Ensign Global College partners University of Utah to offer executive education class on quality management

BY: GraphicOnline
Dr. Don G. Wardell
Dr. Don G. Wardell

Ensign Global College in collaboration with the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah will offer a second executive education course for senior leaders in healthcare administration between January 28-29, 2022 at the Ensign Campus in Kpong, Ghana.

A statement issued by Ensign Global College said the course will focus on quality management and introduce the principles of quality management with a focus on meeting the needs of customers/patients at all levels.

Topics include process thinking, understanding variation, service quality and experiential services, process improvement tools, and process monitoring. Emphasis will be on examples from services and healthcare.

"The course is designed for senior leaders and executives. Tuition for the course is 2360 Gh¢, which includes the two-day course, two nights’ accommodations at the Ensign Global Campus, welcome dinner and reception, and all meals," the statement said.

"At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion endorsed by the collaborating top international schools."

The course will be taught by Professor Don Wardell from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

Professor Wardell is Francis A. Madsen Scholar and Professor of Operations and Information Systems (OIS) at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.

He has taught in both the Masters of Healthcare Administration and Executive MBA program. Wardell has received multiple awards for his teaching. His educational background includes BS and MS degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah, and a PhD from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management.

Ensign Global recently partnered with both the University of Utah and the University of Oxford to host its first executive education course in November, Leading in Healthcare: Navigating in Turbulent Times.

Professor Agyeman Akosa, Vice-Chair of the Ensign Global College Board of Governors, is excited that the college is extending its educational reach by offering executive education to professionals throughout Ghana.

Agyeman noted: “The missing link in Ghana's health care delivery system is quality.”

He believes this course will give executives and leaders an opportunity to introduce quality back to the delivery system creating a positive experience for both patients and those that work in the system.

For more information on the course and to register, visit https://eccles.utah.edu/managing-quality-in-healthcare-creating-healthy-processes/ .