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MHA Grad Takes Professional Lead
Dallin Jolley, MHA | Dallin Jolley bet on Weber. Now, a well-known healthcare organization is betting on him. Having already been accepted at another institution, Jolley took an alumnus’s suggestion to look into the Weber State University Master of Health Administration program. Four semesters later, he has now taken a leadership role that encompasses every aspect of clinic operations. Jolley manages an OBGYN and general surgery practice for HCA Healthcare, known locally as Mountain Star. As a manager, he handles anything from financial and budget measures to quality assurance and clinical scores. His responsibilities are to maintain exceptional patient experiences, keep staff engaged and motivated, and partner with physicians on strategic priorities. Jolley credits professor and WSU MHA Program executive in residence Steve Bateman with his success. Bateman worked with Jolley, taking the time to learn his goals and guiding him to an enhanced resume, which ultimately led to the right connections and applying to Jolley’s current position. Jolley said Bateman and others in WSU’s MHA program enabled Jolley to achieve his current position. Prior to his graduation, Jolley’s capstone project for WSU’s MHA program was to create a standardized registration packet that had many moving parts. The project was submitted to HCA Healthcare’s national leadership team in Nashville as something that could be used in every clinic in the country. It was exciting for Jolley to take part in something that could have such a large impact across the country. More than a hypothetical conversation in a classroom, the project had real-world application that could affect the care that millions of patients are receiving.