Health Care Administration

Health Care Administration

Health Care Administration is one of the most exciting and challenging careers in modern society. It offers an
opportunity to have an impact directly on people’s lives through the improvement of personal health services. The profession offers a challenge to those individuals who seek a management position that is rapidly changing and has significant social overtones.

Our Mission

The mission of the Methodist University Department of Health Care Administration is to prepare professionals to manage, lead and improve a changing health care system. Our graduate and undergraduate programs are designed, and continually strive to improve their efforts to meet the needs of the dynamic United States health care system, and to cultivate academic and healthcare leaders who create and apply evidence-based knowledge to enhance the health of individuals and communities.

Internships

The program in Health Care Administration recognizes the need to balance theory and practice. During students’ senior year, they participate in an internship. Under the preceptor’s guidance in a health care facility or other related health service organization, students work hand-in-hand with an experienced health care administrator and develop one or more specific projects for the organization. Recently students have worked for large medical group practices, within the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and for governmental health care agencies, during the academic year, as well as during the summer.

Contact the Health Care Administration Program

Dr. Warren McDonald

Warren McDonald, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor of Health Care Administration
(910) 630-7116
McLean 120G
Dr. Warren McDonald
Warren McDonald, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor of Health Care Administration

B.A., Eckerd College; M.A. Vermont College of Norwich University; M.A., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Columbia Pacific University; Ph.D., Touro University International

Bio:

Dr. McDonald is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Care Administration at Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC. He is also Chief Executive Officer of McDonald and Associates, LLC, a management consulting firm dedicated improving individual and organizational performance across a number of industries, with a specific focus in health care and higher education. His academic background includes undergraduate degrees in Opticianry and Management. He holds graduate degrees in Health Care Management, Education and the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences, as well as a number of professional certifications. He is a member of the Class of 2005 of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education at Harvard University, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Risk Management from the University of Florida.

Dr. McDonald is active in his community, serving on the Board of Trustees of Cape Fear Valley Health Systems, and was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of Fayetteville State University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. He is a noted speaker at professional meetings both nationally and internationally, and active in many professional and civic organizations. He was recognized with the Regents Award for the State of North Carolina in 2016 by the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and serves regularly on certification review teams for Health Administration programs nationwide. He is a review editor for both Hospital Topics and Frontiers of Public Health. His latest book (2016) is entitled Strategic Analysis for Health Care: Concepts and Practical Applications, published by Health Administration Press. A second edition is expected early 2020.

(910) 630-7116
McLean 120G