Wednesday, May 16, 2007

SJC Program Director Named to National Board

John Pratt, Director of the Health Administration programs in the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) has been named to the Board of Directors of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). ACHCA is a national professional society devoted to leadership development and professional education of long-term care administrators. Pratt fills a Board seat newly created specifically for an academician. The appointment is for a term of three years.

He is a Fellow of ACHCA and a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) a professional society of hospital executives. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Education Committee of the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB).

In addition to administrative role in GPS, Pratt is a tenured Professor. He has been employed at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine since 1989 as a teacher and administrator. Before coming to SJC, he was a hospital administrator for twenty-five years. He is a regular presenter at professional conferences, an active contributor to professional journals, and is author of a textbook, Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum.

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