February 27, 2023

Managing Healthcare Businesses: Developing the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders

Juliet Hinga

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Earlier this month, alumni from the Managing Healthcare Businesses Programme at Strathmore University Business School, visited Optimum Healthcare Center, a healthcare facility owned by one of their colleagues, Winnie Adhiambo. The visit included a tour of the 15-bed capacity health center along with a session for the alumni to share ideas and insights with Winnie on some of the key areas for improvement.

Dr. Denis Ogolla, the Academic Lead for the Programme, took the alumni through a discussion on strategy, marketing and organisational policies that Winnie has employed.

The diversity to the healthcare industry and its importance has been highlighted during these times more than any other in history. The key driver of this industry is the patient. The point of care and the facilities for access to healthcare for the patient, are usually run with the intention of sustainability. While healthcare facilities are often owned and managed by healthcare practitioners, the full range of necessary skill sets is neither taught as part of medical, pharmacy or nursing education nor acquired through experience. The reality is a mix of passion to serve the patient, with the struggle to run the healthcare facility or professional practice sustainably.

The Managing Healthcare Businesses (MHB) Programme aims to equip healthcare owners by building their management and leadership capacity as they gain theoretical and practical knowledge of core business, managerial, entrepreneurial and financial skills to strengthen the survival and growth of their healthcare businesses.

The 2023 intake for the Managing Healthcare Businesses Programme is ongoing! Apply here

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