Expert Advice On Preparing For Accreditation – NOW On The CLC (10/12/2020)

More than 100 individuals attended the first LIVE session of our new CAHME Playbook Series on our Core Learning Center (CLC). The session titled: “The Art of Communicating Before the Site Visit” features former CAHME Accreditation Chairs, Dan West, PhD (University of Scranton), Karen Wager, DBA (Medical University of South Carolina), and Bill Tuttle, DSc (Baptist College of Health Sciences and Retired Vice President Baptist Memorial Healthcare). CAHME’s VP for Accreditation Operations and Counsel Eric Brichto, JD, led a lively discussion of best practices in how site visitors communicate with programs, and how program directors can prepare in the time leading up to the site visit. Topics included tone setting, red flags, and transitions to a virtual site visit.

The full session is available on CAHME’s subscription-based Core Learning Center. We are providing a free preview excerpt of Karen Wager, DBA, discussing how to initiate communication with the site visit team after receiving the site visitor team assignment

The next live session in the Playbook Series takes place on November 20, 2020 at 2:30 PM EST. The session will focus on how healthcare executives play an essential role for programs to meet three of CAHME’s standards: (1) “The Program will involve students, alumni, and practitioners in appropriate areas of Program decision-making and evaluation,” (2) “The Program will monitor changes in the health sector, the University environment, and management theory and practice and adjust its mission, goals, objectives and competency model as necessary,” and (3) their role in fostering a culture of diversity and inclusiveness in the learning environment. Session panelists will include leading practitioners:

  • Denise Brooks-Williams, MHA, SVP & CEO, North Market Henry Ford Health System;
  • Mario Garner, MHA, President, CHI St. Luke’s Vintage Hospital.
  • Mark Herzog, MHSA, Executive in Residence, University of Michigan, and President, Herzog Advisory Group;
  • David Rubenstein, MHA, Clinical Associate Professor – Health Administration, Texas State University; and
  • Rulon Stacey, PhD, Director of Graduate Program in Health Administration, University of Colorado, and Partner, Guidehouse.

Playbook sessions are designed to offer expert-led insight and discussion. The live events allow time for attendees to engage in a Q&A with the panelists. The Playbook Series library is exclusive only to CLC subscribers.

CAHME’s Playbook Series, Accreditation Basics, Expert Perspectives and other bonus materials require a CLC subscription. To enroll, visit For more information, contact Melissa Cross, Education Coordinator, at