Sign up to LabourLists morning email for everythi

first_imgSign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning.All options are on the table. Some commentators and members are surprised – or perhaps just disappointed – that this remains the case: they expected that the twice-defeated Labour Brexit deal would be shelved by the party once support for another EU referendum was declared. But the leadership has made it clear all along that it is still looking to push for an alternative that involves leaving the EU (although also willing to whip for a public vote). The main reasons are two-fold: it is opposed to the idea, on ideological and electoral grounds; and it knows that a second public vote proposal is unlikely to pass in the Commons. Jeremy Corbyn has written in The Mirror today that “getting Brexit right” is his focus.As well as publicly campaigning for “Our Alternative”, LabourList understands that the leader’s office has been quietly working with the Common Market 2.0 group to draft a new Brexit amendment. Made up of Labour’s Lucy Powell and Stephen Kinnock, plus Nick Boles, Oliver Letwin and Robert Halfon from the Tories, this cross-party initiative has been campaigning for a deal consisting of single market membership and a new customs arrangement. They say it meets Labour’s six tests and only requires changes to the political declaration in Theresa May’s deal.It’s not Labour’s plan, but it’s not stopping Brexit either. And it is thought more likely to be able to win a majority. Members of CM2.0 think that once the “decks are cleared” – i.e. MPs have voted down a new referendum and May’s deal has been defeated twice – their plan will start to win more support on both sides of the House. Yesterday these moves from the Labour leadership towards a Norway-style deal became public as Corbyn met with members of the group to discuss their ideas. He left it “more certain than ever that we can find a way to work across parliament to force the government to back a sensible Brexit plan”, according to his Mirror op-ed.People’s Vote campaigners aren’t happy, of course, and say such moves contradict the conference policy agreed in September. But others contend that the composite motion – which promised “full participation in the single market” – is actually more in line with the ‘Norway Plus’ group plan than anything else. And the leadership is keen to point out that avoiding ‘no deal’ is the priority, and if a fresh public vote proposal has no chance of securing a Commons majority, isn’t backing a softer Brexit the only way to do that? Nonetheless, Clive Lewis – who is still a shadow minister – has called the latest strategy a “grave error”. PV-ers are determined not to back any kind of Brexit now. But with around 30 on the Labour benches prepared to defy the whip to vote against PV, it will be interesting to see whether that changes. If the mood does shift after their preferred plan of another public vote is substantially defeated next week, Common Market 2.0 could be the future of Brexit.Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning.Tags:Labour /Jeremy Corbyn /Brexit /People’s Vote /Common Market 2.0 /last_img read more

LOUIE McCarthyScarsbrook reckons he has never fel

first_imgLOUIE McCarthy-Scarsbrook reckons he has never felt as fit as he begins his debut season with the Saints.Writing on his blog the former Harlequins forward said: “I played my first game in a Saints shirt against Widnes a few weeks ago and I was the fittest and fastest I’ve ever felt. It was a shame that they hadn’t managed to fit my name on the back of my shirt for it though.“I’m glad the kit man sourced letters small enough to fit by the Millennium Magic weekend, I was beginning to think it would be a biro job!”Louie is sponsored by Hattons Solicitors this season and you can read the rest of his blog here.last_img read more

LAST Friday 365 Founder Members got their first to

first_imgLAST Friday 365 Founder Members got their first tour of Langtree Park.As well as a behind the scenes look at the stadium, they saw the special Founder Members plaque in the Founder Members bar and most enjoyed a pint of Saints gold… the over 18s anyway!This special podcast celebrates the event with interviews from fans, Honourary Life President Kel Coslett and BBC Five Live’s Stuart Pyke.You can download here and subscribe through itunes by searching for St Helens RFC.last_img

SAINTS have named their 19man squad for Thursday

first_imgSAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Thursday’s First Utility Super League Round 22 clash at Warrington Wolves.Jon Wilkin is included after sitting out last week and he comes in for Mark Flanagan.Saints’ 17 will come from:3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Alex Walmsley, 17. Mark Percival, 18. Luke Thompson, 19. Greg Richards, 21. Joe Greenwood, 22. Matty Dawson, 25. Andre Savelio, 30. Matty Fleming, 37. Adam Quinlan.Tony Smith will choose his Warrington side from:1. Matthew Russell, 4. Ryan Atkins, 6. Stefan Ratchford, 7. Richie Myler, 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Ashton Sims, 12. Ben Westwood, 13. Ben Harrison, 15. Roy Asotasi, 17. Ben Currie, 19. Anthony England, 20. Gareth O’Brien, 22. Gene Ormsby, 23. Gary Wheeler, 24. Kevin Penny, 25. Brad Dwyer, 26. Joe Philbin, 28. Toby King.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be James Child.Ticket details for the game can be found here.last_img read more

GIVEN the dawn coach journey for a noon kick off i

first_imgGIVEN the dawn coach journey for a noon kick off in the Capital on a Saturday this was another splendid performance from the young Saints, writes Graham Henthorne.Their hosts were fired up for playing their last game of the season and hot on the heels of their victory over the Dragons last time out.The one thing you know when you play the Broncos is that they are enthusiastic and never give up and you know you have to reduce those qualities as much as possible.Three tries in the first quarter did exactly that.A huge gale down the field saw the Saints knock on straight from the kick off but recover with fierce defence to put their hosts under pressure.Four tackles later with Matty Costello held short, quick hands from the play the ball saw Kevin brown with space to power his way over in the left corner.Minutes later and a great line from Ben Morris saw the big second row take Elliott Jenkins pass to burst through to the line.It was Morris who started the third try off with another trademark 30 metre break down the left. He passed it inside to the supporting Jenkins who went the final 30 metres. Had he had confidence in himself he would have scored but instead gave it on to the charging Alex Eckley who was caught on the line. Two tackles later and quick hands put Lewis Furlong in at the left corner.But then came that never say die enthusiasm. The Saints gave them an inch and they took it with the vastly impressive loose forward Adebiyi powering over the line.Five minutes later and the Saints were very lucky when the Broncos knocked on over the line. Six tackles later and Jenkins was restoring the lead. A grubber from Brad Billsborough rebounded into the hands of Captain Liam Cooper who reacted quickest to challenge the full back before feeding Jenkins.The Saints then seemed to find their defensive mojo as a great chase and big set of six restricted the Broncos to 20 metres forcing a shallow kick. The Saints walked up field and Brown again belied his short stature to power over.Then came the turning point. In the final minute of the half the Broncos, pressurising the Saints line grubbered on the last. Only needing to blast the ball out of the ground the Saints dithered allowing the Broncos to score going in on two scores behind.So mission enthusiasm break was the call of the day again for the start of the second half. And again that’s what they did with tries from Josh Eaves and Matty Costello on his return from Australia on Great Britain duty.Eaves finished off another Morris break whilst Costello ran strongly to ground under the sticks after a ball steal from Owen Smith had halted a promising Broncos break with a break of this own.But then came the second turning point with the sinbinning of Cooper after rather too vehemently questioning the ref over one of the Saints 14 penalties.With the Saints still reorganising Adebiyi scored his second after a good break and with winger Furlong being carried off and yet more reorganisation the Broncos closed to within 12 again barging over from close range.But with Cooper back on and back to thirteen the Saints started to exert some control again with Aaron Smith taking the second of his two opportunities to score. Having knocked on over the line minutes later he caught Billsborough’s offload off the floor to score.Fatigue and expectation could be starting to take effect on this group but it’s easy to forget how young they are when they keep on churning out performance after performance and finding ways to win week in week out.Led around superbly by Billsborough and Jenkins and behind the power running of Alex Eckley and Evan Bullen the likes of mike Weldon and Ben Morris continue to shine.Match Summary:London:Tries: Sadiq Adebiyi (23 & 57), Jordan Williams (39), Callum Bustin (64).Goals: Dan Weldon 2/2, James Meadows 2/2.Saints:Tries: Kevin Brown (6 & 33), Ben Morris (10), Lewis Furlong (19), Elliott Jenkins (28), Josh Eaves (45), Matty Costello (50), Aaron Smith (70).Goals: Brad Billsborough 5/8.Half Time: 24-12Full Time: 42-24Teams:London:1. Fred Dodd; 2. Gideon Boago, 3. Jacob Ogden, 4. Kam Pearce Paul, 5. Will Reife; 6. Dan Weldon, 7. James Meadows; 8. Lewis Bienk, 9. Matt Davis, 10. Jordan Williams, 11. Rob Butler, 12. Danny Hindmarsh, 13. Sadiq Adebiyi. Subs: 14. George Moore, 15. Callum Bustin, 16. Mitchell Stone, 17. John Sipawa.Saints:1. Kevin Brown; 2. David Eccleston, 3. Matty Costello, 4. Jordan Gibbons, 5. Lewis Furlong; 6. Elliott Jenkins, 7. Brad Billsborough; 8. Evan Bullen, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Alex Eckley, 11. Liam Cooper (C), 12. Ben Morris, 13. Mike Weldon. Subs: 14. Josh Eaves, 15. Callum Hazard, 16. Owen Smith, 17. Jorge Lewtas.last_img read more

Under the watchful eyes of player mentor Eric Chis

first_imgUnder the watchful eyes of player mentor Eric Chisnall and Academy coach Ste Marsh the players were taken through series of exercises that looked to develop their teamwork skills through effective listening and communication techniques.“The ECB is regularly putting touring teams together and they have short periods of time to integrate them into an effective team and tour party,” Player Performance Manager Neil Kilshaw said. “Through the expertise of Eddie we wanted to tap into their experience as we were looking for additional methods to gel together players from two age groups in order to hit the ground running.“Having input from a different sport really gave things a different perspective and we are extremely grateful to him for spending his valuable time to assist our preparations.”Tourist Ben Sims said: “The workshop was very useful in enhancing our leadership and listening skills so we can adapt it to our performance in a game.“It helped me understand how to communicate with others while on the pitch and brought all the lads more together as one.”Evan Bullen agreed: “I think the session was very beneficial for the whole team as it showed us how important team work and communication is.“It showed we can do when we communicate properly and I also think it brought us closer together as a group which will be massive for the tour.”last_img read more

With the kids heading back to school this week th

first_imgWith the kids heading back to school this week, the summer most definitely feels like it’s over and that can only mean one thing…It’s time to organise your Christmas do!Whether you are looking for a lively office Christmas party venue or a more intimate Christmas affair, choosing the Totally Wicked Stadium will not disappoint.There are a variety of festive party nights available, where guests can expect sparkling drinks, indulgent dinners and music and dancing until the early hours.With a range of party nights beginning on December 1, there is something for everyone – and drinks packages are available to enjoy throughout the evenings.A new addition to the Christmas catalogue this year is the Party with the Players daytime event on December 14 where you can sit and mingle with your favourite Saints players and coaches.Finally, usher in the New Year in style at our adult only glamourous party night or our magical Willy Wonka themed family event, both of which promise to be spectacular occasions.For more information please visit or call 01744 455 086 to book.You can also email us here.last_img read more

Power outage planned on Topsail Island Tuesday for 3 hours

first_imgSURF CITY, NC (WWAY) —  There will be a temporary power outage for a large part of Topsail Island and Surf City for several hours Tuesday morning.The Town of Surf City posted a released from Jones-Onslow EMC on its Facebook Page. It said the company plans to relocate four transmission poles in the area where the new Publix is being built. In order to complete this process, we will need to have an outage on Oct. 3, 2017, at 8:00 am.- Advertisement – The company said power should be restored within three hours. Officials said they planned the outage during daylight hours to make the work go as fast as possible and for safer working conditions.The affected areas include Topsail Island, from 9th Street in Surf City to the south end of the island, including East Ocean Road from Holly Ridge south to the island.In case of inclement weather, the outage will occur on Wednesday, October 4. For more information, please call Jones Onslow Electric at 910-353-1940.last_img read more

Man accused of posing as pastor in cell phone scam turns himself

first_imgJames Terry (Photo: WPD) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a Trinity man suspected of scamming multiple mobile phone stores has turned himself into police.Earlier today WPD got an issue for James Terry. Investigators accuse Terry of posing as a pastor of various area churches and obtaining cell phones from the stores and charging them to a business account. The warrant issued for Terry, 47, was for the possession of stolen goods.- Advertisement – Terry is suspected of pulling this scam in other jurisdictions.Late this afternoon WPD said Terry had turned himself in.Anyone with information is asked to contact WPD at (910) 343-3609 or use Text-A-Tip.last_img read more

Jet ski owners urge others to be careful and considerate on the

first_imgMany jet ski owners hit the water for labor day but are hoping jet ski owners and renters will be considerate. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A lot of people hit the water Monday for Labor Day, celebrating the unofficial end of summer. Also on the water, jet skis, but do those operators know the risks?Because of the watercraft’s speed and since a jet ski does not have brakes, they can be dangerous. In response, many people and some jet ski owners are asking other jet operators to be careful. Some say it’s worse when people rent the jet skis and are not cautious. It can lead to danger for themselves and other people in the water.- Advertisement – “Try to do the speed limit. Try to stay about 60 feet from other boaters. Try not to create any wakes. Just, if I was to go fast, it would be in the straightaway where there’s nobody else, other than that,” jet ski owner Miguel Arbos said.Arbos also says he sees people jumping waves and hopes people will be considerate of other boaters.last_img read more

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens in Bolivia Saturday

first_img A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where survivors may go for information about FEMA’s programs or other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to their case. Representatives can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.You can also register online at or by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. Operators are multilingual and calls are answered seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT. Flooding from Hurricane Florence washed out part of Old Fayetteville Road near North Brunswick High School in Leland on Sept. 17, 2018. (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (Press Release) — FEMA is opening a Disaster Recovery Center at Odell Williamson Event Center at 150 College Road NE on the Brunswick Community College campus in Bolivia.Beginning Saturday, Sept. 29, the center’s hours will be:Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.Sunday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.- Advertisement – last_img read more

FEMA changes disaster recovery center location due to cold weather

first_img Saulsby said the Columbus County DRC in Whiteville was operating at the Columbus County Community Farmer’s Market located at 132 Government Complex Road. It was closed yesterday because of the cold weather. The new location will open at noon today at the Econo Lodge at 503 N JK Powell Blvd., Whiteville, NC 28472.Hours:Thursday, November 29: 12pm – 6pmRelated Article: University Apartments at UNCW to remain closedFriday, November 30: 9am – 6pmSaturday, December 1: 9am – 6pmHours after Saturday are to be determined.Saulsby also talked about approaching deadlines and encourages anyone who still needs help to communicate with FEMA as much as possible.“What we want is for folks who are already registered for disaster recovery assistance to stay active in the process and let us know if they have any changes in their housing,” Saulsby said.She also said if the cold weather is forcing you to get a hotel, you can use your FEMA funds to pay for it. Saulsby said to save all your receipts and transactions. LELAND, NC (WWAY) — FEMA representatives made the call to change locations for one of the Disaster Recovery Centers in the Cape Fear because of cold weather this week.FEMA representative Pamela Saulsby was on Good Morning Carolina talking about assistance for flood victims this morning.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Veg Fest takes over Coastline Convention Center

first_imgVeg Fest takes over Coastline Convention Center (Photo: Kate Cornell) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two years in a row the Veg Fest has made an appearance in Cape Fear.Its purpose is to be educational and fun over the course of two days.- Advertisement – It’s an opportunity to learn about how being a vegan or restricting meat in your diet can positively impact the environment and help end animal cruelty. In addition, you can snack on some yummy vegan food.“Separating out the education from the festival day makes it so that people don’t have to have a conflict of what they can do,” Helene Greenberg, the founder of the Veg Fest said. “So that gave a dedicated day which we didn’t charge for. We only accepted a donation so anybody could come and learn and people stayed the whole day.”The Veg Fest raises awareness, and brings both local and distant vegan vendors together.last_img read more

Tails up Dockdogs invites all dogs to compete in aquatic competition

first_imgLELAND, NC (WWAY) — The premier canine aquatics competition put some of the most talented local dogs to the test this weekend.The 2019 Dockdogs competition at Brunswick Forest invited all dogs big and small participate in the fun. Furry friends competed in Big Air, a long jump for dogs, Speed Retrieve, a timed event, and Extreme Vertical, a high jump.- Advertisement – Judge Joe Schneider says, whether you have a short tail or long legs, the technology they use in the competitions make selecting a winner easier.“We use a high speed camera that we shoot 120 frames per second,” Schneider said. “We judge by the tail set and that’s where the tail meets the base of the body so its fair across the board for any dog.”He says ESPN designed the software for judges to look frame by frame. He says it was first used in 2002 at the Great Outdoor games.last_img read more

GrissettownLongwood Fire Department wins 1000 at firefighter competition

first_imgSOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — After a long and hard fight to the finish, Grissettown/Longwood Fire Department walked away with $1000 and 2019 Southport Firefighter Competition winning title.The 36th annual firefighters competition kicked off the week of Independence Day events in the town.- Advertisement – Nine teams representing Bolivia, Taylors Bridge, Roseboro, Grissettown, Longwood, Southport and Boiling Spring Lakes participated in the 5 event competition.“The ultimate purpose is to just celebrate our freedom and also to promote comradery and brotherhood among the firefighters,” Charles A. Drew, Southport Fire Department Chief said. “We go on a lot of bad calls and today is just set aside to have a good time to celebrate with our families.”Challenges included the bucket brigade, sprinkler plug, command post, barrel push and tanker tug. For the tanker tug, teams had to pull a tanker filled with 2,000 gallons of water.last_img read more

8 free Android Apps everyone should have

first_imgAdvertisement Android app developers launch many apps daily to meet the needs of users. There are many usefull apps which many are unfamiliar with. Listed below are 8 android apps that every android user can use to make their work simple and fast.1. Advanced Task Killer: Advanced task killer is a good app that saves the battery of your phone. By using this app you delete the apps which are running in the background with single click. Click here to get Advanced task killer from Google play store.2. AVG Antivirus Free: Protect your android mobile from viruses as it is always connected to internet. AVG Antivirus scans your whole phone when application it is installed. It has also Anti-Theft Protection. Click Here to get AVG Antivirus from Google Play Store. – Advertisement – 3.WhatsApp Messenger: WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages.4. MX Player: This is among the best video players. It is simple to use and you can manage all settings on home screen itself like adjusting volume,brightness etc. Get Mx Player From Google Play Store.5. App Lock: This is one of best android apps.By using app lock you can hide or protect  particular messages, files or apps with a password. Get App Lock From Google Play Store.6. Circle Alarm: Circle Alarm is the most intuitive alarm clock for Android. It is simple, fast and highly functional. In addition to all the basic functionality of an alarm clock (multiple alarms, snooze, recurring alarms, vibration …) Circle Alarm offers many other features like Flip To Snooze where When the alarm rings, you can simply flip your phone to snooze it. Get Circle Alarm From Google Play Store(click here)7. CamScanner: Are you a Student? then this is must app for you. Scan all the documents and then save them in pdf format. Get Cam Scanner from Google Play Store.8. is a free App that enables you to use your phone in your browser! You can send/receive SMS via your phone, activate the Spy-Cam, share your images, locate your phone or export your epic messages and save them forever. It works great with 3G & 4G or Wifi. Get from Google Play Store.last_img read more

Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar Achieve 40 Gbps With NextGeneration TWDMPON Fiber Technology

first_imgNokia’s virtual reality camera Ozo is seen at the Slush 2015 in Helsinki, November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva Advertisement Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar have achieved a 40 Gbps download and upload speed using Nokia’s Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) innovative fiber technology in a trial in Doha.The TWDM-PON, also referred to as NG-PON2 (Next Generation PON 2) technology, was deployed over Ooredoo’s existing single fiber network as an overlay to achieve this speed. This overlay technology is capable of smoothly adding more capacity to existing networks, saving the additional cost of laying new fiber.Nokia’s TWDM-PON technology delivers four additional wavelengths, each providing 10 Gbps upload as well as download speeds, eventually providing a total of 40 Gbps. This significantly enhanced speed will allow Ooredoo Qatar to cost-efficiently upgrade its networks from the existing GPON (2.5Gbps) to XGS-PON (10Gbps) and in the future to TWDM-PON (40Gbps) using the same access node ISAM FX. Nokia is the industry leader in TWDM-PON technology with 8 commercial deployments and more than 20 completed trials around the world. – Advertisement – Waleed Al Sayed, CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, in a press statement said; “Through the current successful trial with Nokia’s NGPON technology we are evolving toward deploying 40 Gbps speeds to provide a significantly enhanced broadband experience for individual subscribers and launching new, high-bandwidth services demanded by enterprise customers.”last_img read more

Leave it to the Man from Down Under

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]eek 2 of the Premier League Darts tonight and the arrers circuit arrives in stormy Bournemouth.Phil ‘the Power’ Taylor was mauled 7-0 Michael Van Gerwin last week and faces another tough match at the hands of Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis.The pair met just four days ago when Power won 6-2 and Taylor has a convincing head to head record over Lewis in this tournament (45-10).Lewis slammed Aussie Simon Whitlock last week but the Aussie might be worth backing to bounce back against Gary Anderson tonight.There’s not much between them on the head to head records (15-12 to Taylor) but Whitlock was under the weather with flu last week and might start playing some better arrers here. He won a poker tournament in Kingston this week too so will no doubt be on good terms with himself.RECOMMENDED BET (1-10 points)10 points WHITLOCK to beat ANDERSON at around 9/5 with Star SportsRUNNING RETURN (FEBRUARY): LOSS 26.00 POINTSRUNNING RETURN (YEAR): LOSS 15.28 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more


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Want To Be A Hospital Administrator An MBA Can Help

first_imgWant To Be A Hospital Administrator? An MBA Can Help. The idea of a hospital may be especially foreboding for some, but for many others it represents endless opportunity, along with a true chance to help those in need. And while a hospital typically is seen as a home to medical personnel such as doctors and nurses, such facilities simply couldn’t run without the help of someone with the skills to organize, manage and efficiently operate such a complex and interdisciplinary workplace.If a hospital setting and the chance to help others with your leadership skills is appealing, you may want to consider a role as a hospital administrator. Given the broad business knowledge this position requires, it can be a perfect job for those with an MBA degree—acknowledging this, many schools even provide MBAs with concentrations or specializations in healthcare administration.What is a Hospital Administrator?A hospital administrator is essentially responsible for maintaining the complex infrastructure of a hospital, whether overseeing an entire hospital, specific departments, or clinical units. The hospital administrator serves as the head of operations for their distinct unit, managing personnel, facility practices and finances as well as staying current with new laws and advancements in the industry. A hospital administrator may also be responsible for representing their institution within the greater community, whether meeting with investors or through governing boards. There can be a great variety in the work environment and type of work performed by hospital administrators, depending on the type of hospital or facility they serve.Hospital Administrator Necessary SkillsAmong the most important skills for a hospital administrator is the need for problem-solving, analysis, and creativity. In charge of such a complex facility with many moving pieces and so many relying on the organization’s success, the ability to maintain effective leadership and management through problem solving is of utmost importance. Hospital administrators should also be detail oriented, which can help them to balance cost efficiency with a commitment to delivering the best healthcare possible. Interpersonal skills are also an important skill for hospital administrators, as the decisions they make often have far reaching effects. Between staff and patrons, a hospital administrator must be able to effectively motivate and navigate through people from various cultural and educational backgrounds.How Can An MBA Help?An MBA is not a requirement for all hospital administration roles, but it is often necessary for those looking for a position at a larger facility or for higher-level management or executive positions. Many business schools offer students the chance to pursue an MBA with a major or concentration in healthcare administration which can prepare them specifically for such a career. Prospective students may refer to the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education to check the accreditation status of a particular program.For some hospital administrators, particularly those employed at long-term care facilities, additional licenses are required. Many hospital administrators also will get a board certification from the American College of Healthcare Executives, though not required by law, to prove competency and maintain their professional standing within the field.Best MBA Programs for a Career as a Hospital AdministratorHarvard Business SchoolThe Harvard Business School (HBS) offers an MBA partnered with the Healthcare Initiative, a program created in 2005 to facilitate healthcare research, education, and entrepreneurship across all sectors of the industry. The MBA with Healthcare Initiative combines the HBS community of MBA students, staff, faculty and more to create healthcare leaders which can help expand access and reduce costs for those in need.Wharton School of Business – University of PennsylvaniaThe Wharton School at UPenn offers a specialized MBA degree in Healthcare Management to prepare students for a number of careers in the healthcare industry. Graduates of the program will have the necessary skills to take on management and executive roles in a wide variety of healthcare settings. Many Wharton graduates currently hold roles in chief executive officer and director roles, making key decisions for their healthcare organizations.Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern UniversityThe Kellogg School of Management offers courses through their Health Enterprise Management (HEMA) major to prepare students to work in the services or product side of the healthcare industry. The major, which begins with a core course focused on knowledge necessary for management in the healthcare sector, prepares graduates for high-level management roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations.Haas School of Business – University of California, Berkeley The Haas School of Business offers an MBA in Health Management which teaches students to contribute both innovative and practical solutions to the healthcare industry. Together with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Haas has created an effective interdisciplinary program which allows students earn both their MBA and Masters of Public Health Degree in just two and a half years. About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer Last Updated May 11, 2017 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC RelatedHot Jobs: Medical and Health Services ManagerIf you love the thought of helping people—but hate the thought of blood—you might be perfect for a role as a medical and health services manager. Although the scope and scale of the work done by health services managers varies, these business professionals have one thing in common: They help…September 29, 2016In “Featured Home”MBA Job Types: Entry Level v. ExperiencedContrary to popular misconception, choosing to pursue an MBA degree is a decision that can be made at any point in your career. From programs that allow students to jump right in to their degree after undergrad to those that require over ten years of work experience, the wide variety…August 3, 2018In “Advice”The Best Drexel LeBow Dual MBA OptionsEarning an MBA can be a surefire way to excel in a chosen career. For aspiring industry leaders with a specific field in mind, earning concurrent degrees will provide the edge of having both general business acumen and industry-specific knowledge and experience. To help out, we’ve outlined Drexel University LeBow College…July 26, 2017In “Dual MBA”last_img read more