Capstone Projects

Capstone titles along with the entry year and graduation year of the cohort. These projects are available for review in the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership with approval from the school director.


  • Impact Evaluation of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Use Policy Based on Guidelines and Best Practice
  • An Evaluation of Columbia Memorial Hospital's Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Implications of Engagement: A Correlation Analysis of Hispanic-Latino Parental Literacy and Health Outcomes in Head Start Enrollees
  • Radiation Exposure Comparison Between Rectangular and Cylindrical Collimation Techniques
  • Identifying the Motivators of Volunteerism at the Essential Health Clinic in Oregon
  • Ensuring the Financial Health and Sustainability of the Vernonia Health Center: Characteristics of a Sustainable Clinic Model
  • Strategies to Overcome the Effects of Low Density Population Areas, Physician Shortage, and Geographic Challenges for the Implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Homes in Rural Hawaii
  • Attributes and Training Requirements for the Operation Section Chief During a Foodborne Illness Outbreak
  • How to Effectively Engage Hispanic Parents in Preventative Health Programs at Head Start
  • The Effect of Buprenorphine Induction and Maintenance Treatment on Outcomes of Opioid-Dependent Patients at a Behavioral Health Center in Oregon
  • Chronic Pain Management: CAM Solutions
  • Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Availability and Utilization at Healthcare Facilities in Hawaii: A Strategic Plan for Improvement
  • A Comparative Cost Analysis of Intravenous 5-Fluorouracil and Oral Capecitabine Chemotherapy in Colorectal Cancer Patients at Samaritan Health
  • Food Service Redesign at Coquille Valley Hospital: Development and Application of a Decision Model
  • Exploring the Feasibility of Implementing a Web-Based Patient Satisfaction Survey Tool
  • Analyzing Workflow Efficiencies: Impact of LEAN Process Implementation at Mountain View Medical Center
  • Intra-hospital Patient Transport at Tuality Hospital: Case Study and Design Recommendations for Improvement
  • Legacy Health and the Medical Home Model: Creating a Training Manual
  • Pacific University’s Physician Assistant Studies Program: Improving Provider Productivity in Medically Underserved Areas
  • A Data Analysis and Observational Approach to Reducing Surgical Site Infections at Legacy Health in Oregon
  • Advanced Access Scheduling in Dentistry: A Feasibility Study for A Dental Healthcare Maintenance Organization
  • Identifying Barriers to Improve Compliance with the Chronic Pain Management Policy at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center