Testimonials

“As someone who works on the business side of healthcare, The Academy was a wonderful opportunity to engage with healthcare providers and business folks from all over New York. While I work for the largest health system in the state, it was fascinating to hear that we all have the same challenges with the current landscape of healthcare!”

Katie Perciavalle, Program Director
Northwell Health
Class of 2019

“The Academy for Healthcare Leadership Advancement is a must-take program that I would recommend for developing healthcare leadership at all levels of any size healthcare organization. The program is energizing and participants are provided with multiple toolsets supported by best-in-class educators and executives.”

Robert Bragg, Vice President, Campus Development
Kaleida Health
Class of 2019

“The Academy for Healthcare Leadership Advancement is an engaging, collaborative and thought-provoking program incorporating topics and presenters who are at the top of their field. As I plan for the next 15 years of my career, The Academy has given me a framework for professional and personal growth, career success and the importance of empowering those around me.”

April Grant, Executive Director, Foundation
Canton-Potsdam Hospital
Class of 2019

“This course was simply amazing. Covers the most critical aspects of healthcare leadership needed for a successful career advancement. Very easily fits into a busy and demanding work schedule.”

James Moore, RN, ED Nurse Manager
Gouverneur Hospital
Class of 2019

“This course provided a great opportunity to learn from some of the most respected and knowledgeable individuals in our industry. Takeaways from this program can be applied to all healthcare settings. Well worth the time.”

Marcia Chung, MD, General Surgeon
Carthage Area Hospital
Class of 2017

“A unique learning experience covering a wide variety of relevant topics for developing leaders with plenty of engaging opportunities and group interaction.”

Rita Regan, RN, BS, CPHQ, Assistant Vice President, Care Transitions
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Class of 2017

“The Academy provided valuable skills for leadership development, critical thinking and strategic planning, combining theory with real practical applications. The instructors did an amazing job tying in key concepts with real-world examples in both industry and healthcare. I would 100% recommend this to emerging leaders.”

Hiloni Bhavsar, MD, Associate Director, Quality, Regulatory and Patient Safety
Rochester General Hospital
Class of 2017

“The Academy is an excellent program designed to meet the needs of current and future healthcare leaders. My leadership skills have been enhanced and I’m able to make a greater contribution to my organization’s success.”

Michele Walsh, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer
St. Mary’s Healthcare
Class of 2015

“The Academy for Healthcare Leadership Advancement is an excellent educational program that delivers incredible insight in an impressive, thought-provoking environment.”

Marc Mesick, Chief Financial Officer
Ellis Medicine
Class of 2012

“An outstanding experience with world-class faculty. The Academy offered me everything I was looking for in an executive MBA in healthcare at a fraction of the cost and time.”

Rakesh Shah, MD Assistant Professor of Radiology
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Class of 2013

“The true value of The Academy is in the chance for participants to learn first-hand from world-class Cornell faculty and current healthcare leaders both in person and online. The Academy is an invaluable immersion into the realities of today’s complex healthcare environment — for today’s healthcare leaders and those who aspire to lead these organizations in the future.”

Nicholas Cagliuso, PhD, MPH, Assistant Vice President, Emergency Management
NYC Health + Hospitals
Class of 2010

“HANYS and Cornell University have combined decades of knowledge, academic success and prestige and applied it to current healthcare practice to support the growth of leaders in healthcare. The condensed program is both challenging and rewarding to both the individual and organization.”

Wendy O’Brien, Director, Patient Care Services
Mount Sinai Roosevelt
Class of 2011

“As someone new to healthcare, The Academy afforded me the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the complexities of delivering healthcare in the United States. The combination of onsite instruction and virtual sessions was an accessible way to learn. The quality of the instructors and the well thought-out program materials left me with a skill set that I will be able to use right away.”

Annette Bucci, Senior Administrator, Human Resources
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Class of 2014

“Recently, I have been asked to assume more administrative responsibilities in areas I had not been trained in; hospital administration was not part of my medical school program. When I spoke to my CEO about obtaining an MBA, he told me I needed a good executive education program, not an MBA. I selected The Academy for Healthcare Leadership Advancement. This has been an incredible learning experience — real information for me to use in my expanding role.”

Rajiv Datta, MD
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Class of 2011