Karen Valaitis, MBA
Lecturer, SAHLS | HSA4431: Business Analysis and Decision Making in Health Care | 11/14/14 (QM)
I have been teaching in the area of health care in higher education since 2011. My Bachelor's Degree in Science is from The Ohio State University, my Master's Degree in Business Administration is from Cleveland State University, and I am currently furthering my education through doctorate-level coursework. I worked at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio for 20 years. My professional roles there included Respiratory Therapy Supervisor, Department Administrator for Orthopaedic Surgery, Department Administrator for Neurosurgery and Neurology, and Commercialization Officer. I have also worked in health care administration at the The Ohio State University Medical Center and in the field of Executive Search for healthcare programs in higher education. I have recently achieved certification as a Quality Online Instructor and Peer Reviewer with The Quality Matters Program.