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LVHN Officer Cites Combination of DeSales MBA & Clinical Masters Degrees as Key Ingredients for Success

by Mary Ann Falk | Apr 21, 2015

DeSaleMs. Terry Capuanos MBA is proud to count Ms. Terry Capuano among its                 graduates.  As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of    Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), Terry provides strategic direction for LVHN and is accountable for all aspects of its inpatient and outpatient services, including 13,500 staff and $1.9 billion in revenue.  She has overseen the implementation of 50 business plans, including new health centers, children’s health and specialty programs, and is responsible for operations on five main campuses and 12 outpatient centers.  Quite an impressive set of responsibilities!

In 1995, Terry attended an MBA information session at LVHN – Cedar Crest and liked what she heard – the DeSales program offered classes close to home, AND there was a mixture of “seasoned” professors who shared their personal business experiences in the classroom.  She quickly realized that the MBA would be a perfect supplement to her two clinical masters’ degrees – and off she went!  Terry was quick to note the MBA value-add: “The MBA augmented my experience to position me positively for the administrative role I held then, and to prepare me for the position I hold now.”

The DeSales MBA program continues to offer quality, accessibility, and a mixture of experienced professors who enthusiastically share their practical and relevant knowledge in the classroom.  In sharp contrast to 1995, when Terry started her MBA, today’s MBA student can take classes at eight physical locations - as well as completely online. Terry notes: “There was no online option when I was in the program, and, because of my non-business background, I needed all of the foundation courses - but it was well worth it.  The program today makes the journey even more viable – flexible venues (face to face, online, hybrid), more course offerings, multiple start times and an (optional) accelerated foundations course – This kind of  flexibility is invaluable to healthcare professionals.” 

Terry earned an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania and a BSN from East Stroudsburg University.  Adding the DeSales MBA to her impressive background and educational accomplishments has clearly made a difference.

We congratulate Terry Capuano on her highly successful career in healthcare, and thank her for her active support of the DeSales MBA program at LVHN.  We are proud to claim Terry as a key alumna and friend. 


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