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Healthcare Quality and Safety Programs Receive CAHME Certification

The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education has approved the certification of two Jacksonville University programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science in healthcare quality and safety, and Master of Science in nursing – healthcare quality and safety. CAHME is an interdisciplinary group of educational, professional, clinical and other health sector organizations devoted to quality improvement of education for healthcare. Since 1968, CAHME accreditation has defined the standards for healthcare management education for the world community.

“This certification represents the diligence of our team at Jacksonville University’s department of healthcare quality and safety to create a curriculum to prepare graduates to become sought-after healthcare quality and safety professionals,” said Dr. Mark Tillman, dean of Jacksonville University’s Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. “Our goal is to provide students with the skills needed to serve in healthcare quality and safety leadership and research positions where they will be able to raise clinical excellence and improve health outcomes on a global level.”

Dr. Teri Chenot, department chair for healthcare quality and safety programs at Jacksonville University, has been a long-standing member of CAHME’s Healthcare Quality and Safety Council and will serve as its chair in 2021. She is well-acquainted with the certification process and its significance.

“The attainment of CAHME certification for both our MS-HQS and MSN-HQS programs demonstrates Jacksonville University’s commitment to achieving the highest program standards while on its journey to HQS accreditation,” Chenot said.

In recognition of this accomplishment, CAHME President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Anthony Stanowski had this to say: “CAHME certification of HQS instruction broadens our ability to fulfill our mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education globally. Jacksonville University’s HQS programs are meeting rigorous standards set by leading academic and practitioners. We recognize their commitment to the field.”