care in the world and others none at all. I want to put my Master’s Degree in Health Administration at XXXX to work, developing meaningful solutions to complex problems in healthcare, especially the challenges represented by the healthcare needs of the underserved.

As a result of my experience at XXXX, I hope to become an innovative health care leader, managing a variety of groups of talented professionals and their institutions, streamlining budgets and addressing administrative needs in creative ways that greatly increase efficiency, bringing out the best in institutions and people alike. I am highly confident in my ability to do this because, at XXXX, I will learn from the best to be the best, and go on to represent XXXX and its top-notch reputation with great honor and dedication.

I thank you for considering my application.

Why I want to help you get admitted to an MHA Program.

Administrators in the area of health care need to consider their ethical obligations and responsibilities just as clinicians do. Administrators make decisions and develop policies that have consequences for the well-being of both patients and employees. As an applicant to graduate school, you need to demonstrate a certain grasp of concepts, principles, and values related to professional ethics in health care administration. I will be happy to do research on your behalf before drafting your model statement so that I will be able to make it as effective as possible. As someone with a PHD in Social Ethics, I have long cultivated a sensitivity to ethical issues in health care. I have done research in the areas of physician-assisted suicide, the liability of health plans, and partial-birth abortion. I am also knowledgeable in the areas of legal and ethical issues in emergency treatment. Most recently, I have done extensive research on the interpretation of the obligation to provide emergency care and make services accessible to persons with limited English proficiency.

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Sample 1st Paragraph Health Administration, African Applicant

I write this letter in support of my application to your distinguished Masters Program in Health Administration at XXXX University with great conviction that your program is the best place for me to prepare myself for a new future as a healthcare professional. A young woman from Nigeria who is a very hard-working student, I have 7 years of professional experience in the banking sector that has enabled me to excel in public relations and communications, as I have practiced skills in these areas. I also have an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry which provides me with a solid academic foundation to undertake further study in the area of health care since I adore research in this area and I feel strongly that I have the drive and discipline to excel as a graduate student.

Sample 1st Paragraph Master of Health Informatics

Why have you decided to pursue a career in health informatics?

My first love has always been high technology, especially anything having to do with the computer and IT.  I work in a community hospital where I help to manage our day to day IT operations, everything ranging from desktop support to Healthcare Security Implementation (HIPPA). I ask for admission to your distinguished Master’s Program at XXXX University to that I might increasingly contribute more to my hospital and my community. I am especially excited to work in this area because of the vast opportunity for improvement and innovation in our field and I hope very much to spend the next several decades engaged in cutting-edge research concerning how we can continue to constantly improve our information systems in hospital settings.

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Sample 1st Paragraph Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA)

My two greatest inspirations that have me convinced that I can excel in your distinguished and competitive MHA Program at XXXX University are my volunteer work, on the one hand, and my professional work on the other. I have volunteered at the XXXX Children’s Hospital where I not only interact with children, mostly doing crafts, but I have also increasingly come to be quite useful to this hospital with respect to business operations and clerical work—all of which I love. Most of all perhaps, what drives me forward and excites me the most is the sheer joy of serving as part of a healthcare team. Nowhere is this need for excellence in teamwork more evident to me than in my day-to-day work for a neuroscience institute where I serve as a surgical technologist. The teamwork itself is what I most cherish; thus, I think I would be a natural as an MHA professional since health care organizations cannot succeed without a great deal of teamwork.

Hospital Administration / Healthcare Management as a Career Choice

Heroines of Healthcare Management, Informatics

There are many inspiring women working in healthcare all over the world. Let´s look at some of those celebrated most recently in the United States. Most of these women represent their African American, Latino or other community.

Dr. Penny Wheeler

Dr. Penny Wheeler, 56, took over as CEO of Allina Health on January 1 of 2015. She was named president in 2013 and had served as chief clinical officer since 2006.

Allina owns twelve hospitals and manages another one. Wheeler was born at the system’s largest hospital, Abbott Northwestern, but she also practiced there for twenty years as an OB-GYN!

Allina was recently named one of the 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, and Wheeler said Allina’s integrated data system helped earn that recognition.

Information is collected from more than 30 sources using Allina’s electronic health-record system. It´s used to evaluate patient outcomes, patient experience and cost.

Patricia Maryland

Patricia Maryland is president of healthcare operations and chief operating officer at Ascension Health. She been there and worked in the same position since 2013.

Maryland oversees a health system with more than 150,000 employees. It serves more than 1,500 locations across 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Maryland previously served as president and CEO for St. John Providence Health System, Warren, Mich., and president of Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit.

In 2005, Maryland served as chair of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group, a 15-member panel mandated by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, charged with “making healthcare work for all Americans”, regardless of age, religion, race or financial status.

Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey has been president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S.’ largest philanthropic organization dedicated to healthcare, since 2003.

In 2014, the foundation awarded 727 grants worth $429 million to improve healthcare across the country.

Before joining the RWJF, Lavizzo-Mourey was a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A geriatrics specialist, Lavizzo-Mourey, 60, also directed Penn’s Institute on Aging. She was chief of geriatric medicine at its medical school, too.

And before that, she was deputy administrator of what is now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and worked on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force, co-chairing the working group on quality of care. Quite a woman.

Pamela Cipriano

In June, 2014, Pamel Cipriano was elected president of the American Nurses Association. The century-old labor organization advocates on behalf of the country’s more than three million registered nurses.

Cipriano, now 61, is also a research associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

Before becoming president, she served as a senior director at the healthcare consulting firm Galloway Advisory by iVantage.

In 2010 and 2011, Cipriano worked as distinguished nurse scholar in residence at the Institute of Medicine. She has a PhD in nursing administration from the University of Utah College of Nursing.

Ruth Brinkley

Ruth Brinkley, 63, has been the CEO of KentuckyOne Health since it was created during the 2012 merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and St. Joseph Health System.

Brinkley joined the Louisville-based system after serving as CEO of Ascension Health’s Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Ariz.

She actually began her career as a nurse. She served in a number of nursing management roles, including chief nurse executive at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.

Brinkley also has experience with Catholic Health Initiatives, parent of KentuckyOne, as the former president and CEO of Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga, Tenn. We find her very inspiring.

Maureen Bisognano

As president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Bisognano, now 62, advises healthcare leaders on issues such as patient-centered care, value-driven change, operational challenges and population health.

She also advocates for IHI’s triple aim of better care, better health and lower per-capita costs. Many healthcare organizations have adopted these aims, to guide system-wide transformation.

Bisognano began her career in healthcare as a staff nurse at Quincy (Mass.) Hospital. She later served as chief operating officer there. She says the rest of corporate America can learn a lot from the healthcare industry, which has been valuing women’s leadership for a long time—and she certainly has made quite a splash personally.

Debra Cafaro

When Debra Cafaro became CEO of Ventas in 1999, she had a law degree and experience in real estate finance, but none in healthcare—but she certainly has plenty now. The real estate investment trust she leads specializes in healthcare properties. They manage a portfolio of more than 1,600 assets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Cafaro, aged 57, ranked 27th last year among the best-performing CEOs in the world, according to the Harvard Business Review. It estimated that Ventas produced a 1,636% return for investors during her tenure. In April 2015, Ventas expanded into ownership of hospitals, not just as real estate but as enterprises, with the $1.75 billion acquisition of 10-hospital Ardent Medical Services. We are excited to hear what she does next.

These powerful women believe in themselves, know where they are going, and take action on their dreams. Are you like them, but need a little extra help with your applications? If so, you know where we are.

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