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Charles Housley

Charles Housley

Instructor, Health Care Administration


B.S., Sociology/Zoology, University of Tennessee

MBA, Business Administration - Healthcare, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio


Charles Housley has more than 55 years of experience in health care administration. He began his health care career at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee. After that, Housley enrolled in the MBA Program in Health Care Administration at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. He finished his required year residency at St. Anthony Medical Center Columbus, Ohio. Housley remained there for over 20 years, holding positions including President/C.E.O and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. In 1990, he became the President/C.E.O. of the Michigan Health Care System, Detroit, Michigan. This system was comprised of four hospitals, 556 beds, and 25 clinics. In 1998, Housley became the President and C.E.O of the Appalachian Health Care Center in Hazard, Kentucky. This was a 308 bed rural referral center. He retired there in 2006. He has been teaching Health Care Administration at Midway University since 2006.

Housley has authored five books and over 100 published health care journal articles on hospital management. He has been the preceptor for residents in health care administration at ten universities. He was the recipient of the Monsignor Griffin Award for Literature from the Ohio Hospital Association. Housley received the Outstanding Preceptor Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Xavier University.