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steth Brianna Grantelli, Francis Kissi and Sierra Pacholski,  students in the MBA-HCM track, successfully completed their project on “Connecticut Patient Safety Initiatives along the Continuum of Care.”  The project is part of the HM 621 Healthcare Quality/Patient Safety course taught by Angela Mattie, Associate Professor and  department Chair of Healthcare Management and Organizational Leadership. The objective of the students’ project was to consider, by way of analysis, how to determine what patient safety and initiatives are being taken in Connecticut in various realms of healthcare.  Students identified numerous healthcare inititatives in Connecticut; some of their analysis focused on community health centers, foundations, goverment, home health care agencies, hospitals and long-term care facilities.  Also, of interest to the designers of the project was patient safety in public-private relationships. One of their preliminary recommendations is that further evaluation focuses on adverse event reporting, medication management and transitions in care, and culture change through the implementation of high reliability training programs along the healthcare continuum.

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best-online-programs-grad-business-2014Quinnipiac University was ranked as one of the top ten online master’s business programs as reported by U.S. News and World Report in their 2014 rankings released January 8.  Dr. Matthew O’Connor, Dean of the School of Business and Engineering, noted that the “rankings reflect the engagement of our online students, the innovation and creativity of the faculty and the dedication and support of the learning specialists at QU online.”  The graduate administration team, headed by Dr. Susan McTiernan, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, worked with Cindy Gallatin, Associate Vice President of Online Programs, and her team to consolidate resources and put them into online praxis. The rigor behind this endeavor and the energy and determination of all, particularly the full time faculty that teach online, has QU meriting the number 9 seat in online master’s graduate programs and has earned QU recognition amongst some of the best business schools in the country.  As Dr. McTiernan noted, “This ranking is a great accomplishment for everyone in the business school, not least of all our students, who are at the center of everything we do.”  Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice President for Academic Affairs, stated, “We are proud of the innovative and rigorous instruction our faculty offer in our online graduate programs, which is in keeping with our university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship.” For more information, please go to http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/rankings

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The View

The View

The Daniel & Francine Scinto Foundation, a public supporting charity, dedicated to help furthering the causes of education, health care, conservation, and the arts, honored Quinnipiac University’s 2013 Center of Excellence in Teaching Awardees.  On November 17th, a dinner was held in New York City at the View Restaurant.  Angela Mattie, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Healthcare Management and Organizational Leadership Department, was one of those honored at the occasion with an award in teaching excellence. Others recognized for their teaching excellence included: Leonard Engel, Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Andri Smth, Associate Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. Daniel Scinto, founder of the foundation, graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1972 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976. He is a former student of Professor Engel.  Francine Scinto, President of the Foundation, graduated from Manhattanville College and received her MBA from Columbia Business School. The Scinto Foundation focuses on increasing educational opportunities as the primary resource for students to achieve their goals, ultimately aiding in the betterment of society. For more information about the Scinto Foundation and to read about the ways the foundation has assisted with helping others achieve their view, please go to: http://www.scintofoundation.org

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