At our May Board meeting, CAHME approved accreditation for a new program: the University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences Master of Science in Health Administration. With its addition, a total of 106 programs in the US and Canada now meet CAHME standards—an all-time high.
The Board also re-accredited five programs:
- Trinity University Department of Health Care Administration
- University of the Incarnate Word Master of Health Administration
- The University of Kentucky Master in Health Administration
- Indiana University Master in Health Administration
- University of Montreal School of Public Health Master of Science in Health Administration
Accreditation is at the core of CAHME’s mission to advance the quality of healthcare education. Achieving accreditation, or re-accreditation, is the culmination of significant effort by programs to demonstrate that they meet CAHME standards. And those standards are important. Students look for CAHME-accredited programs as assurance that they will offer a high-quality educational experience that will best prepare them for leadership. Hospitals and health systems look to hire graduates of CAHME-accredited programs knowing that these new executives are coming to them not just with academic credentials, but with proven competencies in meeting the challenges of providing healthcare in communities across the country and around the world. CAHME maintains a searchable database of accredited programs on our web site which includes program information, accreditation history, contact info, and links to program webs sites.
I want to acknowledge, too, the many volunteers for CAHME who provide such important support as conducting site visits, reviewing applications, and serving on a range of committees that advance the quality of healthcare management education.
Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO