Mark Cwiek

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: School of Health Sciences, Health Administration Division
  • Campus Address: Rowe Hall 208E
  • Phone: 989-774-1338
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  • Area(s) of Expertise: Health Administration, Health Law, Medical Ethics, Health Finance, Managed Care, Healthcare Systems, Health Planning and Operational Strategies
  • HSC 203: Leadership for the Health Professions
  • HSC 507: Introduction to Health Service Organizations and Systems
  • HSC 520: Health Services Administration
  • HSC 538: Development of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration
  • HSC 545: Health Planning
  • HSC 570: Financial Aspects of Health Services Organizations
  • HSC 571: Legal Aspects of Health Services Organizations
  • HSC 581: Managed Care: Origins, Organizations, and Operations
  • HSC 591: Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Care
  • HSC 592: Administration Issues in Long-Term Care
  • HSC 593: Resident Care Issues in Long-Term Care Administration
  • DHA 718: Healthcare Law, Regulations and Ethics
  • DHA 721: Seminar in Healthcare Policy and Politics
  • DHA 898: Dissertation Design, Implementation, Defense and Reporting
  • MSA 601: Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior
  • MSA 610: Environments in Administration
  • HLS 611: Healthcare Administration and Ethical Compliance
  • HSL 631: Healthcare Law, Compliance and Risk Management

Dr. Mark Cwiek, JD, MHA, FACHE, has earned Fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has over 25 years of healthcare administration experience. He has served as President and CEO of hospitals in Illinois and Michigan, and before that served in various executive leadership roles within healthcare, including hospital Vice President and In-house Legal Counsel, and President of a home health company. While CEO of a Michigan hospital, he was privileged to lead the management team to the ranking as one of the "Top 100 Hospitals" in the USA, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Cwiek was instrumental in forming a Physician-Hospital Organization (a contracting managed care entity) and was elected by its physician membership to serve as its first President and CEO. Dr. Cwiek earned a Juris Doctor degree and a Masters of Healthcare Administration degree from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wayne State University. While an undergraduate student, he minored in the German language and studied in Heidelberg, Germany, and he received NCAA All-America honors in the Javelin Throw event in collegiate track and field.

Professor Cwiek is licensed as an attorney in Michigan and Illinois, has authored numerous publications, has presented in many healthcare related forums throughout his career, and served as a board member of several professional and charitable organizations.  Dr. Cwiek holds the rank of Professor and he has held faculty appointments in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions and the College of Medicine, Central Michigan University Main Campus, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.  He is the developer and founder of the Health Administration undergraduate degree program and co-founder of the Doctor of Health Administration degree program at CMU, the enrollment to which is limited to healthcare executives with three or more years of upper-level management experience.  Professor Cwiek is a recipient of the CMU Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest teaching award bestowed by the university.  Dr. Cwiek is happily married to wife Pat, and has four adult children, college age and older.

Professional Presentations Made in:

Bangkok, Thailand
Budapest, Hungary
Cape Town, South Africa
Helsinki, Finland
Istanbul, Turkey
Kolkata, India
Lisbon, Portugal
Lodz, Poland
Rome, Italy
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Taipei, Taiwan
Vienna, Austria

Graduate-Level Instruction Provided at the Following Military Bases:

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen Maryland
Fort Belvoir, Fairfax, Virginia
Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina
For Gordon, Augusta, Georgia
Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York
Hickam Air Force Base, Oahu, Hawaii
Pearl Harbor Joint Base, Oahu, Hawaii
Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii
Tripler Army Medical Center, Oahu, Hawaii