About SFHEF Case Competition:
The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum, the regional chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE), has an annual Student Case Competition. These competitions feature various student teams, both in undergraduate and masters level, representing local universities who present a case study. These universities are members of the ACHE Higher Education Network. The student teams are partnered with and mentored by C-Suite executives from various healthcare organizations. This format was designated a best practice by both ACHE and the Association of University Public Health Administration (AUPHA).
The student teams are then judged by a panel of C-Suite individuals, which gives them an opportunity to garner further exposure to this level of executives. The event is held every spring and has been held every year since 2002. The topic changes each year to reflect the latest issues/challenges in our healthcare industry and this year the focus is Business Development. The teams are awarded a First, Second and Third Place for the presentations and there is a monetary prize given to the universities. The students will have the opportunity to attend a related career development educational event where the winners are announced. Winners are also invited to the SFHEF Annual Installation Dinner the following year.
Past Participant Commentary:
"The student case competition exposed the team to priceless hands-on experience in developing a healthcare business proposal by exploring various healthcare insurance payment models" - Germa Clarke, FIU, BHSA
"The 2016 case competition was more than a contest. It was the opportunity to develop long lasting relationships with fellow students and collaborate with afflunet executives; an experience that has helped launch my career into the health administrative field" - Tarah Scott, FAU, BHA
"A great way to put your skills to test, build relationships, and expand your knowledge of real healthcare needs."- Orlando Soto, FIU, HCMBA
"The case competition taught me on how to challenge myself. I also learned the true experience of networking and mentorship with those who have been in the healthcare field for some time" - Sasha Paleaz, FIU, BHSA
"A great learning experience overall. You are forced to learn a lot yourself in the build up, and learn a lot from other students presenting, mentors, professors, the judges, and the professionals themselves. The connections and networking did not really help me, I live far north and most of them are based in Broward. However the learning is tremendous, it puts you ahead of the rest, and it looks great on the resume" - Hussein Dawad, FAU, BHA
FAU- 1st Place
Bryanna Conner, Sandy Jeudy, Kamela Sanichara, Sebastien Antoine, Hussein Dawad, Mellanie Turquia
FIU- 2nd Place
Xavier Beckles, Tyler Friedman, Sasha Peleaz
FIU 1st Place
Annette Alexis, Germa Clarke, Maureen Lillis, Julia Martinez, Orlando Soto
FAU- 2nd Place
Anthony Mecca, Tarah Scott, Jonathan Shaw, Shelby Tice, John Woodward
Barry University- 3rd Place
Abdulrahman Alsaeed, Andrea Barton, Nadine Chammout, Vishkarma Deonarine, Idell Gayman, Amit Parmar
Mark Your Calendar
Our most recent Case Competition was held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Broward Health North, Auditorium, 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL
Our next Case Competition will take place in April of 2018 at a South Florida venue TBD.
Case competition Award Ceremony & Career Development Education Session will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Auditorium, Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson Street Hollywood, FL 33021
For More Information, Please Contact: Oyinkansola "Bukky" Ogunrinde, MHSA at 865-712-6514 or Funmihc@gmail.com.
See press clippings from prior events:
FIU HCMBA team takes top honors in South Florida healthcare challenge
May 4, 2016 | Karen-Janine Cohen | BizNews - The official news source for FIU’s College of Business
Graduate Health Service Administration students earn first place during annual student case competition
May 13, 2015 | Barry.edu
FAU's Health Administration Degree Programs Place in Healthcare Case Competition
May 28, 2013 | Palm Beach County BDB News