Healthcare Administration

Learn to be a leader in the healthcare industry by demonstrating the values and competencies necessary to improve the health system.

Leadership. Knowledge. Professionalism.

Healthcare administration is a challenging and dynamic field that seeks to enhance the healthcare services industry. Because of the changes and challenges in the field, healthcare services are delivered in a variety of settings. As a graduate of the Healthcare Administration (HCAD) program, you will be prepared to work as a manager in all aspects of the health services industry.

Our program believes in the concept that “service delivery is a team affair,” and is committed to providing education, research, and service opportunities for students to become effective collaborators in personal health enhancement.

We operate from a principle of Person-Centered Care; evidence-based approaches and safety are the mandates of the Person-Centered Care principle. Values communicated in our program are communication, coordination, and collaboration. We strive to model the concepts of teamwork, systems approach and thinking, and continuous improvement.

Why Study at Eastern?

We are committed to excellence and student success.

Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Small Class Sizes

Most classes are limited to 30 students which allows professors to devote time to individual students.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

Careers in Healthcare Administration

Our curriculum leads to many career opportunities:

Hospitals and Medical Offices

Non-Profit Health Organizations

Rehabilitation Centers

Ambulatory - Outpatient and Surgery Centers

Patient Advocates

Telehealth Programs

Government Agencies

Medical Coding and Billing

What responsibilities would I have?

  • Communication of goals and expectations with all levels of employees to facilitate an effective, efficient and communicative workplace.
  • Implementation of the most current technologies and best practices to incentivize efficiency in the workplace.
  • Thinking critically and solving complex problems in a way that satisfies the expectations of the client.
  • Creating a shared vision and successfully managing change to attain the organization’s strategic ends and successful performance.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of 28% in medical and healthcare manager jobs between 2021 to 2031. The HCAD program is committed to giving you the tools you need to succeed in the industry.

Scholarship Opportunities

To be eligible for the $1,000 Maxine Keogh Scholarship, you must meet the below-listed criteria:

  • Must be a Junior at EWU enrolled in the HCAD program
  • Must be employed 30 hours per week or more
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • In good academic standing maintaining a GPA of 3.2 or greater
  • Demonstrate leadership and active involvement at school and/or in the community
  • All applicants must be eligible to work without sponsorship after graduation. Preference will be given to residents of Washington State

Maxine Keogh Scholars are students who demonstrate their desire and ability to become successful in life through hard work and determination.

Scholarship Requirements

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

Scholarship Requirements