Ohio State takes first place at MHA case competition

College of Public Health Master of Health Administration students won first place at the 8th Annual Ohio State University First-year Health Administration Case Competition.

By: 

  • Steve Barrish
March 30, 2019
Hanna Gottschalk, Billy Menges, Annie Rudick, and Kevin Heckle (pictured above, right to left)
Hanna Gottschalk, Billy Menges, Annie Rudick, and Kevin Heckle (pictured above, right to left)

First-year Master of Health Administration students Hanna Gottschalk, Billy Menges and Annie Rudick won first place at the 8th Annual Ohio State University First-year Health Administration Case Competition on March 29.

The Ohio State team took the top spot against 24 of the best MHA programs from across the country, including Minnesota, Michigan, UAB, Rush, Cornell and NYU. Each team, consisting of three first-year students and one coach, presented their recommendations before a national team of judges, all of whom work in fields related to health administration.

This event is run by a student committee chaired by second-year MHA student Sara Butauski. It included a fellowship fair, tours of the Wexner Medical Center and the 16th Annual Ed Adams Leadership Development Symposium (LDS) the prior evening.

This year’s LDS speaker and writer of the case was alumnus Kyle Dorsey '09, vice president of operations at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville & Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

The Ohio State MHA program's win follows the news of being ranked #7 in best graduate schools for health care management by U.S. News & World Report and falls on the 50th anniversary of the program's inception.

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About The Ohio State University College of Public Health

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond.  The College’s divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy.   It is ranked 23rd among all colleges of public health in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report, and also includes the top 7-ranked MHA degree program.  The College provides leadership and expertise for Ohio and the world through its Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES), Center for Public Health Practice, and the NCI-funded Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (CERTS).