3nd Annual Healthcare Management Student Case Competition


The Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley (HLNDV) will host the 3nd Annual Health Care Management Case Competition on April 5, 2018 at Thomas Jefferson University, 833 Chestnut Street, Room 9104, Philadelphia, PA  19107.  Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your talents and gain presentation experience, and potentially earn a scholarship award!

Students are asked to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words by March 16, 2018.  A group of reviewers will select the top abstracts and these teams will present to a panel of judges on April 5, 2018.  Details on this year’s topic and evaluation criteria can be found on the following page and online at .

Awards will be presented as follows:

  • 1st Place: $1,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

Submission and questions should be directed to .

Application Process:

  • March 16, 2018: Abstracts due (in .pdf or Word format to
  • March 23, 2018: Notification sent to entrants of selection for presentation
  • April 5, 2018: Case competition (Thomas Jefferson University, 833 Chestnut Street, Room 9104, Philadelphia, PA  19107)

Entrant Requirements:

  • No more than three team members per abstract
  • All team members must currently be enrolled, either full- or part-time, in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program

Abstract topic (500 words or less):
The health care industry has always experienced changes in delivery methods, regulations, and technologies however, recent developments across the industry are poised to fundamentally shift the way care is provided.  Some changes have the potential to dramatically impact the health of our communities.

The broad availability of telemedicine services and the proliferation of urgent care centers are just examples of recent changes impacting access to healthcare; personalized medicine via gene therapy and the steady transition to outpatient-based services represent two examples of changes to clinical approaches to care.

TASK: Identify one recent or near-future (+/-10 years) change that will have a significant impact on the health of our population.  Provide and describe a specific scenario to justify how that change will impact the health care system.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Topic and Rationale: 33%
  • Supporting Evidence 33%
  • Clarity/presentation quality: 33%


  • 1st Place: $1,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

Funding provided through the Don Snook Education Fund

Donald Snook, PhD, was a leading healthcare executive in the Philadelphia area for three decades, serving as a hospital CEO and industry leader before his ultimate death in 2002.  An ACHE Fellow, Don served on the faculty of several graduate programs in healthcare management and was a popular author and speaker for ACHE.  He was a valued mentor to several generations of students and early careerists, and demonstrated legendary passion and enthusiasm for the profession of healthcare management.  Don’s legacy has been honored by establishing a memorial fund in his name.  The Fund was founded to support the education of students in the greater Delaware Valley and is managed by the Academic Relations Committee.

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