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The National Center for Healthcare Leadership selects TWU’s Houston campus as demonstration site


 HOUSTON — The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) has selected Texas Woman’s University’s Houston campus as one of six new sites for its Graduate Health Management Education Demonstration Project.

The other universities selected are: the University of California (UCLA) – Los Angeles, CA; the University of Missouri – Columbia, MO; the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC; Rush University Medical School – Chicago, IL and the Texas A & M University System in College Station.

“This designation shows how highly our healthcare administration graduate program in Houston is regarded nationally,” said Dr. Jimmy H. Ishee, Dean of the College of Health Sciences.

“We were honored to receive applications to participate in the demonstration sites from some of the most prestigious graduate health management programs in the country,” NCHL President and CEO Marie E. Sinioris said. “It recognizes the interest and importance that these programs place on competency-based learning and outcomes assessment, and their desire for greater accountability in health management education.”

The NCHL is initiating the second phase of a national program that was launched two years ago. The first phase of the program is entering its third year with the original four demonstration sites – the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Simmons College and the University of Washington – now integrating the NCHL Health Leadership Competency Model into their curricula as part of the process of transforming their graduate programs.

“As we add additional sites to our Graduate Health Management Education Demonstration Project, we will be able to add more research and information to the field to influence and enhance the preparation of healthcare’s future leaders,” Ms. Sinioris said. “Our work with the graduate healthcare management programs is a critical step towards improving the quality of healthcare delivered in the U.S.”
The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) is a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago. Its vision is to be an industry-wide catalyst to improve the health of the public through leadership and organizational excellence. For more information, please visit www.nchl.org.


More than 1,200 students majoring in nursing, physical therapy, library science, business administration, healthcare administration, occupational therapy and nutrition are enrolled at TWU’s Institute for Health Sciences - Houston Center in the Texas Medical Center. Construction is currently under way on a new TWU Institute for Health Sciences - Houston Center scheduled to open in fall 2006. The new, state-of-the-art facility will be located at the southern gateway of the Texas Medical Center and will allow TWU to eventually to more than double its Houston enrollment. For more information visit www.twu.edu.


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Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

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