Spring House, PA, August 14, 2020 — The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) is pleased to announced that Pensacola businessman, author, owner of minor league baseball’s Pensacola Blue Wahoos, and philanthropist, Quint Studer, joined the CAHME Board of Directors on August 10, 2020.
A teacher at heart, Quint Studer began his leadership journey working with special needs children. Entering the health-care industry in 1984 as a Community Relations Representative, he went on to hold senior leadership positions at Mercy Health System in Wisconsin and Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where their initiatives in patient care led to them winning Hospitals Magazine’s Great Comeback award. In 1996, he became president of Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, leading that organization to be ranked in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide in patient and employee satisfaction.
In 2000, after numerous requests by organizations for assistance, Studer Group was formed. Over the years the outcomes firm won multiple awards, including the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. By the time the firm was sold in 2015, it had 250 employees and helped more than a thousand healthcare organizations move toward higher performance.
Through his work at Studer Group, he served as a role model for hundreds of CEOs and other administrative leaders around the country. In 2014, Studer created Studer Community Institute to build vibrant communities, with a focus on Pensacola, Florida.
“Our board and management team are looking forward to working with Quint to impact the next generation of healthcare leaders,” said Dolores Clement, DrPh, FACHE, CAHME’s Board Chair and Sentara Professor Emerita at Virginia Commonwealth University. “His passion for education is surpassed only by his commitment to healthy communities and quality improvement.”
“Throughout my career, my focus has been on alignment of an organization’s strengths within the imperative of the environment. At this time in history, it is most important that we develop leaders that can improve the quality of care in our society, particularly for individuals with complex health and social needs,” said Studer. “I’m looking forward to working with the leaders on the CAHME Board and the management team to continue its important work in producing executives that will lead in this important profession.”
“I was honored to work with Quint more than a decade ago in an organization where his principles not only improved processes, but saved patient lives”, said Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO of CAHME. “Quint’s lasting contribution is integrating patient care to the concept of customer service. Bringing Quint Studer to the CAHME Board brings an added dimension to CAHME’s mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education.”
To view the complete list of CAHME Board Members, go to www.cahme.org/leadership.
For more than 50 years, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) has served the public interest by advancing the quality of healthcare management education globally. CAHME works with more than 100 leading academic programs and numerous healthcare practitioners to ensure that graduates entering the healthcare field have undergone an educational process meeting rigorous, measurable standards for effectiveness. The result is a formal academic education focusing on key competencies, plus practical experiences. This enables new graduates to quickly add value to an organization and grow into future leaders. 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. For more information, visit cahme.org.
About Quint Studer and the Studer Community Institute
After a 30+ year career in healthcare, Quint Studer founded Studer Community Institute (SCI) to improve the quality of life for people in the community – one child, one person at a time. The Pensacola, Florida, based SCI does this by helping children be prepared for kindergarten; creating educated and engaged citizens; and creating jobs by helping leaders develop the skills needed for business success. These together are key elements of building a vibrant and engaged community.
SCI’s vision of “Making our community the greatest place to live in the world” may be a bit far-fetched, but year after year, little by little, SCI keeps seeing the results of investing in our community. Working with civic leaders, business owners and citizens, SCI works toward building a community people are proud to call home.
For more information, visit www.studeri.org.
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