Managing Healthcare Delivery Systems

In 2009, HBS began a new executive education program, the Management of Healthcare Delivery Systems. This program is a signature effort by the school, utilizing its best-known professors. It involves three, week-long sessions spread over six months. Each year over sixty clinicians and managers from major hospitals in countries around the world attend the Program.

Each year, we have arranged to send a team of people from Kaleida, Roswell, Catholic Health, and ECMC on full scholarships. Our purpose is to have a shared leadership development experience for individuals and organizations. Over the years, Buffalo has been the most heavily represented city in the program! In fact, Buffalo has been the only city to have a team from multiple hospitals. Buffalo/Niagara is the only metropolitan area to stress regional health care (multiple hospitals) rather than individual hospitals.

Through 2023, there have been 94 Buffalo attendees of the MHCD Program. 43 received scholarships from the HBS Buffalo/Dean Rech Fellowship.

Harvard – Flickinger Governance Project…February 22 – March 15, 2010

The Community Foundation and the Flickinger Family asked HBS Buffalo to create and implement an educational program to enhance the governance skills of nonprofit boards. Seven non-profit organizations participated. Each organization was represented by five board members and the Executive Director, a class of 42 in total.

This Program was both experimental and challenging for the moderators as well as the students. It stressed Board Governance rather than Management as in our regular Not for Profit Program. Secondly, we used questions rather than HBS cases. The moderators encouraged multiple answers to the questions so that the participants could understand the range of alternative responses to each issue, such as the role of executive committees and board member contracts.

Gifts to WNY Non-Profits

Each year the moderators in our Programs direct the Club gifts to local nonprofits. Since 2001, we have given $500,000 to 90 WNY Not For Profit organizations.

Scholarships to NFP Executive Programs at HBS

For several years, the Club has given full scholarships to local NFP Executive Directors and managers to attend one-week NFP Programs at HBS. Through 2023, HBS Buffalo has given 73 scholarships. The only requirement is to attend our local program first and be accepted by HBS into one of the programs.