EIH Program Supports Local Female Entrepreneur’s Private Health Practice
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VEDI, Armenia — The American University of Armenia (AUA) is happy to announce the opening of a new dental cabinet in the town of Vedi supported by the Entrepreneurs in Health (EIH) program of the AUA Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS). The dental office is an expansion of the existing private health practice of EIH beneficiary Dr. Hasmik Grigoryan.
Dr. Hasmik Grigoryan is a radiologist by specialty who established a private practice in her hometown of Vedi, a town with a population of 46,000 around 56 kilometers from Yerevan. Dr. Grigoryan’s practice offers a range of services, mainly diagnostic radiology, family medicine, and laboratory services. The demand for a quality dental clinic in the community and nearby villages compelled Dr. Grigoryan to consider expanding her practice to include preventive, diagnostic and curative dental services for adults as well as minors.
Dr. Grigoryan successfully completed the “Basics of Healthcare Quality Management,” “Preventive Dentistry,” “Entrepreneurship Skills,” and “Healthcare Accounting” courses of the EIH program, subsequently developing and presenting her business and quality assurance plans, both of which were approved by the EIH Executive Committee. As a result, she qualified for financial assistance to procure state-of-the-art dental equipment and receive the program’s support for continual professional development and participation in public health initiatives in the region.
The EIH program will continue to mentor Dr. Grigoryan with professional advice in healthcare quality assurance, preventive dentistry, operational and financial management, and other relevant consulting.
The aim of the Entrepreneurs in Health (EIH) program is to improve access to quality health services in rural communities of Armenia, Artsakh, and Javakhk through the introduction of advanced technologies and innovative approaches to support healthcare professionals in developing private health practices.
The AUA Turpanjian College of Health Sciences works actively to improve population health and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and the development of public health professionals to be leaders in public health, health services research, and evaluation, health care delivery, and management.