Students enroll in the Business of Medicine Physician MBA Program at the IU Kelley School of Business hoping to increase their business acumen and improve patient care through their current position or through an executive position within their healthcare organizations.
Most graduates achieve these goals. But recently, three alums—from the same graduating class—did just that with a twist: They earned executive positions within the same healthcare system.
Jennifer Hauler, DO, MBA’16; Matthew Reeves, DO, MBA’16; and Scott Kanagy, DO, MBA’16, have all been appointed chief medical officers at the Premier Health system out of Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Hauler was the first to be hired on at the system, as the vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer of the North Region of Premier Health in Dayton. She started work at Premier the Monday after graduating from Kelley’s program in 2016 and has since been promoted to system chief medical officer. When two more CMO positions opened at Premier the following year, her former classmates immediately sprung to mind.
“I knew these were physician leaders who had the skills and capabilities Premier was seeking in a CMO,” Dr. Hauler said. “And I was very easily able to talk with my former classmates about the organization’s focus on leadership and leadership development. My current position is essentially a lab for everything we used in our MBA program—accountable care organization models, system configuration—all the best practices we learned in our MBA program. It was a very exciting opportunity for everyone.”