Marshall faculty member, alumni, students win best health care papers awards


Dr. Alberto Coustasse, associate professor in the Health Care Management program, from the Marketing and MIS division of the College of Business, and several Marshall alumni and graduating students were honored with Best Paper Awards at the annual Business and Healthcare Administration Association (BHAA) conference held last month in Chicago.

Their papers were among the top 10 papers selected. Categories and topics included:

  • Healthcare Management – Early Mobilization in ICU Patients- Alex Hunter, Leslie Johnson, William K, Willis, Alberto Coustasse.
  • Healthcare Economics – Financial Advantages of Hospitals’ Relationships with Accountable Care Organizations –  Rodrigo Camargo, Thaisa Camargo, Stacie Deslich, Alberto Coustasse.
  • Healthcare Marketing – Medical Tourism Comparing Bypass Surgery in the U.S. and Abroad- William K. Willis, Alberto Coustasse
  • Nursing – The American Epidemic:  The U.S.  Nursing Shortage and Turnover Problem – Patrick Cox, William K. Willis, Alberto Coustasse