Marywood University Student Wins Healthcare Management Essay Competition

SCRANTON, PA (March 31, 2016)—Rebin Zikhani, M.D., Scranton, Pa., who recently earned a Master of Health Services Administration degree from Marywood University, was awarded first place in the graduate division for his essay “7-Step Pathway for Preventing Errors in Healthcare,” at the 2016 Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management, which was held in Chicago, Ill. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) sponsors the competition, and awards are conferred at the Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon during ACHE’s 59th Congress on Healthcare Leadership

The first-place graduate and undergraduate essays are published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, ACHE’s official journal. In order to reach the competition level at the Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Dr. Zikhani had to make it through elimination rounds at Marywood University and then semifinal rounds against the top essayists from programs throughout the United States and Canada.

The Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management is named in honor of ACHE’s fourth CEO. During his tenure, Richard J. Stull revamped the educational efforts of ACHE, creating a seminar series that is intended to stimulate student writing about important issues and developments in healthcare management.

The Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture was established in 1986 and is sponsored by the George Washington University Department of Health Services Management and Leadership Alumni Association. Dr. Gintzig was committed to furthering the education and understanding of men and women working to achieve management and leadership positions in the nation’s healthcare organizations.

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