New BC MHA director

Alfred Hamilton, Ph.D., has joined the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College as director of its online Master of Healthcare Administration degree program. He assumed the position of program director on December 1.

(Learn more about the BC MHA, or apply for the session beginning January 16, here.)

Alfred Hamilton
Alfred Hamilton (Chris Soldt)

Hamilton has been an active member of CAHME | Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. In addition, he spent more than two decades as a career military officer and serves on the board of the Catholic Health System in Buffalo, New York.
 
As a faculty member and consultant to the provost at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., his focus was on integrating technology into operations and education. While at GW, he assisted in the development of programs for non-traditional students in the area of health information management.

He joins a Boston College degree program designed to address the growing demand for high caliber, ethical leadership for the increasingly complex healthcare industry.

“Our online MHA program provides an employer-aligned curriculum with a focus on innovative, patient-centered approaches to contemporary health care concerns,” said Woods College Dean James Burns, I.V.D. “Dr. Hamilton brings to the position demonstrated strengths in strategic planning and partnerships, as well as the implementation of information technology strategies in diverse environments, notably related to healthcare.”

“The delivery of quality healthcare can be complex and a challenge to some healthcare organizations," said Hamilton. "Our MHA program will provide our students with the competencies and tools to assess the delivery and quality of care. Our students are engaged in all facets of the healthcare industry. Their learning experience at Boston College will allow them to add value to their healthcare organization.”  

Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in Information Decision Systems and Decision Science from The George Washington University School of Business.
 
Emily Raviola, who served as interim director during the search period, will assume the role of assistant director of the program.


—University Communications