Glenda Smith Credits MSHCA Program and Hard Work in Her Promotion

It was Glenda Smith’s employer who encouraged and ultimately persuaded her to pursue a Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MSHCA) degree. While Glenda had always wanted to obtain a Master’s degree, the time she dedicated to work, family, and life obligations seemed to suspend her dreams of graduate school indefinitely. 

“The program consisted of an online class and a twice-monthly Saturday class, which was perfect because during the week I did not have to commute to school after work,”she said. 

Glenda also appreciated the  relevant coursework. “It was great to be able to share ideas from class with my manager and team and see them come to fruition,” she said. 

As a result of the program, Glenda was promoted to Manager of Physician Services where she supports physicians and works directly with the president of the medical group. She says she applies the strategic skills acquired in the program all the time while compiling budgets, forecasting future growth, and in many other areas.