CAHME – Baylor Scott and White Health Award Program

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

With the Olympics beginning last Friday, we are reminded of how talent, hard work, dedication, a community, and commitment go into creating an Olympic athlete. The Olympics inspires us, not just because of winning performance, but because it holds a mirror to ourselves to remind us that we can be great within our own profession, within our own community, and with the help of others. Olympic athletes frequently talk about how they are part of “something bigger.” Similarly, CAHME programs are part of “something bigger.”

While not on the same world stage as the Olympics, CAHME created a series of awards that serves to hold up programs that are exceptional. These programs push themselves to be successful, in the same spirit as Olympic athletes.

This year, CAHME Awards expands to include the CAHME-Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education. The goal of this award is to set benchmarks of excellence to inspire our students…our future healthcare leaders…to know the important role of systems and statistics, structure and organization, teamwork and individual perseverance… and in the words of Carl Couch, MD in “Accountable“, “to drive a sustained focus on and commitment to improvement in long-term health outcomes”. We are thankful to Baylor Scott & White Health for their support to make this happen.

To learn more about the new CAHME – Baylor Scott & White Health Award, review our press release.

Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO

Create Healthcare Leaders Who Can Create The Change Required for Healthcare

46aea257-b729-4d36-98ae-cb65e0dd0d551During the July 2016 AHA Health Forum Leadership Summit, I had the opportunity to spend some time at the “Top of the Hyatt” with my friends Kevin and Jackie Freiberg.  They are best known for authoring the 1995 groundbreaking book, “Nuts! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success.” Their latest book is called “Cause“, and it examines how to make a difference by serving a purpose far beyond the bottom line.
We talked about CAHME, and the Freibergs said, “CAHME is not about creating leaders who can work in a changed environment; it is rather about creating healthcare leaders who can create the change required for healthcare to meet the future needs of the communities served.”
This is a humbling task.  You accomplish it by working side-by-side to make each other better; CAHME is the conduit.  Program faculty and healthcare executives spent more than 105,000 volunteer hours last year on revising our standards, in accreditation council, on our board, on committees, and on site visits.  CAHME through our volunteers reinforces that working together as a community of scholars, we can make healthcare better by advancing the quality of healthcare management education.   That is our profession.  That is our cause.
I look forward to meeting our corporate members, healthcare organizations, sponsors, program faculty, and our students, as I continue to learn your perspective on the future of graduate healthcare management education.
Let me know what you think. I can be reached at, or at (301) 298-1825.
Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO

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

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

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.

: 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

Media Contact: Neel Pathak | 301-298-1823 |

CAHME Bootcamp at AUPHA Annual Meeting | CAHME Staff in Service

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
AUPHA Annual Meeting | The Westin Crown Center | Kansas City, MO

CAHME’s Accreditation Boot camp is designed with a special focus on competency-based education related to CAHME’s accreditation criteria to help you prepare for the accreditation process. This in-person accreditation boot camp will be engaging, interactive, and will offer participants a variety of tools, technical instructions and hands-on practice.

The process of competency assessment will be of a special focus during a part of this bootcamp.

Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration now extended through 05/15/16.

To register, please visit The Summer 2016 Bootcamp Page
CAHME Staff in Service

Margaret Schulte, President & CEO of CAHME chaired the Professional Development for the Spring 2016 Conference of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). The conference attracted over 100 attendees from educational accrediting agencies throughout the country. Margaret opened the conference with a brief keynote on the conference theme of “Fairness and Consistency in Accreditation.” In the end result, attendees awarded the conference the highest ratings of all recent ASPA conferences.

Neel Pathak, Director of Business Development at CAHME serves on the Programming and Communications Committees of the  Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives, a local Chapter of the ACHE that organizes and plans the content of all educational and networking events within the Chapter. Neel also serves on the Board of the the University of Scranton’s MHA Program Alumni Association.

Eric Brichto, Director of Accreditation Operations at CAHME serves on the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) Good Practices Task Force. In 2016, the Good Practices Task Force published a white paper “Outcomes – Getting to the Core or Programmatic Education and Accreditation”

CAHME Awards Luncheon Highlights Exceptional Accredited Programs


The inaugural CAHME Awards Luncheon was held in conjunction with ACHE’s annual Congress on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  The event recognized two of CAHME’s exceptional programs:

  • Xavier University received the CAHME – Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development (photo 1)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the CAHME – Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education (photo 2).

Much thanks to our sponsors, Cerner and Ascension, and to Modern Healthcare for their help in publicizing the event.  Looking forward to repeating the event in March of 2017.

AUPHA-CAHME Statement of Commitment to Collaboration

Arlington, VA, and Rockville, MD – March 22, 2016 – As the health sector pursues collaboration in order to add value in a rapidly changing marketplace, so too are opportunities for collaboration between the Association for University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) emerging to add value to healthcare management education.  On January 5, 2016, the executive leadership of CAHME and AUPHA met to identify opportunities to capitalize on the strengths of both organizations.  A number of initiatives were considered and we agreed to continue to pursue several opportunities for collaboration.  In the short run, we agreed to communicate our joint commitment; to plan one meeting of the Boards annually to facilitate communication; and to integrate data collection and data access for AUPHA members and CAHME accredited programs.  At the same time, leadership of both organizations will continue to meet regularly to ensure that we continue to work together to meet our constituents’ needs.
Gerald L. Glandon, PhD                            Margaret Schulte, DBA
President and CEO                                    President and CEO
AUPHA                                                       CAHME
Media Contacts:
Gerald L. Glandon, AUPHA, 703-894-0940, #110
Margaret Schulte, CAHME, 301-298-1825
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