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Associate Professor
William Ward

Departmental Affiliations

School of Nursing

William (Bill) Ward, MBA, focuses on healthcare finance, leadership and management, governance and on improving clinical quality, patient safety, and operational process.

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Research Interests

Management, leadership, hospital operations, hospital quality improvement, financial management, budgeting, cost accounting, and financial accounting

Leadership and Management Development, health facilities planning

Experiences & Accomplishments
Loyola College

Mr. Ward is a former senior healthcare executive with more than 20 years of experience in health care finance and operations. Prior to joining the faculty, he served for a dozen years at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center which he joined in 1982 when he was selected to be the Chief Operating Officer of what was then Baltimore City Hospitals. He was a member of the Hopkins management team which operated the hospital under a contractual agreement with the City of Baltimore. Since leaving Bayview in 1994, Mr. Ward has provided a wide variety of consultative services to clients throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic States. He has worked on projects overseas in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

The author of two textbooks and numerous articles, he has lectured widely on a variety of healthcare financial and operational subjects. In addition to the Bloomberg School of Public Health, he is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. For over 20 years, he taught financial management at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and continues to guest lecture there. Professional affiliations include the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Maryland Association of Health Care Executives.

Select Publications
  • Ward, William J., Jr., "Healthcare Budgeting and Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers," Auburn House, Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, CT