Announcing The CAHME 2022 Award And Scholarship Recipients (1/17/2022)

Along with generous corporate partners, foundations, and board/personal donations, CAHME takes great pride in recognizing through our CAHME Awards program those programs and their students that have distinguished themselves.

This year’s recipients will be honored during the CAHME Award Ceremony at ACHE Congress on March 27, 2022, and are acknowledged in the January 17, 2022 edition of Modern Healthcare. These programs and students exemplify our mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education.

  • The CAHME/Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship recipients are Brittany Morrison, MHA Candidate from Johns Hopkins University and Yazmyne Melgoza, MHA Candidate from California State University, Long Beach. Brittany is distinguished in her role with the Washington State Department of Health where she led a team in responding to COVID-19 outbreaks. Yazmyne, in her role at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, was part of a team that worked to provide more than 5,000 face shields in 3 days early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and also served on vaccine leadership teams.
  • The CAHME/Tim Campbell Scholarship recipient is Jarrell Mahusay, MHA Candidate from the University of North Florida. As a military liaison at the Convoy of Hope in Honolulu, he provided volunteer opportunities to serve the community in need. As the president of the UNF HASA Student Association, he expanded mentorship opportunities, established a case competition club, and is a passionate advocate for diversity in healthcare management.

Visit cahme.org/awards to learn more.

These programs and students give hope in these difficult times, that leadership and commitment to the common good is flourishing through CAHME’s Accredited programs. Join me, in congratulating all of the winning programs and students.

CAHME: Thankful For Your Support In 2021 (12/20/2021)

We mark the end of 2021, more resilient, more hopeful, and more confident that our mission – to advance the quality of healthcare management education – is more important now than ever. The lasting impact of COVID-19 will not be loss, though we have lost much; the lasting impact will not be a divided people, though we have many differences. The lasting impact will be in this generation that answers the call for leadership in healthcare.

I want to thank our Corporate Members and sponsors who support our mission, the 250+ volunteers each year, in a variety of roles – site visitor, board member, task forces, committees, Global Advisory Council, Healthcare Quality and Safety Advisory Council, Standards Council and Accreditation Council. I want to thank our staff who are working through COVID-19 to meet our mission.  Each of our stakeholders are invaluable to CAHME and its mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education.  It is humbling to think that the work we do each year will guide future leaders to help make healthcare better and improve lives.

On behalf of everyone at CAHME, we  wish you happy and healthy holidays!  And better days ahead.

CAHME Announces Fall 2021 Accreditation Decisions (11/29/2021)

Accreditation is at the core of CAHME’s mission to advance the quality of healthcare management education. Achieving CAHME accreditation is the culmination of significant effort on the part of healthcare management programs and demonstrates that programs meet our criteria and high standards as established by leading academics and practitioners.

At the November Board meeting, the CAHME Board of Directors reaccredited the following programs:

In total, 133 programs meet CAHME’s accreditation standards and 9 programs are certified in healthcare quality and safety. These programs, along with more than 250 volunteers, work to advance the quality of healthcare management education. Visit cahme.org/advance2.5 to search for CAHME accredited programs.

Go Out & Innovate: Perspectives On Educating Healthcare Leadership In The Golden Age Of Innovation (11/15/2021)

“We are in the golden age of innovation.”

– Professor Regi Herzlinger, DBA

Underwritten by a generous grant from George and Regi Herzlinger, CAHME’s white paper: “Go Out and Innovate! Perspectives on Educating Healthcare Leadership in the Golden Age of Innovation”, summarizes the prominent role of innovation on healthcare management education. Download a copy here.

In evaluating the competency domain of management and leadership, and learning from programs that prioritize innovation, how do we develop competencies in future leaders to succeed in a period of uncertainty and ambiguity? What are critical knowledge, skills and attitudes? How do you review, examine, and evaluate innovation, and weigh the risk of success or failure from a personal, organizational, and societal perspective? Members of the CAHME Innovation Council provide insight:

The success of every healthcare sector relied on leaders to navigate their teams through COVID-19 challenges. Leaders, such as those educated at CAHME-Accredited programs, who can become innovative problem-solvers that use creativity, originality, and initiative.

To quote Regi:

“LET’S GO OUT AND INNOVATE!”

CAHME Scholarships: Nominate Your Students Today! (11/1/2021)

“This scholarship recognizes Priyanka’s community spirit and passion for addressing women’s health. It will help support her education as she continues to grow as a future leader in healthcare administration.”

– Karen Charron, BSN, MPH, Assistant Director, MHA Program,
Johns Hopkins University

As a 2021 scholarship awardee, Johns Hopkins University’s Karen Charron nominated Priyanka Santhapuram because she reflected the best of what students from CAHME Accredited programs are all about: improving healthcare by serving others. Program Directors of CAHME Accredited and Certified Healthcare Quality and Safety Programs are encouraged to nominate students for the 2022 exclusive scholarship opportunities that follow:

  • The CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Scholarship honors Dawn Gideon, who devoted her career to helping healthcare organizations succeed. The scholarship is targeted to supporting women pursuing advanced education in healthcare management and who have demonstrated a commitment to communities in need. The winning student will receive $2,500. Nominate a student here.
  • The CAHME/Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship for Health Policy honors Judy Baar Topinka, who dedicated herself to a lifetime of public service to the people of the State of Illinois. This year, the award recognizes a student who served the community around COVID-19. The winning student will receive $2,000. Nominate a student here.
  • The CAHME/Tim Campbell Scholarship honors Tim Campbell, a CAHME board member who personified a commitment to service and volunteerism. The scholarship is funded by CAHME’s board and friends of Tim Campbell to support student leaders who selflessly act to help others in the process of advancing the quality of healthcare. The winning student will receive $3,000. Nominate a student here.

Winners will be announced at ACHE Annual Congress on March 28 – 31, 2022, and will be featured in Modern Healthcare (our exclusive media partner) in a full-page placement. The deadline for applications is November 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

Send completed applications to Dana Alexander, CAHME Communications and Engagement Manager, at dalexander@cahme.org.

CAHME’s Newest Award On Innovation Education – Apply Now! (10/18/2021)

Innovation is not only about invention; it’s about how to make invention happen.”

Professor Regi Herzlinger

CAHME partnered with George and Regi Herzlinger to offer the CAHME/George and Regi Herzlinger Innovation Education Award for CAHME Accredited/Certified Programs who demonstrate educational processes that focus on the development of skills related to invention, evaluation, and adoption of innovation in healthcare.

The award honors George and Regi Herzlinger’s breakthrough contributions in creating and inspiring medical innovations that changed patients’ lives and helped entrepreneurs globally. It recognizes the significant impact that CAHME Accredited programs can have in providing the foundation in the principles of innovation for future leaders to be the change needed in healthcare.

The award-winning program will receive:

  • A $10,000 grant awarded to the program to further the advancement of innovation education;
  • Recognition in Modern Healthcare;
  • Recognition through CAHME Communications, including digital media, social media, and press releases;
  • An award presented during the 2022 ACHE Congress.

All applications will be judged by a Blue Ribbon Panel, consisting of health-sector leaders. The winning program will be announced in January 2022. Apply here.

Applications are due November 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. Send completed applications to Dana Alexander, CAHME Communications and Engagement Manager, at dalexander@cahme.org.

Applications Are OPEN For The 2022 CAHME Awards (10/4/2021)

The seventh annual CAHME Awards is NOW open to all CAHME Accredited and Certified Healthcare Quality and Safety programs. We are grateful to all of our partners for their support of CAHME’s mission to advance the quality of healthcare management education, which this year includes George & Regi Herzlinger Charitable Fund, the Dawn Gideon Foundation, the Judy Baar Topinka Foundation, the CAHME Board & Friends of Tim Campbell. More about these awards can be found on the www.cahme.org/awards and will be featured on future emails.

For the 6th year, CAHME and Canon Solutions America partnered to offer the CAHME/Canon Solutions America for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education. The award recognizes programs that incorporate sustainability and social responsibility in healthcare management education and practice.

Interested programs will demonstrate how they use cultural competency, community involvement, environmental focus, sustainability in curriculum, student experiential opportunities and alumni involvement. Applications must include:

  • Cover letter asserting your program meets the eligibility criteria;
  • Maximum 5-page, double-spaced document explaining why your program should receive the award;
  • Letters of recommendation from alumnus/alumnae; your university’s sustainability department, or other related department(s); and students.

The award-winning program will receive:

  • A $5,000 scholarship grant awarded to the program faculty to further research of sustainability in healthcare;
  • Recognition in Modern Healthcare;
  • Recognition through CAHME Communications, including digital media, social media, and press releases;
  • An award presented during the 2022 ACHE Congress.

All applications will be judged by a Blue Ribbon Panel, consisting of health-sector leaders. The winning program will be announced in January 2022. You can apply and review previous winning program applications here.

Applications are due November 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. Send completed applications to Dana Alexander, CAHME Communications and Engagement Manager, at dalexander@cahme.org.

Looking forward to receiving your applications!

Cast Your Vote: Modern Healthcare Most Influential People (9/28/2021)

Not surprisingly given their commitment to advance the quality of healthcare management education, there are seven executives from CAHME Corporate Members on the Modern Healthcare Most Influential People poll.

  • Deborah Bowen, President and CEO, ACHE
  • Joe Fifer, President and CEO, HFMA
  • Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO, MGMA
  • Stephanie Mercado, CEO and Executive Director, NAHQ
  • Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
  • Jonathan Perlin, President of clinical services and chief medical officer of HCA Healthcare (and recently named to be the President of the Joint Commission)
  • Tom Priselac, President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai

These executives have a long standing commitment to CAHME, and have been there to help us through the good times and the hard times. Each serves (or has served) on either the CAHME Board or other committees. Their commitment to CAHME’s mission is longstanding and unquestioned. Having key supporters of CAHME recognized helps raise industry awareness of the  critical contribution they make every day to the profession, their own organizations, and to CAHME.

I am proud of CAHME’s relationship with each, and appreciate any help  you can give to move their nomination forward.

To access a ballot, click here.

CAHME Is Now Accepting Nominations For The 2022 Awards (9/20/2021)

The seventh annual CAHME Awards are NOW open to all CAHME Accredited and Certified Healthcare Quality and Safety programs. We are grateful to our partners for their support of CAHME’s mission to advance the quality of healthcare management education.

Programmatic Awards:

  • The CAHME/Canon Solutions America for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education recognizes programs that incorporate the ideals of sustainability and social responsibility in healthcare management education and practice. Programs need to demonstrate how they use cultural competency, community involvement, environmental focus, sustainability in curriculum, student experiential opportunities and alumni involvement. The winning program receives a $5,000 award. Apply here.
  • The CAHME/George and Regi Herzlinger Innovation Education Award is a national award that honors George and Regi Herzlinger’s breakthrough contributions in creating and inspiring medical innovations that changed patients’ lives and helped entrepreneurs globally. It recognizes the significant impact that CAHME Accredited programs can have in providing the foundation in the principles of innovation for future leaders to be the change needed in healthcare. The winning program receives a $10,000 grant. Apply here.

Student Scholarships (must be nominated by Program Directors):

  • The CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Scholarship honors Dawn Gideon, who devoted her career to helping healthcare organizations succeed. The scholarship is targeted to supporting women pursuing advanced education in healthcare management and who have demonstrated a commitment to communities in need. The winning student will receive $2,500. Apply here.
  • The CAHME/Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship for Health Policy is named in memory Judy Baar Topinka, who dedicated herself to a lifetime of public service to the people of the State of Illinois. This year, the award recognizes a student who served the community around COVID-19. The winning student will receive $2,000. Apply here.
  • The CAHME/Tim Campbell Scholarship is in memory of Tim Campbell, a CAHME board member who personified a commitment to service and volunteerism. The scholarship is funded by CAHME’s board and friends of Tim Campbell to support student leaders who selflessly act to help others in the process of advancing the quality of healthcare. The winning student will receive $3,000. Apply here.

Winners will be announced at ACHE Annual Congress on March 28 – 31, 2022, and will be featured in Modern Healthcare (our exclusive media partner) in a full-page placement. The deadline for applications is November 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

Send completed applications to Dana Alexander, CAHME Communications and Engagement Manager, at dalexander@cahme.org.

Global Webinar Series Continues With AUPHA And Peregrine Global Services (9/13/2021)

As we slowly, carefully, and hopefully emerge from the worst pandemic of our time, all of us have learned from being pushed to our limits and thrown into situations that no one could have predicted. We acclimated to the “new normal”. We pivoted. We changed. We endured.

To understand the world-wide impact on healthcare management education, CAHME partnered with leading global healthcare institutions to understand the perspectives of academics and practitioners. We conducted a survey globally with worldwide partners, and 150 universities from 21 countries reported the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare management education.

CAHME created a global webinar series on the impact and perspectives on the changes to come. Our series continues with two of our partners:

  • AUPHA, featuring Dan West, PhD, University of Scranton; Nancy Borkowski, MS, DBA, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Steve Howard, PhD, Saint Louis University; and Dan Gentry, PhD, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, on September 21 at noon EDT (register here);
  • Peregrine Global Services, featuring Texas State University’s Kim Lee, PhD; and Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci’s Chris Wert, JD, on September 30 at 10AM EDT (register here).

Hope you can join me as we explore the bright future for healthcare management leadership.