The capstone project is the culmination of your Executive MHA studies, undertaken at the end of your second year. It is designed to provide meaningful hands-on experience solving the kind of real-world problems health administrators face.
Most Executive MHA students do individual capstone projects connected to their place of employment, although you may form teams. At the end of the capstone seminar, students present a report to the participating organization.
Here are some examples of recent capstone projects:
- A Marketing Plan for a Start-up Healthcare Consulting Company – Washington Healthcare Solutions, LLC
- Achieving AAAHC Accreditation at the Roger Saux Health Center – Quinault Indian Nation
- An Analysis of the Impact of the Public Records Act on State and Local Health Care Organizations, and Recommended Amendments to the PRA – Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts
- Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU implementation – University of Washington Medical Center
- Developing an Accountable Care Organization in a Small Size Medical Community – Central Washington Healthcare Partners and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
- Developing Quality Indicators for a Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program – Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County
- Endoscopy Suite Supply Flow Improvement – Swedish Medical Center
- Recommend leadership and Business Proficiency Development Program for the Legal and Administrative Services Division – Group Health Cooperative
- Safe Patient Identification and Isolation Precautions for Dietary Staff – Seattle Children's Hospital