My name is Dr. Holly M. Hampe. I have over twenty-five years of healthcare experience, with an extensive background in patient safety, quality, risk management and regulatory affairs. As the Program Director and Associate Professor in the Health Service Administration (HSAM) program in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS), I am intimately involved in the execution of the program and will provide personal assistance to the HSAM students throughout their academic years.
My educational background includes a Doctoral of Science degree from RMU School of Information Systems and Communication, RN diploma, BSN, Masters Health Administration and Masters Risk Management. In addition, I hold the following certifications: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Certified Patient Safety Officer (CPSO) and Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP).
As a registered nurse, my work experience included hospital and home care opportunities, along with insurance healthcare cost containment products. My hospital administration experience included administration, nursing administration, quality, risk management, patient safety and regulatory affairs. In addition, I had experience with a group purchasing organization in the development of the organization’s quality and patient safety program as the National Director of Quality. Most recently, I was the Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Besides my academic appointment, I currently serve as a national regulatory affairs consultant for hospital and home health.
The mission of the HSAM program is to become a major regional educational resource, and nationally recognized as a program excelling in education regarding health administration. The vision is to provide multidisciplinary health care education to prepare individuals for positions in health administration that will help lead to improvements in patient safety and quality of care. All classes are conducted in eight week sessions and are totally on-line. For transfer students, up to 69 credits may be applied to the course. The BS HSA program will seek certification by AUPHA (Association of University Program Health Administration). in August 2016, The MS HSA program will seek accreditation by Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), after the graduation of the first cohort in August 2016.
The Undergraduate HSAM Program (BS HSA) started in the fall 2005 with the recognition that a health administration program was needed at RMU. It started in the School of Adult and Continued Education as a hybrid program and then evolved to a fully on-line program in 2009. At that time, the program was placed under the School of Nursing and Health Science (SNHS).
Starting in the fall of 2014, the Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MS HSA) degreen at RMU is a fully online program taught by experienced faculty and working porfessionals. Students are admitted in the Fall semester and remain in a cohort model for 24 months. This type of model leads to a great networking opportunity with the other students.
Both programs require the student to do an internship. At RMU, we will customize the internship to meet the student where they are and what their career aspirations are. Unlike other health administration programs, RMU understands that a student may not be able to do a traditional internship and will need an internship that works around an individual’s professional and personal situations.
I look forward to speaking personally to all students interested in a career in health care administration. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. –Dr.Hampe