ICYMI: Concorde celebrates MOA/MOP Administrative Professional week

Medical Office Administration Professional

This year, April 22-28 marked Administrative Professionals Week and April 25th was National Administrative Day, which is always the last Wednesday of April. This gave us a chance to celebrate, honor, and recognize those who create and maintain the seamless running of healthcare organizations.

Concorde Career College is proud to have helped thousands of administrative professionals in the healthcare become who they are. With programs in Medical office administration (MOA) and Medical office professional (MOP) we understand the importance of these key roles and help people get prepared to enter into careers in administration.

History of Administrative Professionals Week

National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretary’s Day (what is now referred to administrative professional day/week)  was created in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss of Young and Rubicam. Klemfuss recognized the importance and value of the secretarial position, to a company or business and to management.

His goal in creating this day was to encourage more women to become secretaries. (Nowadays, that would be both women and men). Using his skill and experience in public relations, Klemfuss, promoted the values and importance of the job that secretaries do. In doing so, he also created the holiday in recognition of the importance of secretaries.

The name of this special day has changed and evolved over the past few decades. Yet, the importance of recognizing these vital individuals has continued to grow. The two new terms in use today are: “Administrative Professionals” and “Executive Administrators (or Admins)”. The two names sometimes mean different roles and responsibilities in different companies and organizations. Both are broader terms used to encompass more positions than the original “Secretary” role did.

Concorde Celebrates

Concorde’s MOA/MOP programs took the time to celebrate healthcare administration professionals and here are a few ways the campuses enjoyed the occasion

Kansas City campus

“We decided to celebrate health care professionals week on Monday, April 23rd so that our Senior MOA students could be a part of the week,” says Frances Hawkins MOA Program Director for the Kansas City campus. “We had a pancake breakfast that was cooked and served up by myself the Program director, Dan Gurule- Senior Graduate Employment Specialist and our MOA instructor Heather Cunningham.”

Jacksonville campus

Elysia Cochran, MOA Program Director for the Jacksonville campus explained, “Since MOA week fell during finals and a start week with a day off in between we did a luncheon for our MOA students on Thursday.”

Dallas campus

“The MOA Class in Dallas, TX had a wonderful acknowledgment of their week, celebrating the Medical Front Office Positions they strive to achieve! They celebrated in Concorde swag, T-shirts that were custom made and with a wonderful lunch provided by Program director June Holly.” June Holly MOA Program Director for the Dallas campus says.

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Concorde is delighted to have shared the honor of recognizing the current and former administrative professionals at campuses. It’s a privilege to play a small part in helping so many achieve their goals of becoming a administrative professional.

Are you looking to join the administrative profession? Unsure of where to start? Give Concorde a call today to find out about our MOA, MOP and health care programs

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