Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Meet Peirce's new Graduate Studies of Healthcare Administration professor, Dr. DeVida J. Rembert, AKA Dr. De

At Peirce, we pride ourselves in equipping working adults with the real world skills and professional development skills that they need to successfully navigate today’s workplace.  Helping us achieve that goal is Dr. DeVida J. Rembert, aka Dr. De, with the Graduate Studies of Healthcare Administration at Peirce College.  She is fairly new to the institution but has over 3 decades of experience in the healthcare industry and nearly five years of experience in academia.

Q: Dr. Rembert, could you please tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a true Philadelphian, born and cultivated in North Central Philadelphia.  My husband, I currently live in Palmyra Harbour, New Jersey. I love traditional art, jazz, football and classic movies. Our immediate family now consists of two beautiful daughters (2 sons-in-law) and the absolute medicine of my heart, my 3 grandchildren and Lady Boshia…our Maltese.

Q:  Can you tell us more about your background in healthcare?

While employed as a healthcare professional at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (now Penn Medicine), I attended college at night. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Healthcare Administration at Beaver College in Glenside Pennsylvania.  I gained knowledge and insight of the importance of effective, efficient, and equitable health care delivery and that access to healthcare, quality, and accurate diagnostic findings is critical in delivering effective care to individuals. In 2000, I enhanced my professional skills at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as the Director of Radiology Informatics and Research Business Manager.  During my tenure at CHOP, while working full time, I accomplished a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Business, online.  And in pursuit of my academia goals, I recently completed a Doctoral Degree in Health Administration at the University of Phoenix.

Q: Why do you think Peirce's Master’s in Healthcare Administration graduate degree will benefit students?

Our goal is to assists students in preparation for corporate healthcare leadership with the necessary skills to execute strategies for building effective, efficient, and safe administrative practices for quality healthcare delivery and services. My personal goal is to enable my students to leave their courses with an enhanced healthcare administration portfolio as well as personal branding tools to secure or maintain a position as a healthcare professional, graduate and ultimately doctorate student.

Q:  If someone’s interested in earning their MSHCA at Peirce, how can they learn more?

If interested in earning your Master’s Degree in Healthcare at Peirce? It’s easy to get started: Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 215.670.9325 or email with any questions. When you enroll, you’ll feel confident that a graduate degree is in your future, because Peirce has the convenient, flexible program you’ve been looking for.

For more information on Peirce College’s MSHCA, click here.