MHA Alumni Profile: Gina Hawley, MHA ’05

Mona Rath | March 26, 2024

“I always felt supported by my fellow students, alumni, and program leadership – it was an incredible environment to learn and thrive in, and gave me enhanced confidence as I started my career.”

Gina Hawley, MHA ’05

Gina Hawley, MHA ‘05, provides leadership for operations across University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and its related entities. As a member of the senior leadership team, Gina ensures that the organization achieves the highest levels of quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, and financial performance through a commitment to operational efficiency across the entire patient care platform. Gina has academic health system experience from her previous roles at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Johns Hopkins Medicine, and other institutions.

“The MHA program provides real-life application by visiting healthcare organizations within the Twin Cities and learning directly from actual leaders within the field which was helpful in seeing how things work in current environments, not just theory. Additionally, the problem saving method provides a great framework on how to tackle the tough situations we face in healthcare; I still use parts of the method today!” 

Hawley also holds a Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) in Health Management & Leadership from John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is an adjunct faculty instructor at OHSU where she teaches Operations Management and Quality Improvement to MS and MBA students.

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