Loma Linda University School of Public Health Master of Business Administration students Edwin Hernandez, Chintan Somaiya, Natalie Eloskof and Travis Young, together with their faculty advisor Brian Weed, M.A., competed on Friday, April 26, at California State University, San Bernardino, in the Health Care Executives of Southern California's annual College Bowl. The team presented a strategy for improving operations at St. Rose Hospital in the Bay Area city of Hayward, Calif.
The Loma Linda University team's focus was on reducing mounting debt that exceeds $75 million dollars, improving operations and HCAHPS scores, creating a favorable payer mix, and providing accessible services to the community via a transformed outpatient clinic.
The LLU team competed against M.B.A. and M.H.A. students from University of California, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; California State University, Northridge; California State University, Long Beach; California State University, San Bernardino; and California State University, Los Angeles. In 2014, the event will be held on the campus of California State University, Northridge.