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November 15, 2002

UW-RF to Offer Health Care Administration Class

UW-River Falls will offer a new graduate course designed to prepare talented professionals in the health care field to become top-notch leaders, managers and administrators, according to Dean Barbara Nemecek, College of Business and Economics. The course is offered through the College and the Outreach and Graduate Studies department.

"There is a growing demand for trained professionals in the health care field," Nemecek noted. "This new course is structured and has content planned particularly for administrators of the small-to medium-sized provider. We think this is one of the greatest areas of need. The College of Business and Economics and UW-RF are excited about introducing a class that will begin to address this need."

The class, "Managing Health Care Facilities: Implementation, Innovation and Operational Integration," will begin on Jan. 10. The micro-level course covers the unique aspects of planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling individuals, groups and systems in health care organizations, according to Program Manager Michelle Hadley. The three-credit class concentrates on the skills and methods needed by health care practitioners to successfully meet their administrative responsibilities in a health care setting.

Students will complete the class in just two weekends in January. In addition, the class credits may be applied toward the UW-RF Masters of Management degree or other selected graduate degree programs. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or hold a professional degree to enroll. Application forms and information are available on the Web at www.uwrf.edu/ogs/healthcare, through e-mail to hca@uwrf.edu, or by calling 715/425-3256.

UW-River Falls is one of the campuses of the University of Wisconsin System. The current enrollment is approximately 5,700; 5,400 undergraduate and 300 graduate students, with a student-faculty ratio of 19-to-1.

The University is organized into four colleges: the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Education and Graduate Studies; and the College of Business and Economics. Majors are offered in approximately 50 areas, and minors are offered in several additional areas. Numerous pre-professional programs are also offered.

The campus is located in the Western Wisconsin community of River Falls and is only 30 miles from the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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