Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Health Systems Management Minor

Students who wish to expand their major area of study with health administration skills may pursue a minor in Health Systems Management.

Students interested in the minor must submit a Declaration of HSM Minor form to HSM Academic Advisor, Cathleen Wolff cwolff2@LUC.edu. All HSM minors must consult with the HSM Academic Advisor regarding the sequence of six courses (totaling 18 credit hours) as detailed below. HSM classes are not offered each semester and classes fill quickly.

Two courses (6 credit hours) are required and four courses (12 credit hours) are to be selected from the elective course list.  Grades of “C-” or better must be earned in all minor courses. A maximum of three transfer credit hours may be applied to the HSM minor.

HSM Minors who are academically eligible and intend to transfer into the HSM Major must transfer before Spring of the Junior year in order to enroll in internship in Spring of the Senior year. 

Required courses:  6 CREDIT HOURS

HSM 110* Healthcare in America
HSM 368 Management of Healthcare Organizations

elective courses:  12 CREDIT HOURS

Select a minimum of one course (3 credit hours) and up to two courses (6 credit hours) from Group 1:

*These classes fulfill the university engaged learning requirement
** This class fulfills the university CORE Philosophical Knowledge Tier II requirement

HSM 210* Introduction to Global Health
HSM 220* Aging in America
HSM 230* Health Care of Vulnerable Populations
HSM 240 Health Care Workforce Environment
PHIL 284** Healthcare Ethics

Select a minimum of two courses (6 credit hours) and up to three courses (9 credit hours) from Group 2:

HSM 310 Introduction to Project Management
HSM 315 Health Care Quality and Performance Improvement
HSM 325 Health Care Fiscal Management (pre-requisite FINC 332 C- or better)
HSM 330 Health Care Legal and Regulatory Environment
HSM 338* Health Care Marketing
HSM 340 Health Care Policy
HSM 358 Healthcare Management Research
HSM 386 Health Information Systems Management
ECON 329 Health Economics (pre-requisite ECON 201 C- or better)


MaryMargaret Sharp-Pucci, EdD, MPH
Director & Assistant Professor, Health Systems Management

Advisory Board Members

Peter Barth
Senior Consultant, Healthcare

Earnest Davis, MHSA, FACHE
Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum

Luis Garcia, BS, HSM
Patient Care Navigator, Population Health
Rush University Medical Center

Dawn V. Gay, MBA-HCM
Executive Director
Patient Innovation Center

Cheryl Grendahl, RN, BSN, MBA
Administrative Director, Patient Access & Financial Clearance
Loyola University Health System

JoAnn Klinedinst, MEd, CPHIMS, PMP, DES, FHIMSS
Vice President of Professional Development
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Meaghan Murray, BS, HSM
ReadyCare Product Manager
Medline International B.V.

Jon Orwat, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Loyola University Chicago

Diane M. Ross, MS
Mental Health Counselor, Private Practice

John Stys, RN, MS, MA, CPHQ
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer
Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care

Michael Swarzman, MBA
Vice President, Clinical Institutes, Business Development and Hospital Based Programs
Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care / Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Vice President, System Business Development
Advocate Health Care

Jonathan M. Winarski, BS, HSM
Sales Operations Manager, Health Solutions Group
American Medical Association

HSM Program Members

Karen Berg-Helfgot, MEd
Director of Clinical Placements & Experiential Learning

Antonio Ortiz
Program Coordinator

Lee Schmidt, PhD, RN
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Cathleen Wolff, MEd
Academic Advisor