LaTasha Branch, MHA
LaTasha L. Branch graduated from Illinois Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, in 1985 with a diploma in medical assisting, where she was born and raised. Immediately after graduation, she began working as a medical assistant at Wells Medical Center. She was responsible for the duties of the practice encompassing both front and back offices. Assisting the physicians with various procedures and invasive rare immunologic screenings were part of the daily routine. Inclusively, handling insurance benefits verification, prior authorizations, and patient screenings were part of the daily administrative tasks.
Over the years, she worked in the healthcare industry and wore many hats, such as a phlebotomist, research technician, healthcare administrator, environmental allergy technician and a CPR trainer. Ms. Branch enjoys educating and has frequently been sought out as a mentor for students and new staff members in the healthcare field. She found her passion for sharing her knowledge and years of experience with those seeking to enter the healthcare industry.
Ms. Branch holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Kaplan University in Dubuque IA, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Kaplan University in Dubuque IA, and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Ashford University in San Diego CA.
LaTasha decided to pursue managerial and director roles with 26 years of experience and has excelled with leading students and staff to a successful educational and career path. She has enjoyed seeing the differences made as students gain new insights about their career choices. LaTasha takes great pride and passion in her new role in the training and development for the next generation of medical assistants at Montes HealthCare College.