Pitt Public Health students gain "invaluable" experience during NAHSE case competition

The National Association of Health Services Executives Case Competition is a scholarship program, where graduate programs in Health Administration, Business Administration and Public Health are invited to form teams of 1-3 students. Student teams are given a unique case study and are charged with applying their creativity, knowledge and experience to analyze the diverse and real situations facing the healthcare organization featured in the case.

The teams are given the specific facts and raw data related to the case, from which they are expected to reach decisions as outlined in the case assignment. Past cases have been focused on healthcare organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, The Mayo Clinic, Catholic Health Initiatives, St. John Health System, Trinity Health System, University of Maryland Medical System, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), GE Healthcare, and most recently Catholic Health Partners. The teams present their case findings and recommendations before panels of judges representing leaders in the healthcare field.

The team members that represented Pitt were Abby Monyei (MHA '19), Kexin Chen (MPH '19) and Deborah Wokpetah (MHA/MBA '20). Sydney Lukus (JD/MPH '22) was the student observer, and will be on the team next year. Alum Laura Griffin (MHA '13) was the team's coach.

"They really enjoyed the opportunity to develop their competencies during the competition and they proudly represented Pitt. Plus, the networking during the NAHSE conference was invaluable for them," said HPM professor, Kevin Broom.