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The Masters of Healthcare Administration Program Welcomes Assistant Professor Dave Widen!

Dear Students,

After a long career in Healthcare (Pharmacy Administration) and significant volunteer efforts in the areas of Health Information Technology, Patient Safety, and Compliance it is indeed a pleasure and honor to join the MHA faculty at Pacific University.


I was initially impressed with the programs course presentation that allows working professionals to expand their administrative skills while maintaining their employment.


Second, I was attracted to the extensive use of adjunct faculty and guest speakers from various areas of healthcare. This is a huge benefit to the students at Pacific University as it keeps the program fresh and current as well as creating extraordinary networking and employment opportunities.


Finally, I was impressed with the overall program direction and support and with the caliber and abilities of the first cohort graduates.


With the imminent and immense changes in the healthcare delivery system, the opportunity for well trained and developed MHA graduates is virtually limitless.


I look forward to working with our future healthcare leaders and I cannot think of a greater career opportunity than to be a part of this exciting and growing program.




David L. Widen RPh, MBA

MHA Assistant Professor