ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and Modern Healthcare magazine are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 CAHME Awards.
“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 Awards and winners for 2018 are:
The CAHME/Ascension Award
for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development, won by the University
of Memphis Master of Health Administration for its program of
leadership training and immersion based on a corporate model, and
modified for inter-professional simulation.
Scott and White Award 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.
Solutions America Award 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.
- The CAHME/Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education won by two schools, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Master of Science in Health Administration for integrating experiential learning in informatics with the UAB health system, and incorporating UAB alumni in knowledge-sharing and professional development; and the University of Missouri Department of Health Management and Informatics for its informatics program that focuses on lifelong leadership development, an integrated dual degree or certificate in health informatics, application of QI/PI methods, integrated Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and peer based learning.
The award winners and corporate sponsors are being recognized with an ad in an upcoming issue of Modern Healthcare and will also be honored at the 2018 CAHME Awards Luncheon, to be held on Sunday, March 25 during the ACHE Congress in Chicago.
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: www.cahme.org.