Marisa Polonsky, a second-year Master of Health Administration student in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, earned first place in the Graduate Division of the Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Health Care Management, sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Polonsky will be recognized at the ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, Ill., on Wednesday, March 6.
Polonsky will receive $3,000, and transportation and accommodations expenses for two nights paid by ACHE. The Iowa MHA program will receive $1,000 for the first place finish. Her winning essay, “High Reliability Organizations: The Next Frontier in Healthcare Quality and Safety,” will be published in a future issue of ACHE’s Journal of Healthcare Management.