Health Care Administration
“The Health Care Administration Program at Mary Baldwin College prepared me to serve as a member of the Army’s Medical Department (AMEDD). Dr Mosher’s support and guidance throughout my internship at Brooke Army Medial Center and senior project analyzing electronic medical records in the DoD/VA inspired me to become a healthcare administrator in the Army. Undoubtedly, my healthcare administration degree will serve me in supporting The Surgeon General’s (TSG) vision to transform our military healthcare system to a system of health as we face uncertain times of sequestration, reform, and growing beneficiaries and costs.”
Captain Kathryn Buckland ’10
United States Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA)
Fort Detrick, Maryland
“Mary Baldwin College’s Health Care Administration program is geared to train you to be a knowledgeable professional. Listening and thinking back to the talks and class time I’ve had with Dr. Mosher has helped me to become a great decision maker; listen to him! The small-sized classrooms, one-on-one time with the HCA professors, and the variety in classes you are required to take are the main reason why this program stands out from any other health care program!”
Tenika Shelton ’13
Assisted Living Administrator-In-Training: Amerisist (Louisa)
“The MBC Healthcare Administration program provided me with a rich knowledge base, experience and professional network to feel fully prepared to enter the work force after graduation. Since completing the program five years ago, I’ve been given the opportunity to work in both public health and in hospital settings and I feel extremely fortunate to be doing work that I love that is also rewarding. The current healthcare environment is dynamic and constantly changing and I’m looking forward to what the reset of my career has in store for me.”
Brooke Lohr ’09
Medical Staff Office Specialist
Augusta Health, Fishersville, VA
“Throughout my four years in the Health Care Administration program at Mary Baldwin, Dr. Mosher served as my academic advisor, taught courses in the program, provided support throughout my two administrative internships, and helped me navigate the graduate school application process. The small class size in the program emphasized personalized instruction, the curriculum provided an excellent foundation for graduate work in the field, and the required internship component provided priceless real-world experiences prior to graduation.”
Mindy Wyttenbach-Lindsey, PhD ’97
After graduating from Mary Baldwin, Mindy attended graduate school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health where she earned a masters degree in health finance and management in 1999. Following this, she earned a PhD in health services organization and research from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 2005. Currently, Mindy serves as the Regional Director of Operations for Mednax/Pediatrix Medical Group in Glen Allen, Virginia.
“I was a working mom in the healthcare field and driving 60 miles to attend night classes in Richmond. One day I received a flyer in the mail at work about the Health Care Administration Program at Mary Baldwin and was intrigued when I learned that I could enroll in the adult degree program. The program allowed me to finish my degree in healthcare and still have quality time with my family – then doors began to open for me that I never dreamed were even there!”
Rebecca S. Jessie ’99
Director, Quality & Patient Safety for Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
For 10 years I worked for a small community hospital as an HR Assistant and later as a business manager. Within a month of completing my degree I was offered a position with a state hospital in the field of quality improvement. I’ve been with Rockingham Memorial Hospital for over 10 years and have been promoted twice within the quality department. The combined experience and education gave me the background to publish a book within the field of hospital accreditation. In 2010 I earned an MBA with a concentration in healthcare from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island.
“The health care program at Mary Baldwin College was a wonderful beginning to a career in the field of health care for me for many reasons. The program established a solid set of professional skills and developed those skills over my course of study at MBC. The opportunities for internships and career development were endless with support from Dr. Mosher and his colleagues. My entire first year of graduate school was a repeat of the material I had already covered at MBC while obtaining my BA. It was a huge confidence booster to know that MBC’s health care program had already built a solid knowledge base for me to achieve my career ambitions.”
Kimberly Renee Snyder ’96
She returned to the Shenandoah Valley to work in the field of long term care for the past ten years. She obtained her Nursing Home Administrator’s License and worked at a non-profit, continuing care retirement community. She is currently working to get back into the hospital/acute care setting to further her career goals.
“My Health Care Administration degree from Mary Baldwin prepared me for the daily challenges seen in the work place as a long term care administrator. As a full-time employee and full-time graduate student, Mary Baldwin’s program gave me the foundation to be confident in the various professional roles that I play each day.”
Suzanne B. Britt ’04
Suzanne Bergamo Britt, LNHA
Administrator, Pediatrics Department
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center