Master of Health Administration program, WVU Medicine to host Administrative Grand Rounds: Fostering a ‘fear-less’ healthcare enterprise

The West Virginia University Master of Health Administration program is partnering with WVU Medicine to host a virtual Administrative Grand Rounds, “Fearless Leadership in Pandemic Times,” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from noon to 1 p.m.

Presented by Erik Carlton, DrPH, associate dean for professional programs and MHA program director in the School of Public Health, the session will focus on three key components that have a significant effect on personal and organizational performance: fear, power and control.

“While fear, power and control have always operated, often silently, within organizations, the stresses and strains of this pandemic have brought them to the forefront,” Carlton said. “The unconscious damage to individuals and organizations that these cause can be recognized and overcome. Through a critical internal inquiry we can create a more ‘fear-less’ healthcare enterprise.”

This will be the first of an ongoing Administrative Grand Rounds series hosted by the School of Public Health MHA program, which will feature a variety of speakers, topics and partners throughout the year.

“We’re grateful to be able to partner with WVU Medicine on this inaugural event, which we expect to become a signature event for healthcare leaders, providers, educators and students,” Carlton said. “Moving forward, we will host these regularly and look forward to partnering with other healthcare organizations through the state and region as we do so.”

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. The event is free and open to the public and registration is required. An informational flyer can be downloaded here.

About the Master of Health Administration Program

The Master of Health Administration program, offered by the School of Public Health, is the premier professional program for those seeking to lead the health systems of the future. Focused on the organization, delivery and management of healthcare and public health systems and services, this program will equip you with the skills and insight needed to lead in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, medical group practices, healthcare consulting firms and health departments. Full- and part-time and online and residential options are available, as well as other flexible features. Learn more here.

About WVU Medicine

WVU Medicine’s mission is “to improve the health of West Virginians and all we serve through excellence in patient care, research, and education.” It is the state’s largest health system – the West Virginia University Health System – and largest private employer, comprised of 14 hospitals and five institutes. The WVU Health System also provides management services to six hospitals and medical centers throughout the region. Learn more by visiting


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