Master of Health Sector Management (MHSM)
Stuart A. Wesbury is research professor at the School of Health Administration and Policy and Director of Executive Education Programs, Arizona State University. In a previous position, he served for 13 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the international professional society serving hospital administrators and other health care executives.
Dr. Wesbury has held a number of other positions in the health care industry. He served as director and CEO of the University of Florida's Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics and held hospital management positions at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Delaware Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. He was Director and Professor of the Health Services Management Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia for seven years. He also served as Senior Vice President of TriBrook Group, Inc., a health care consulting firm in Westmont, Illinois.
Dr. Wesbury has had significant involvement with hospital trustees over the last 20 years. As a Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, he frequently conducted trustee education programs for Missouri hospitals. As Director of a multistate Center for Health Planning (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska), he conducted planning retreats and other educational programs throughout the region. Then, as President of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), he was responsible for the creation of the "Partnership Series," a program devoted to hospital trustees, physicians, and executive staff members. He served as a faculty member for the Series throughout his ACHE tenure. Hospital trustee, physician, and executive staff retreats continue to be a frequent item on his agenda. Specific topics frequently involved are Health Care Policy, Physician-Hospital Integration and his book, Why We Spend Too Much On Health Care. He has been a frequent contributor to the American Hospital Association's "Trustee" magazine.
A former Chairman of the Board of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Dr. Wesbury earned his bachelors degree in pharmacy from Temple University (Philadelphia), his masters degree in hospital administration from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate in economics and business management from the University of Florida.