This is the last CAHME newsletter for 2018 (our next edition will be distributed on January 7, 2019). The end of a year always prompts reflection on the prior twelve months, and for CAHME this has been a very good year. Here is a list of some of what we accomplished:
- We marked our 50th anniversary with a celebration and panel discussion on what leadership traits will be required for healthcare in the next 50 years.
- We accredited for the first time programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and New Haven University, added a new module in the program at The George Washington University, and re-accredited seven programs.
- We held two Boot Camps that helped programs better understand issues around accreditation and benchmarking.
- We announced a new program to certify education programs in healthcare quality and safety, and approved refinement of accreditation standards, eventually leading to accreditation.
- We refined accreditation standards regarding synchronous education, simplified the evaluation of competency measurement, and clarified the monitoring of alumni tracking.
- We kicked off the CAHME Mentorship Circle program to encourage and recognize those programs that support the profession by helping other programs succeed.
- Our Enhanced Benchmarking tool enabled programs to do peer-to-peer benchmarking.
- Two programs outside of North America have started the process of becoming CAHME-accredited; more are in the queue.
- Thanks to our corporate partners, we continued offering scholarships and awards for outstanding students and programs.
- Nearly 6,000 students in CAHME-accredited programs received access to Modern Healthcare online, and access to services from the AHA’s Personal Membership groups.
- We refreshed the CAHME logo to better reflect our mission and modernize our look.
These accomplishments would not have been possible without our 250 volunteers, our students, our dedicated faculty, our corporate partners, and the profession that supports the work of CAHME. When I think about CAHME, I think about what is right in the world: people who are dedicated to educating the future leaders of healthcare. The type of selflessness you demonstrate in your support of CAHME reflects what this season is all about.
Like many of you, I was a beneficiary of the work of CAHME about 35 year ago. It is humbling to think that the work we do today and in 2019 will guide future leaders to help make healthcare better and improve lives.
Everyone at CAHME is grateful for your support and wishes you the best for the holidays and 2019.
Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO