The Ohio State University is launching a new program on healthcare environmental services leaders this fall, according to an article on the Health Facilities Maintenance website. The university’s College of Education and Human Ecology will offer an academic certificate within the hospitality management program. The program is offered in cooperation with the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE).

The program will be open to undergraduate students this fall and expand to include existing healthcare professionals. Milos Bujisic, assistant professor of hospitality management, is designing the courses to help current and potential professionals expand their management and leadership skills, the article said.

Next year, the program will add three more courses: microbiology; epidemiology and infection prevention; and patient experience in health care. The university also is working with AHE to develop an internship program, in which AHE will help place students in a hospital or health care setting to use their knowledge in the real world.

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