Orientation was held August 5 at the L. William Seidman Center for participants in the first cohort in the Health Care Executive MBA program at Grand Valley. Participants in the 22-month program are clinical and administrative employees within Spectrum Health.
Grand Valley and Spectrum Health worked together to create the program designed specifically for Spectrum Health leaders.
President Thomas J. Haas told participants the program is a reflection of Grand Valley’s commitment to flexibility and responsiveness to community needs and praised the longtime relationship between the university and Spectrum Health. “Grand Valley was built on 50 years of partnerships and relationships,” said Haas. “The creation of this program is a milestone in my administration and we are honored to provide relevant programming that will help you be successful now and for years to come.”
Richard C. Breon, president and CEO of Spectrum Health, said the new program will help better prepare its leaders as it plans for a future built around community, value, quality and sustainability. “We are excited about this collaboration with Grand Valley that will provide a broader range of knowledge for our employees,” said Breon. “The program is specifically designed for our integrated health system to push our people forward in a changing environment and changing industry.”
The Executive MBA curriculum applies core MBA principles with relevant health care challenges that integrated health systems face. Classes will be conducted in a multifaceted approach with a combination of classroom, virtual and applied learning sessions. Classes begin August 22.