Healthcare Admin

Healthcare Administration

Our Health Care Administration (HCA) Bridge Program is focused on helping you become career-ready. Our HCA bridge program was created to help you navigate and advance in your career through interaction and learning by doing. Taught entirely online by practicing health care managers, we are committed to preparing you to thrive in the ever-changing health care field. We will do this by delivering courses that can connect prior experiences with targeted learning to earn the skills and competencies required to progress in your career.

HCA Core Courses

410A Organizational Dynamics in Health Care

The healthcare center or system remains an important hub of care but with many levels of care, organizational structures, physical locations and range of services. This course focuses on the underlying theme of how to provide health care that is the best, most effective, accessible, and affordable, in a vibrant and flexible organizational and delivery system. The course also examines the trends and issues relating to practitioners and caregivers clustered around the continuing expansion of scope of practice and the related increase in education, credentialing and allied health professionals (specialists). 

HCA 472 Health Care Financial Management

Designed to help students understand and apply analytical and decision-making skills using basic accounting, budgeting and finance principles, concepts and techniques most important to health care administrators. This learning experience examines aspects of modern hospital and health care financial and budget management to prepare students for supervisory and management roles in the future.

HCA 474 Health Care Quality Management

Designed to help students understand and apply the basic elements of quality improvement and organizational responsibilities related to quality improvement and risk management in health care delivery.  The course helps students understand and use data sources, electronic health records, clinical practice guidelines and improvement and future of healthcare quality improvement strategies.

HCA 410B Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Employing real life scenarios, this course presents the ethical and legal challenges, precedence and implications of health care administration. The unique legal aspects encountered in the provision of health services are analyzed including access, affordability, health care interventions and human rights are interfaced with legal and ethical issues challenging the provision of health care services. 

HCA 476 Leadership in Health Services (Healthcare Leadership and Communication)

Introduces students to health care leadership, management and organizational communication practices and concepts. Scenario-based, the course emphasizes the application and integration of planning, decision-making, influencing, and controlling effecting healthcare change.  Discussion will cover how this self-knowledge and professional communication skills can help in developing healthcare leadership capabilities.

HCA 477 Health Informatics (Healthcare Informatics for Healthcare Professionals)

Students gain an understanding of health care informatics including basic vocabulary, concepts, technology, uses and practices to foster better collaboration among patient’s various caregivers. The history, background, development and prominence of health care informatics are presented, as well as academic, private, and government influences.

Our Faculty

Our Teaching Professionals

Dr. Rebecca (Becky) McCay, RN

  • Education & Certifications
    • College of Nursing and Health Innovation Arizona State University, PhD Degree Phoenix, Arizona
    • Masters of Science in Nursing  – Sacred Heart University, Healthcare Administration Focus Fairfield, Connecticut
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing OHSU, La Grande
    • RN in Oregon and Washington
    • Certified Emergency Nurse, Emergency Nurses Association
  • Experience
    • Oregon Health & Sciences University, Assistant Professor (2019- present), Clinical Instructor (currently)
    • Five years as an Oregon Nurses Association Labor Relations Representative; (Additional duties included Professional Nursing & Leadership Training at state, regional, and local events).
    • Grande Ronde Hospital, Emergency Room Nurse
    • St. Elizabeth Health Services, Intensive Care & Emergency Nurse
    • Kennewick General Hospital, Medical-Surgical & Intensive Care
  • Skills, Awards and Honors
    • Arizona State University, PhD Convocation Speaker.
    • Sigma Theta Tau—Beta Psi Chapter: Naomi Ballard Research Grant ($2,500).
    • Phi Kappa Phi: National Honor Society Inductee
    • Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence—Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.
    • Arizona State University. 
    • National Institute of Health–T32 Fellowship Scholarship. Arizona State University.
    • ASU Nurse Faculty Scholarship Award. Arizona State University
    • Dean’s Leadership Award. Sacred Heart University.

Dr. John Vizzuso

  • Education & Certifications
    • Doctor of Business Administration Degree (D.B.A.) | Walden University 
    • Master of Science Degree (M.S.), Healthcare Management | California Coast University 
    • Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.), Allied Health | Hiram College
  • Experience
    • President & Chief Coaching Officer, Human Assets, LLC.
    • Vice-President of Operations & Integration, Radiology Partners, Inc.
    • Chief Executive Officer, Radiology Associates of Canton/Radiology Partners, Inc.
    • Senior Director-Ambulatory Services, Metro Health System.
    • Vice-President- Cardiovascular & Imaging Service Line, St. Vincent Charity Hospital/St. John Westshore Hospital.
    • Chief Executive Officer & Shareholder, Premier Medical Management Solutions.
  • Skills, Awards and Honors
    • Certified Executive Coach | Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
    • Associate Certified Coach | International Coaching Federation (ICF) | 
    • Quality Matters Certification | Quality Matters
    • Radiology Technologist Credential | The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART)
    • Quality Education System Instructor Credential | Philip Crosby Associates & Certifications

Jorge Meléndez, DBA, MBA, BBA, AAOD

  • Education & Certifications
    • DBA – Doctor George Fox University
    • MBA Eastern Oregon University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration Warner Pacific University 
  • Experience
    • OR Senior Clinic Manager III, PMG Infectious Disease East/West & Endocrinology, Providence Health System, Portland, OR
    • Clinic Manager II, PMG Gresham, OR
    • Office Staff Supervisor, PMG and Specialty Clinics
    • Lead Adjunct Instructor – Healthcare Administration Program, Warner Pacific University, 
  • Skills, Awards and Honors
    • Management/Leadership 
    • Facilitation and Training
    • Strategic Management 
    • Bilingual/Bi-literate
    • Finance 
    • Program Design & Development

JoDee Read, BSBA, MBA

  • Education & Certifications
    • MBA Eastern Oregon University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration 
    • Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional Certificate
    • Cultural competency and diversity trainer
    • Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources Certifications
  • Experience
    • CEO Plumas District Hospital, Quincy, CA
    • CEO Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon, OR
    • Interim President, HR, Ancillary and Support Services Director, St. Charles Health System, Madras & Pineville, OR
    • Director of Community & HR, Mountain View Hospital District.
  • Skills, Awards and Honors
    • Board member – CA and Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Small & Rural Hospitals
    • Member,  American College of Healthcare Executives
    • Past President – OR Society of Healthcare HR Association

Dr. Todd Price

  • Education & Certifications
    • Ph.D. Management
    • MBA Ferris State University
    • MS in Education
    • BA Organizational Communication and PR
  • Experience
    • Senior Decision Support Analyst, Mt. Nittany Medical Center, PA
    • Project Manager, Surgical Directions, IL
    • Business Development Specialist, Spectrum Health Medical Group, MI
    • Marketing Manager, E-Videon and Elsevier Health Sciences, Retirement Community and Hospice all in Michigan.
  • Skills, Awards and Honors
    • Member,  American College of Healthcare Executives
    • Member, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Marketing Development and Planners and Marketers

Steven Carty, MS

  • Education & Certifications
    • MS Business Management & Marketing, U of Oregon
    • BS Licensed Social Work and LPN in Nursing
  • Experience
    • Associate Dean, Health Sciences, Independence University, UT
    • Practice Administrator, Olympus Clinic, UT
    • Administrator – Bee Hives assisted living Homes of Colorado
    • CEO Mineral Community Hospital, MT
    • CEO Keefe Memorial Hospital, CO
    • COO Kremmling Memorial Hospital, CO
  • Skills, Awards and Honors
    • Member, Medical Group Management Association of Utah (UMGMA)
    • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
    • Web design, IT Institute

Ken Hart, MS, CPA

  • Education & Certifications
    • Master of Arts, Political Science, The American University
    • BS – Business Administration:  Accounting, Portland State University
  • Experience
    • Chief Financial Officer, Valley Family Health Care Payette, Idaho
    • President & VP of Operations / Foundation, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario, OR
    • Chief Financial Officer, Gentry Auto Group and Edge Performance Sports, Ontario, OR
    • Comptroller, Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario, OR
    • CFO, American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter, Portland, Oregon
    • Press Secretary / Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield Washington, D.
    • CPA-Auditor, Deloitte & Touche, Portland, OR
  • Skills, Awards and Honors
    • Oregon Health Authority Healthcare Workforce Committee – appointed Member
    • Northwest Health Foundation (Portland) – past Board Member
    • Malheur County Poverty to Prosperity – Founding Member
    • Saint Alphonsus Health System – past Board Member and Finance Committee Chair

Jeremy Davis, MHA 

  • Education & Certifications
    • Master of Health Administration, The Ohio State University
    • BS Health Science, Public Health Emphasis, Clusters in Business Management & Spanish,

Brigham Young University-Idaho

  • Lean/Six Sigma Certification
  • Experience
    • Chief Executive Officer, Grande Ronde Hospital
    • Chief Executive Officer, Evanston Regional Hospital, WY
    • Associate Administrator and Certified Sutter Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, Sutter Coast Hospital, CA
    • Administrative Fellow, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, CA
    • Administrative Resident, Ohio State University Hospital & Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, , OH
    • Management Specialist, Chalmers P. Wylie Outpatient Clinic, OH
  • Skills, Awards and Honors
    • American Hospital Association Foster G. McGaw Prize review panelist
    • Mass Casualty Training
    • Innovation and Design Training 
    • LEAN & Six Sigma Training
    • Bernard J. Lachner Fellowship Award Recipient Rotary International Member 
    • American College of Healthcare Executives, member
    • Ohio State University Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society member
    • Charter Member Rotaract Club, The Ohio State University
    • Association for Future Healthcare Executives, Ohio State University