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Testimonials & Messages

“The Masters Of Health Administration and Leadership taught by Marilyn Skrocki and her faculty at Saginaw Valley State University is a tour de force of modern healthcare. The online and classroom experience has been thorough, well prepared, and rigorous, yet fun at the same time, for students and faculty, constantly interact and exchange ideas, making the whole experience all the more worthwhile. I feel I am being beautifully prepared for the realities of modern healthcare administration, and would greatly recommend this program to anyone wishing to play a role in it someday.”   Robert N. Jones, MD, Chief, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland


“The MSHAL course exceeded my expectations. The content was not only applicable to my daily work but also inspired me to think about other areas where I can make a difference. It provided great content in varied formats that kept my interest. It provided camaraderie between myself and physicians I had seen or heard their name but never knew. It was exciting to see these physicians also shared my passion for making positive changes throughout Covenant. It does require a good deal of time, but it is well worth it. I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would.”  Dr. Dawn R. Johnson, DO, Covenant Medical Group


“The Masters in Health Administration and Leadership Program has been intellectually stimulating with an engaged group of colleagues and course materials relevant to my work.”  Michael A. Stack, M.D. VPMA, MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot


“I have found the program to be an excellent resource to enhance my leadership skills.  This program is specifically designed to fit the needs of busy executives in the healthcare field.  Participants in this program will receive cutting edge educational materials to assist in preparing for the next stage of your leadership career.  The tools and materials reviewed in class have assisted me daily in my job as a healthcare leader.  I am so glad that I enrolled in the executive cohort program!”  Ronette Parks, Vice President, MidMichigan Physicians Group


“Going back to school was a major decision for me.  I was glad that Covenant decided to collaborate with SVSU to form our executive cohort masters program.  The application process could not have been easier!  The executive cohort masters program fits well with any busy schedule.  It is set up to make day-to-day schoolwork very manageable.  If you’re looking for a program that will fulfill your work-school-life balance, look no further!”  Iris Marteja, MD, FACP, Section Chief and Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, Covenant HealthCare

“This program is an excellent way for the practicing physician to pursue an administrative education. Having a cohort of peers makes it more fun and practical. It has also been exciting to apply knowledge learned to current hospital projects.”  Matthew Deibel, Medical Director, Covenant Emergency Care Center


“Get with the program! Sign up for the Master of Science Health Administration & Leadership executive track at Saginaw Valley State University. You will not regret it. It’s fun, rewarding, relevant, challenging, and well worth your time. If you currently are, or are looking to be, a leader in healthcare administration this program is a must. It is loaded with pertinent, up-to-date, real-world information that will prepare you to navigate and succeed in the ever-changing world of 21st-century healthcare.”  William R Felten, MD, FACC, Cardiovascular Service Line Chief, MidMichigan Health


“The Executive Health Care Leader Track of SVSU’s Master of Science Health Administration & Leadership program has certainly been a fulfilling experience for me.  In my current role as a healthcare leader, I was looking for an opportunity to expand my education and enhance my knowledge in our rapidly changing environment.  This program not only presented me with that opportunity, but -allowed me to pursue my goal hand-in-hand with several physicians, advanced practice professionals, and administrative leaders.  These relationships I have built, along with the additional education I have received, are simply priceless. ”  Ray Stover, President, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin


“Becoming more involved in administration within the (MidMichigan) health system over the years, I had been researching options for further education that would assist in this transition and fit my busy schedule. The MSHAL program offered the convenience of doing a majority of the coursework online with a commitment for face-to-face class time one Saturday per month, for eight months of the year, which seemed to be manageable and affordable. Studying with a cohort of my peers makes it all that much more enjoyable and interesting.”  Kerry Pierce, MD, Board Certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, MidMichigan Physicians Group, Past Chief of Staff, Current Chairman of Credentials and Peer Review Committee, MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland

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