BS in Health Services Management, 2015
Current Title: Project Coordinator
Current Employer: Major Hospital/Major Health Partners
Abby always knew she wanted to be in the healthcare industry. She started studying nursing, but didn’t believe nursing was the best fit for her. She began doing some research on different degrees and careers, and stumbled upon the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (BSHSM) program at Fairbanks School of Public Health.
“It was the perfect fit for me because it was the administrative side of healthcare, and really sparked my interest. It was a perfect fit!”
Once she started the program, Abby didn’t hesitate to get involved. She participated in the Fairbanks School of Public Health Student Association for two years.
“I was lucky enough to meet many of our professors and gain a better relationship with them. Our group was involved in different volunteer opportunities at IUPUI and in the community.”
Abby successfully completed the HSM program, and started working with Major Hospital/Major Health Partners (MHP) as a project coordinator after graduating. As the hospital Project Coordinator, Abby’s focus is on facilities. She works primarily on new construction and renovation projects throughout the organization, and assists Engineering in remaining compliant.
“My goal is to make sure our staff and contractors have what they need to produce the best outcome possible for our organization.”
Abby even assisted in the coordination, construction, relocation, and opening of their new hospital that opened in January 2017. “I was the point person between the hospital and relocation company that performed our move.”
Abby leans heavily on what she learned in the HSM program and says she uses her degree daily, especially when working on documents for the accreditation process.