Press Release CAHME/Aramark Innovation Grant Winners Announced

Press Release: CAHME/Aramark Innovation Grant Winners Announced

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ROCKVILLE, MD., October 19, 2017 CAHME and Aramark are proud to announce the winners of the grants to CAHME-accredited programs also served by Aramark. CAHME and Aramark share a goal to drive innovation and excellence in healthcare management education. We are grateful for Aramark’s generous support which will fund a range of experiences for students in CAHME-accredited programs. Grants are awarded for initiatives that support participation of healthcare management students in research, seminars, case study competitions, and other related activities.

CAHME and Aramark are pleased to announce eight winners of the first CAHME/Aramark Innovation Grants. Because of the high volume and quality of applications, the number of winners was expanded from four to eight. Two grants have been awarded $5,000 each, while six will receive $3,660 each.

“When CAHME and Aramark announced the grant program earlier this year, we knew we wanted to recognize innovative ideas in improving graduate healthcare management education,” said Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of CAHME. “It was gratifying to have so many applications for support, and we are grateful for Aramark’s generosity in expanding the number of winners.”

A blue-ribbon panel of healthcare and Aramark executives reviewed the applications. Panelists included :

  1. Jack Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Main Line Health System
  2. David McCombs, Vice President of ERP/Supply Chain Operations, Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
  3. Doug Silverstein, President, Evanston Hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem
  4. Madeline Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  5. Victor Crawford, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare, Facilities, and Higher Education, Aramark

This year, we are able to offer eight grants. The winners are:

Program Description Award
     
The George Washington University and
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciencess
Developing interview skills $5,000
University of Memphis Expand professional leadership training for students $5,000
St Louis University Expand case competition opportunities $3,660
University of Iowa Expand case competition opportunities $3,660
University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill
Expand case competition opportunities and professional conferences for students $3,660
University of Scranton Expand case competition opportunities $3,660
Virginia Commonwealth
University
Support student attendance at ACHE $3,660
Widener University Expand case competition opportunities $3,660

In funding the grants, Mr. Crawford noted “Aramark is committed to supporting the development of future leaders in healthcare. Encouraging opportunities for healthcare management students to explore and apply innovative thinking will foster better healthcare experiences for the patients of tomorrow.”

CAHME, along with Aramark, congratulates the winning programs and believes the students benefiting from these grants will be better prepared to serve the healthcare industry and the community in the future.

Applications for the next round of grants will be available in the summer of 2018.

About CAHME:

CAHME serves the public interest by advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education. CAHME Accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers that ensure the integrity of healthcare management education. For more information, visit: Cahme.org

Media Contact:

CAHME: Anthony Stanowski | info@cahme.org | (301) 298-1823

First CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Presidential Honoree Named

 

ROCKVILLE, MD., October 6, 2017 / The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) has named Samantha Clark as the first recipient of the CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Presidential Honorarium. The Honorarium includes a $2,000 scholarship. Samantha is a second-year student in the University of Washington Masters in Health Administration program. The Honorarium recognizes graduate healthcare management students who embody the spirit and attitude of Dawn Gideon.

Dawn, herself a graduate of a CAHME-accredited program at the University of Pittsburgh in the 1980s, devoted her career to helping healthcare organizations succeed. In Dawn’s memory, her family, friends, and colleagues founded The Dawn Gideon Foundation to support opportunities for education, development, and research in healthcare management, with a special focus on empowering women in the field. “Samantha Clark’s tenacity, intelligence, and resourcefulness—as described by her teachers and colleagues at the University of Washington—make her a worthy recipient of this award,” said Dr. Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of CAHME.

Samantha entered UW’s program after working several years as a healthcare social worker and case manager. As a first-year graduate student, she was part of the UW team that achieved second place in the highly competitive University of Alabama Health Administration Case Competition. This past summer Samantha interned with the Northwest Physicians Network in Puget Sound, and is now, in addition to her classwork, consulting with the NW Providence Medical Group in its Quality High Reliability department.

“CAHME is grateful to the Dawn Gideon Foundation for its support in helping to recognize future leaders in healthcare,” Dr. Stanowski said.


 

 

Press Release CAHME Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Criteria

Press Release: CAHME Releases New Standards for Healthcare Management Education

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ROCKVILLE, MD., November 21, 2016 / The 2016 election highlighted the ongoing change that is inherent in healthcare. The management of this change is the responsibility of the dedicated men and women who, behind the scenes of the clinical setting, bring their leadership and management skills to ensure the success in healthcare organizations. Many healthcare leaders learn their unique skills in graduate programs in healthcare administration – programs that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

To ensure that the graduates of those programs continue to be well prepared to lead the change vital to individual health and that or the population at large, the CAHME Board of Directors unanimously approved revisions to their accreditation criteria for these programs. During a one-year process, leaders from academia, employers and the public provided valuable input to the criteria review process. Following the Board’s decision on November 14, 2016, the revised criteria is effective at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

CAHME’s mission is to serve the public interest by advancing the quality of healthcare management education. The revised criteria will further this mission by fostering quality and innovation in graduate education in healthcare management. They will also further the competency-based approach to education on which CAHME accreditation is based and will continue to advance already successful student outcomes. Graduates of CAHME accredited programs enjoy an average 95% employment placement rate and are among the top leaders in healthcare.

Anthony C Stanowski, DHA, CAHME President and CEO stated: “This revision of the accreditation criteria reflects the input of those in the community of scholars in academia and in the employer communities. Their participation and dedication in this process furthers our commitment to ensure the highest quality education for the next generation of healthcare leaders”.

Daniel J. West, PhD., Board Chair of CAHME, and Professor & Chairman in the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources at the University of Scranton noted: “We are deeply appreciative of the dedicated professionals and members of the public who worked to review and revise the CAHME accreditation standards. The end result is an even deeper commitment to continuous quality improvement in graduate programs in healthcare management throughout the U.S. and Canada. The revised criteria enable those in academia to prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders for the challenges they will face in working through the change expected in healthcare, to insure that all those who need care are able to receive it.”

To review the 2017 CAHME eligibility requirements and accreditation criteria, visit our website.

About CAHME:

CAHME serves the public interest by advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education. CAHME Accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers that ensure the integrity of healthcare management education. For more information, visit: Cahme.org

Media Contact:

CAHME: Anthony Stanowski | info@cahme.org | (301) 298-1823

Press Release: CAHME and Baylor Scott & White Health Announce Award Program for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education.

Press Release: CAHME and Baylor Scott & White Health Announce Award Program for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education.

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ROCKVILLE, Md., August 8, 2016 / CAHME — Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) have announced a national award program to recognize CAHME-accredited graduate education programs.

The CAHME-Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education is the first national award program to acknowledge excellence in quality improvement education in graduate healthcare management education programs. The CAHME- Baylor Scott & White Health Award will provide the recipient program national recognition in Modern Healthcare and will be honored at the CAHME Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago.

“We are proud to collaborate with Baylor Scott & White Health, a national leader in providing quality healthcare, to recognize programs that excel in incorporating quality improvement education in their preparation of future health care leaders,” said Anthony Stanowski, President & CEO of CAHME.

“The Institute of Medicine in their transformational reports Crossing the Quality Chasm and To Err is Human provided the framework for the essential components for quality health care and documented the prevalence of medical errors. Only a limited number of educational programs provide training on quality improvement in health care and fully prepare future leaders in health care to govern and lead quality improvement initiatives impacting the care received by patient in our communities. Baylor Scott & White Health is honored to collaborate with CAHME to prepare our future leaders to deliver STEEEP® (Safe, Timely, Efficient, Efficient, Equitable and Patient-Centered) health care.” said David J. Ballard, Chief Quality Officer of Baylor Scott & White Health.


Modern Healthcare
partnered with CAHME to be the exclusive media sponsor for CAHME Awards Program. Modern Healthcare is recognized as the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information.

CAHME will release additional details about the award program and the nominations process on its website in September.

About CAHME:

CAHME serves the public interest by advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education. CAHME Accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers that ensure the integrity of healthcare management education. For more information, visit: Cahme.org

About Baylor Scott & White Health:

Baylor Scott & White Health, the organization formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, is today the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The organization now includes 49 hospitals, more than 800 access points, more than 5,800 active physicians, 35,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. For more information visit: BaylorScottandWhite.com

Media Contact:

CAHME: Neel Pathak | npathak@cahme.org | (301) 298-1823

Baylor Scott & White Health: Nanette Myers | Nanette.myers@BSWHealth.org | 214-265-3614

Press Release: CAHME Appoints Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE as New President & CEO

Press Release: CAHME Appoints Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE as New President & CEO

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June 7, 2016 | ROCKVILLE, MD –  The Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE as the President & CEO of CAHME effective June 20, 2016.

Dr. Stanowski has served on the CAHME Board since 2011 and has a deep commitment to healthcare and education. Most recently, Dr. Stanowski has served as the Vice President of Applied Medical Software where he was responsible for its growth and sustainability. Previously, Dr. Stanowski served as the Vice President of Healthcare Industry Relations of Aramark Corporation, where among other responsibilities, he led Aramark’s research and education partnerships with leading providers, industry associations, and academic institutions. At Aramark, he established and directed the international administrative fellowship program in partnership with the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity.

Dr. Stanowski serves on the Board of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System and on the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance. He has held management positions with Thomson Reuters Healthcare Division (now dba as IBM Watson Health), Jefferson Health System, Main Line Health and Graduate Health. He recently co-authored a book “We Have a Match: My Journey through America’s Transplant System”. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and has authored many articles in professional publications.

“Dr. Stanowski will provide the leadership in executing CAHME’s strategic priorities and position CAHME for growth through his exceptional academic and business experiences. He has a passion for higher education, respect for accreditation and a focused vision for the future of CAHME,” said Daniel J. West, Jr., PhD, FACHE, Chair, CAHME Board of Directors.

Dr. Stanowski succeeds Margaret Schulte who had previously announced her retirement in the fall of 2015 after serving as the President & CEO of CAHME since 2013. Dr. Schulte’s leadership has positioned CAHME on a path of sustained growth through focused execution of strategic priorities, increased accountability, and sound fiscal planning along with building positive relationships with all stakeholders. Dr. Schulte will continue supporting CAHME in a consultative manner in this transition phase. CAHME is thankful for Margaret’s leadership and wishes her the best in her retirement.

“Speaking on behalf of the search committee, we couldn’t be more pleased with both the process and outcome. The search attracted a pool of highly qualified candidates from practice and academia. The committee is convinced that Dr. Stanowski is the right leader to build upon the accomplishments of Dr. Schulte and advance CAHME’s mission and vision into the future,” said Dan Gentry, PhD, Chair, CAHME President & CEO Search Committee.

“The future of our health-sector depends on well prepared graduates of CAHME accredited programs. I’m looking forward to working with our key stakeholders in advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education,” said Dr. Stanowski.

Dr. Stanowski received a Doctoral degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, Master’s degree in Marketing from Drexel University and Master’s degree in Business Administration (Healthcare Management) from Widener University. He received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.


About CAHME
: CAHME serves the public by promoting, evaluating, and improving the quality of graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education. With a strong academic-practitioner partnership through our Corporate Members and industry partners, CAHME ensures that graduate healthcare management curricula reflect the needed industry competencies. CAHME Accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers that ensure the integrity of healthcare management education. For more information about CAHME, visit www.cahme.org

Media Contact: Neel Pathak | 301-298-1823 | npathak@cahme.org