The annual CAHME Awards program is underway, and applications are due by Wednesday, November 21, 2018. This week’s edition of Modern Healthcare magazine will contain an ad announcing the awards. You can find all the needed forms on the CAHME web site.
The 2019 Awards program features three awards including the CAHME/Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development, the CAHME/Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education, and the CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice.
Last year, CAHME offered a webinar on the “Dos and Don’ts” on how to win a CAHME Award, with the support of Xavier University as a case study of their process in winning the Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability. You can access that webinar and other helpful resources including the applications of past winners here.
Some of the tips offered include:
Think broadly about how your program might qualify for an award. Don’t assume an award doesn’t apply to your program. Brainstorm around all the possible ways your program focuses on leadership development, for example, quality improvement, or sustainability. That can help identify unique aspects to emphasize in your application.
Connect award criteria beyond just your program to include how your university also embodies the characteristics the awards seek to recognize.
Actively engage your students, faculty, administration and alumni. This can include providing feedback on the any draft applications or encouraging letters of support from alumni or university administrators.
We are grateful to Ascension, Baylor Scott & White, and Canon Solutions America for their support, not only for the $5,000 in award money they make possible, but for how they engage with winning programs to help advance the quality of graduate healthcare management education.
The winning programs will be announced in January 2019, with a full page ad in Modern Healthcare following. Awards will be presented during the ACHE 2019 Congress on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Chicago. Full details on how to apply are available on our web site.
With gratitude for our corporate partners, CAHME is pleased to announce that application forms for our annual awards are now available on our web site. This year, we have three awards open to CAHME-accredited programs:
The CAHME/Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development will recognize a program that excels in its commitment to leadership development in the healthcare industry.
The CAHME/Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education will recognize a program that excels in incorporating healthcare quality improvement in its curriculum.
The CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice will recognize a program that substantially integrates concepts of sustainability and social responsibility in healthcare management education.
Each winning program will receive $5,000 in award money to support its efforts in the area of the award. Winners will also be featured in CAHME communications and on our web site, along with a special notification in Modern Healthcare magazine. The winning programs will be announced in January 2019, and awards will be presented during the ACHE 2019 Congress on March 3 in Chicago. One representative from each winning program will receive one night of hotel accommodation and roundtrip coach airfare to and from Chicago.
With the approach of a new school year for CAHME programs, it’s not too soon to start thinking about the annual CAHME Awards program. Applications for the 2019 awards will be available soon on our web site, but in the meantime, I encourage you to spend some time watching videos highlighting our 2018 winners.
In addition to learning why this year’s winners were chosen, you can also find extensive information about the awards program and prior years’ winners, as well as a special 30-minute video that provides “dos and don’ts” advice for winning an award. The awards program features CAHME programs that excel in areas of leadership education, quality improvement education, and sustainability. As always, we are grateful to CAHME’s corporate partners: Ascension, Baylor Scott and White, and Canon.
The CAHME Awards program is central to our mission of advancing the quality of graduate healthcare information. Our goal is not only to recognize programs that excel in key areas, but to encourage other programs to learn about best practices and apply them to their own programs. In this way, CAHME awards can encourage continued excellence and innovation across the entire field of graduate healthcare management education.
I encourage you to learn more and to apply for the CAHME Awards when the applications are available in September.
CAHME is proud to be an important part of this annual gathering. Our history—marking 50 years in 2018—is closely linked with ACHE, which was one of the four organizations that founded CAHME (along with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) the American Public Health Association, and the American Hospital Association). Many of today’s healthcare leaders in ACHE are graduates of CAHME-accredited programs.
We have a full agenda for this year’s Congress, including:
Our annual CAHME Awards luncheon, at which we will celebrate CAHME Award winners and our corporate Award sponsors;
The CAHME Boot Camp, which will focus on new accreditation standards and our focus on competency-based education;
Attendance at the AUPHA Board meeting; and
A presentation to the Graduate Programs and Practitioners Workshop.
I am always energized and inspired by attending the ACHE Congress. It is remarkable to be among some of the best and brightest leaders in healthcare who are dedicating their professional lives toward improving the health of communities across America. And I take a large measure of pride in seeing how many of these leaders have honed their skills at CAHME-accredited programs.
“CAHME and leading healthcare companies sponsor these awards to recognize and support CAHME-accredited programs that are driving innovation, improving the student experience, and advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education,” said Anthony Stanowski, CAHME’s president and chief executive officer. “The growing number of applications, and their sophistication, suggests that these awards are having the desired effect.”
This year’s Awards generated 23 applications, the highest number ever. A Blue Ribbon panel of experts from academia and healthcare reviewed the applications and chose the winners.
The CAHME/Baylor Scott and WhiteAward for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education won by Rush University’s Master Program in Health Systems Management for embedding quality throughout the Rush curriculum, extensive use of incorporating practitioner faculty in experiential learning, and programs such as having first-year students work on projects in the Process Improvement Department of Rush University Medical Center.
The CAHME/Canon Solutions AmericaAward for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice won by the University of Scranton Master in Health Administration for focusing on sustainability projects in the context of corporate responsibility and Jesuit pedagogy. Scranton links sustainability with social justice, public health, and health disparities through alumni engagement, international experiences, and community project work.
Once again, CAHME is pleased to announce, with thanks to our corporate partners, our annual Awards competition to recognize programs that advance the quality of graduate healthcare management education.
CAHME-accredited programs have a chance to win in four areas:
Up to $5,000 to fund initiatives described in the award application. For example, the CAHME/Canon Award for Sustainability includes a $5,000 grant for a faculty member doing research in sustainability in healthcare.
Recognition of award recipient programs in a full-page ad in Modern Healthcare.
Presentation of the award at the CAHME Awards Ceremony during the 2018 ACHE Congress.
One night hotel accommodation and round trip coach airfare to Chicago for the Award Ceremony for one Program representative.
Only CAHME accredited programs are eligible to participate. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 22, 2017. For full details, please visit www.cahme.org.
For questions, please contact Joe Morris, Program Specialist at CAHME at email@example.com.
As the new school years gets underway at 98 CAHME-accredited programs in the United States and Canada, I am pleased to announce some new complimentary benefits and the start of a new season for the Awards program. Look for future updates for more details and how to sign up. I want to thank the CAHME corporate members and sponsors who make these possible.
Complimentary Benefits from AHA Personal Membership Groups: The American Hospital Association (AHA) and CAHME have partnered to provide students from CAHME-accredited programs with complimentary access to networking, emerging news, and resources to support students’ healthcare management education coursework. Students will find that participating in an AHA Professional Membership Group (PMG) provides a competitive edge in advancing their careers. Membership includes access to the coveted AHA Future Scan report that identifies important trends in healthcare.
Complimentary Subscription to Modern Healthcare Magazine and Modern Healthcare Online: Students in CAHME-accredited programs can get a free subscription to the digital edition of Modern Healthcare, a leading source of information and research about business and policy trends in healthcare.
A Complimentary Fall Webinar Series on How to Succeed with Competency Assessment Criteria in Accreditation will kick off on September 20. The webinar will feature several CAHME programs that are succeeding in monitoring and measuring students attainment of competencies necessary to lead healthcare organizations. Through site visits, CAHME examined our programs’ performance and found that many programs struggle with how to evaluate students in attainment of competencies, and how to communicate that information to students. Of the 62 programs reviewed using the 2013 Criteria for Accreditation, only 16 programs measured competency attainment completely and successfully. However, several programs created processes for excelling in those areas. In keeping with CAHME’s mission, four (4) programs that excelled in this area will be featured in a webinar series in the Fall of 2017. Go to www.cahme.org for more information.
The CAHME Awards Program: Partnering with leading corporations in healthcare, CAHME is pleased to once again offer students the chance to apply for a number of prestigious awards that support students in a range of special areas. You can read more about available awards on the CAHME web site. We are grateful to our partners Cerner, Ascension, Baylor Scott & White, and Canon for their commitment to excellence in healthcare management education.
Look for future updates from CAHME about each of these special benefits and programs and how our programs and students can take advantage. They are an added value for CAHME programs and the students served.
CAHME and Aramark have announced a three-year partnership to provide grants to CAHME-accredited programs also served by Aramark.
Grants will be awarded for initiatives that support participation of healthcare management students in research, seminars, case study competitions, and other related activities.
“We are committed to supporting the development of future leaders in healthcare,” said Victor Crawford, Aramark’s chief operating officer for Healthcare, Facilities, and Higher Education. “Encouraging opportunities for healthcare management students to explore and apply innovative thinking will foster better healthcare experiences for the patients of tomorrow.”
Applications will be accepted beginning in late June, and will be reviewed by a committee of representatives from CAHME, Aramark, and independent organizations. The first year’s recipients will be announced in September. Four grants will be awarded each year through 2019. Full details about grant application and eligibility criteria will appear on the CAHME web site in the near future.
Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO