Nursing Professor Completes Business Management Program at UCLA
Susan Fister, second from the right, displays her certificate from the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program. Also pictured, left to right, are Dr. Victor Tabbush, faculty director for the program, Dr. Elizabeth Duke, HRSA administrator, and Joanne Fillweber, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Contributions manager.
Families and individuals who receive medical services from the Bluegrass Farmworker Health Center will be the ultimate beneficiaries of specialized management training completed by the organizationís executive director, EKU Associate Professor of Nursing Susan Fister.
Fister is one of this yearís 79 graduates of the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program.
The intensive two-week program, conducted at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is designed to enhance the management and leadership skills of community-based health care organization executives.
The program was developed by Johnson & Johnson, the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and UCLA in 2002 in response to the need for community-based health care organizations to be better equipped to confront the mounting challenges in the nationís health care and the rising costs of providing medical services. Since its inception, more than 164 executives have graduated and this yearís graduates represent organizations serving more than 1 million patients.
Participants are selected through a competitive application process, and all expenses and materials are fully funded by the program. Eligibility is limited to organizations that are currently funded by HRSA, which assures the availability of quality health care to low-income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable and special-needs populations and meets their unique health care needs.