Ultimate Medical Academy and Global Education Group Welcome Joseph Bush as Vice President and General Manager
February 08, 2017, Denver, Colo. — Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is pleased to announce that Joseph (Joe) Bush has been named vice president and general manager of Global Education Group (Global), a Colorado-based continuing medical education (CME) division of UMA. He succeeds Global’s founder Stephen Lewis who will continue his association with UMA and Global in a consulting capacity, leveraging his expertise in strategic operations, healthcare partnerships and CME research.
“Joe brings tremendous experience to UMA and Global that will build on Stephen’s significant contributions,” said UMA President Derek Apanovitch. “We are grateful for Stephen’s energy and insight, which has helped build and will continue to grow Global’s CME offerings that contribute to enhanced practitioner competence and, ultimately, improved patient outcomes.”
With more than two decades of experience mentoring teams to exceed operational goals, Bush has a strong background in healthcare, organizational leadership and client relationship management. Most recently, he was principal of Denver-based Yellow Dog Initiatives, LLC. Prior to that, Bush was a district sales manager at Greenway Health, serving the western United States.
“I am excited about this opportunity to learn from what Stephen and the Global team have created,” said Bush. “I am committed to Global’s success and look forward to growing our existing relationships and developing new ones so that Global continues to be a leader in the CME enterprise.”
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 55,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Additionally, UMA has three centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to medical practitioners nationwide. Each CME is individually accredited. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.