The Author

Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, is the Director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis Minnesota. He is active in teaching, research and speaking at the University with a special emphasis on health care operations and policy.

He helped establish and direct the National Institute of Health Policy at St. Thomas. From 1984 to 1992 he was the administrator and CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center - the level 1 Trauma center in Minneapolis which is ranked in the top 100 hospitals in the US by US World and News Report.

He served as chair of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems and served on President Clinton’s Task force on Health Care Reform in 1993. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and health care administration from the University of Minnesota.

He also authors a blog devoted the newest advances in healthcare management – High Performance Healthcare Blog

University of St. Thomas Center for Health and Medical Affairs

As part of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, the Center for Health and Medical Affairs promotes the achievement of excellence in the health care delivery system throughout the Midwest and the nation. 

The work of CHMA is focused on supporting improvements in the leadership and management of health care systems through research, community outreach and the collaborative development of innovative professional and executive education programs.  The Opus College business provides a number of professional development programs specifically designed for health professionals such as: Physician Leadership College, Executive Education in Nurse Leadership, UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care, Mini MBA in Health Care Management, Mini Master of Medical Technology Management, Certificate in Advanced Health Care Management and Custom Programs in Health Care Delivery.  Learn more about these programs »

In addition the University of St. Thomas offers a Health Care MBA.   An M.B.A. is the recognized standard in business education. Students learn fundamental business principles and management tools that provide the foundation for critical thinking and strategic decision making. The Health Care UST MBA carries this influential degree one step further, bringing together experienced professionals from all sectors of the industry to explore how this foundation can be used to address the increasingly complex challenges you will face as a leader in the health care industry. The Health Care UST MBA program is delivered via an innovative combination of on-campus and distance learning that connects students with experienced faculty and talented peers. Learn more about the Health Care UST MBA »

This website is maintained by the team at the Center for Health and Medical Affairs which includes Erica Lyons, Jeff Snegosky and faculty and staff members  of the Opus College of Business .

Health Administration Press

Health Administration Press is a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Founded in 1972 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Health Administration Press has grown from a small office on the campus of the University of Michigan to one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, including textbooks for use in undergraduate and graduate courses. Now located in downtown Chicago, the Press also publishes two journals, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management, and produces courses for the ACHE Self-Study Program.

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