Dr. Cheryl McCallionMBA President, Matrix Anesthesia
“If you don’t have a good understanding of how a hospital system runs financially, you will not be able to take care of patients. I am learning exactly what I had hoped.”
As a physician, Cheryl McCallion engages in lifelong learning and EMBA has given her the opportunity to step outside her comfort zone as President of Matrix Anesthesia, and challenge that learning in a completely different way.
Having owned a company of her own for more than 20 years, McCallion is no stranger to financial statements, but her EMBA education has afforded her a deeper understanding of these kinds of documents and has improved her ability to make better decisions in her line of work. She says, “I began this program because I wanted to learn more about leadership and the financial side of patient care.” And she’s found that everything she’s learned is extremely applicable. She says, “If you don’t have a good understanding of how a hospital system runs financially, you will not be able to take care of patients. I am learning exactly what I had hoped.”
From the program, she’s gained a newfound confidence which she brings with her into board meetings and her CEO is even recognizing her work and asking her to take on more responsibility. With every class, she says, she brings valuable information straight to her hospital.
EMBA has also allowed her the flexibility to learn without always having to travel to attend her courses—a luxury working professionals know the value of. They do this through Tuesday evening virtual class sessions, combined with on-campus meetings to enhance student’s learning. McCallion says, “I enjoy the combination of in class learning as well as our virtual sessions on Zoom. The use of technology has effectively allowed us to get more classroom time without travelling.”
No matter where she participates during class, one thing remains a constant. And that’s the support. McCallion says the Questrom EMBA program offers a safe and supportive environment. She says EMBA, “brings an incredible group of talented professors who are thoroughly engaged. Each member is willing and interested in helping us with our professional life.”