WSU Hosts Health Care Case Competition
OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University’s Department of Health Administrative Services, housed in the Dumke College of Health Professions, will host a health care case competition in the Weber State University Davis Building 3 Lobby on Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. During the competition, teams of graduate students, undergraduate students and high school students will offer solutions to real-world health care situations.
Winners will be announced and presented their awards in the WSU Davis Building 3 Lobby at 2 p.m. Each member of the winning high school and undergraduate teams will be awarded a $500 scholarship to WSU. The winning graduate team will receive a sponsorship to a national case competition.
“The case competition provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate skills and knowledge relevant to careers in health administration,” said Macey Buker, the health administrative services program director. “In addition, students are able to interact with industry professionals and learn more about the potential career opportunities that exist within the health care industry.”
Nine teams, each consisting of three to four students, are competing in the case competition. The teams were presented their case scenarios on Oct. 14 and given two weeks to work on their presentations and solutions.
Each team category was given a different case scenario. The teams of graduate students were asked to evaluate the organizations of a fictional hospital and provide suggestions to improve operational efficiency. Teams of undergraduate students analyzed the hospital’s urgent care center, developed marketing strategies and prepared brochures or other marketing material. Teams of high school students developed a strategy to recruit nurses, including a proposed budget and examples of marketing strategies.
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