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I always tell students that are struggling with the family/work/school balance that even if the timing may change slightly, the goal will not.

Kathy H. Wood, PhD, CHFP

Faculty

Biography

Dr. Kathy H. Wood is a Professor and Program Chair of the Master of Arts in Health Care Administration in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. She earned a PhD in Organization and Management with a concentration in Information Technology from Capella University, a Master of Business Administration from Winthrop University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Appalachian State University. She also earned a post-graduate certificate in Health Care Management from Capella, has completed post-doctorate courses in Long-Term Care and Advanced Healthcare Management from University of South Dakota, and has completed all coursework in Basic Theological Graduate Studies. Dr. Wood is a Fellow for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) and a Fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), a Certified Assisted Living Administrator and a Certified Cancer Support Educator. Before moving into the educational arena, she worked in an IT corporation’s healthcare division, served as the director of business services (Patient Financial Services) and a practice administrator. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in healthcare, information technology, business, and non-profit management. She consults in business professionalism and social etiquette, customer service, and using information technology for operational efficiencies. Dr. Wood encourages students to do volunteer work within their field of study, because it can help them know their field better, expands their network, and opens up future career opportunities. She continues to volunteer for HFMA as well as community organizations such as the Long-term Care Advisory Committee and Social Justice causes. She says, “I always tell students that are struggling with the family/work/school balance that even if the timing may change slightly, the goal will not. If they keep working towards it one step at a time, they will achieve it.”

Accomplishments

Dr. Kathy Wood, Professor, College of Health, Human Services, and Science published authored material in Applications for Managing Institutions Delivering Healthcare. In Health Informatics (pp. 107-114). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. (Contributor) and Provider Based Billing: The Management Impact. Tarheel News, 47(2), 24-25. In addition, Dr. Wood has presented, and continues to research, on a variety of topics applicable to leaders in health care and higher education.

Education

Degree
PhD in Organization and Management
Institution
Capella University
Degree
Master of Business Administration
Institution
Winthrop University
Degree
Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management
Institution
Appalachian State University

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