A team of four Central Michigan University students took first place among 15 competing universities in the nation's first case competition for health administration undergraduates, held at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The teams' task was to develop and present a payment model for on-call physicians handling telestroke inquiries. Telestroke is a web-based approach to servicing stroke patients, especially useful for patients in rural areas. Each team was tasked with preparing a 15-minute presentation on their approach and answering five minutes of questioning from the judges.
The winning team members, all from Michigan, are: Catherine Young, Williamsburg; Olivia Arends, Mount Pleasant; Kayla Pung, Mount Pleasant; and Kyle Chamberlain, Grand Haven. The team was awarded $1,000, which will be used for travel expenses. The team's coach was health administration faculty member Nailya DeLellis.