Published on August 9, 2017 by Olivia Halverson  
Neeysa Biddle
Neeysa Biddle

Samford University’s Department of Healthcare Administration will host its inaugural Health Care Leadership Legacy Workshop and Luncheon Oct. 6. 

The workshops will focus on presenting students, faculty and health care professionals with valuable knowledge and wisdom from leaders in Birmingham’s dynamic health care community, according to Tondra Moore, Samford’s Department of Healthcare Administration chair. 

The event will also provide a valuable opportunity for undergraduate and graduate health care administration students to interact with a broad array of health care administration professionals and executives who have traveled various paths to success in health care administration. 

Neeysa Biddle, who retired as senior vice president of Ascension Healthcare System earlier this summer, will be keynote speaker. Biddle began her career in health care at the age of 16, working as a clerk filing X-ray reports after school. Her story shows that there are no straight lines to a successful career in health care leadership, Moore noted. 

The conference will also include facilitated panel discussions with time for questions and answers at the end. 

The Health Care Leadership Legacy Workshop and Luncheon will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Samford University’s Howard Room. The event is free to attend, a continental breakfast and lunch will be served. We simply ask that you register online if you plan to attend.

Olivia Halverson is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer for the College of Health Sciences.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.