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Army-Baylor University No. 1 at Robbins Case Competition in Healthcare Management

Oct. 20, 2017

Graduate students from across the nation gathered at Baylor University to compete in the 3rd Annual Robbins Case Competition in Healthcare Management. The event is hosted by the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

"The competition was designed to provide a forum for master’s-level students to participate in a national case competition in healthcare management with a distinct financial emphasis," said Scott Garner, administrative director of the Robbins Institute. "This is an increasingly critical area of expertise within the healthcare industry."

Torry Hook, Sean Kiley and Greg Sickels, the Army-Baylor team, took first place. Winners of the competition receive monetary rewards as well as national recognition for their accomplishments. Army-Baylor secured $12,000. Second place winner from University of Pittsburgh received $8,000. The Ohio State University earned third place and $4,000.

Best presenters were chosen from each of three preliminary round panels. Each was awarded $500. They included Alexis Martins, George Washington University; Elizabeth Creter, Cornell University; and Shivam Seth, Boston University.

Awards were also given to students for best question and answer in three preliminary round panels, earning $500 each. These winners include Greg Sickels, Army-Baylor; Jonathan Abbott, Cornell University; and Kendra Wright, Boston University.

"The competition allows the students to meet and network across universities and with healthcare industry professionals who serve as judges, case developers and competition sponsors," said Cherise Bridgwater, competition coordinator and accreditation director within the Robbins Institute. "It enables academic-industry partnerships to be formed and creates a valuable transfer of knowledge from healthcare professionals to students and faculty.

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