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