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Healthcare Leadership Academy

The AzHHA Foundation is partnering with Creighton University to provide a Healthcare Leadership Academy. Creighton University is making available a special offering of their Executive Fellowship in Healthcare Management program to employees of AzHHA member hospitals.

The primary goal of the Healthcare Leadership Academy is to cultivate leadership in the hospital environment such that tomorrow’s C-suite is prepared to provide vision, articulate and live organizational purpose, and promote operational and clinical innovation.


Target Audience

Directors, associate vice presidents, vice presidents and clinical leaders of AzHHA member hospitals who have managerial and/or budget responsibilities and aspire to higher levels of organizational leadership. The cohort will be comprised of no less than 20 participants and no more than 25. There is no minimum background educational attainment required, though a bachelor's degree is required to earn graduate credit hours.

Six (6) months of virtual learning are bookended by in-person sessions, beginning in March 2024, and culminating in November 2024.


Four hours of virtual synchronous learning per month plus self-paced learning that includes case readings and other assignments. Curriculum modules include the following:

  • Leading Self / Leading Others
  • Friday Night at the ER – Systems Thinking Simulation
  • Quality and Performance Improvement
  • Healthcare Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Current Trends (including a moderated fireside chat with healthcare executives)
  • Marketing and Patient Experience
  • Information Technology and Innovation
  • Health Law
  • Health Policy
  • Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management

Learn more about the Healthcare Leadership Academy here.

Healthcare Leadership Academy begins March 14. 

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