In the June 2012 Issue
Welcome New Sponsors
NBSTA Recognition
AMA Health Care Careers Directory
Open Hearings Scheduled
From the President
New CAAHEP Board
Smith Receives Exceptional Service Award
Thank You for Your Service
Accreditation Actions
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CAAHEP Blog - New Entry June 2012

Welcome New Sponsors

At the 2012 Annual Meeting, the Commission voted to approve the following new sponsors.   

American Society of Clinical Pathology


American Society for Cytotechnology


College of American Pathologists


International Association of Fire Fighters


 Visit Our Sponsors Page



NBSTSA Recognizes
CAAHEP Accredited Programs 

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) has accept-ed the Annual Report submission of the ARC/STSA, one of CAAHEP's Committees on Accreditation, and has sustained the CAAHEP ARC/STSA's recognition status as an approved programmatic accrediting organization. This status assures that graduates of a CAAHEP-accredited program in Surgical Technology will be eligible to take the national CST or CSFA exam. To find a CAAHEP-accredited surgical assisting or surgical technology program, please conduct a search on the CAAHEP website.



AMA Health Care Careers Directory Available Soon

The new 2012-2013 edition of the Health Care Careers Directory, from the American Medical Association (AMA), will be available soon. This all-new and updated edition is organized to make it easy for students, career counselors, and program directors to quickly find the information they're seeking, sorted into 19 categories.





Open Hearings Scheduled

Open Hearings for the proposed

Standards and Guidelines for the 
Accreditation of Educational Programs in Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography 
Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Kinesiotherapy

are scheduled for  
July 20, 2012 
Bally's Hotel 
3645 Las Vegas Blvd South 
Las Vegas, NV 
Hearings begin at 5:15 PM (PDT)
To review the proposed Standards and submit comments, please visit the



From the President
Hugh Bonner, PhD, FASAHP

As we know well, these are turbulently changing times for higher education generally and specialized accreditation specifically. The state and federal legislatures, institutional accreditors, US Department of Education and CHEA each are weighing in with recommenda-tions, often conflicting and ambiguous in nature, that impact CAAHEP and each Committee on Accreditation. The renowned management consultant Peter Drucker pointed out that to survive in a world of change, we must embrace ambiguity, fill gaps of understanding with creativity, and rethink the entire organization. In a changing world, we cannot continue doing what we have always done, or we will become the 21st century dinosaur unable to adapt. To survive, we need to continually recruit new leaders from among the Commissioners to serve on the CAAHEP Board. Pulitzer Prize winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, noted in her biography of Abraham Lincoln, A Team of Rivals, that in the turbulent times of the Civil War, Lincoln appointed to his cabinet individuals who were the best and the brightest, who understood their own strengths, and did not fear expressing their views. Some of these appointees ran against Lincoln and wished to defeat him in the future, yet they came together to save the country. We, too, need the best and the brightest to lead CAAHEP, especially as we navigate our way through an era of conflicting demands. As was noted in our Annual Meeting theme, we most definitely are "Flying Through Challenging Skies."




CAAHEP Announces New Board

The 2012-2013 CAAHEP Board of Directors take office on July 1, 2012. Leading the organization as President is Cameron Harris, RPSGT. Cameron is from Rochester, Minnesota, where he is practitioner in the profession of polysomnographic technology. He serves on the Board as the Commissioner for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. 
Kerry Weinberg, MPA, RT(R), RDMS, RCDS, was elected Vice President for the coming year. Kerry is a Program Director at Long Island University in New York.  She is in her second term on the CAAHEP Board, representing the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


Nancy Smith Receives Exceptional Service Award


At its Annual Meeting of Commissioners in San Diego, California, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) presented the CAAHEP Exceptional Service Award to Nancy J. Smith M.S., SCT (ASCP).  Ms. Smith is the Commissioner for the American Society of Cytopathology, a position she has held since 2001, and is a former member of the CAAHEP Board of Directors. 




Thank You for Your Service 
CAAHEP thanks (l to r) Kathleen Jung, Hugh Bonner, and LaCheeta McPherson for their years of service as Commissioners and dedication to CAAHEP for the terms of office that they served on the CAAHEP Board of Directors. The three will finish their terms on the Board and as CAAHEP Commissioners on June 30, 2012. Both LaCheeta and Hugh served CAAHEP as President of the Commission.  The three continue to support CAAHEP in the role of Liaison to Committees on Accreditation.
Accreditation Actions

The following programs achieved CAAHEP accreditation at the May 18, 2012, Board of Directors meeting. Where possible, there are links directly to each program's website.
Correction:  The link to the New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program's Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program was incorrectly noted in the April issue.

Anesthesiologist Assistant


Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Masters)



Case Western Reserve University, Washington, DC (Masters)


Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Baker College of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI (Vascular) (Associate)

Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA (General) (Diploma, Associate)

Southwestern Community College-Sylva, Sylva, NC (General) (Diploma, Associate)


Medical Assisting


Fortis Institute-Erie, Erie, PA (Diploma)

MedTech College-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Associate)

Westwood College - Chicago, Chicago, IL (Diploma)




Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN (Certificate)


Surgical Assisting


University of Cincinnati, Clermont College, Batavia, OH (Certificate)



Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL (Diploma, Associate)


Surgical Technology


Baker College of Flint, Flint, MI (Associate)

Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH (Certificate, Associate)

Cisco College, Abilene, TX (Certificate)

Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce Campus, Monroeville, PA (Certificate, Associate)

Dover Business College, Clifton, NJ (Diploma)

Fortis College-Richmond, Richmond, VA (Associate)

Fortis Institute-Nashville, Nashville, TN (Diploma)

Franklin Technology Center, Joplin, MO (Certificate)

Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL (Certificate)

Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GA (Diploma)

Indian Capital Technology Center, Stilwell, OK (Diploma)

James Rumsey Technical Institute, Martinsburg, WV (Certificate)

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY (Associate)

Lackawanna College, Towanda, PA (Associate)

Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO (Associate)

Lone Star College-Tomball, Tomball, TX (Certificate)

Maine Medical Center, South Portland, ME (Diploma)

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA (Associate)

National College-Danville, Danville, VA (Associate)

Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY (Associate)

Northeast State Community College, Blountville, TN (Associate)

Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro, GA (Diploma)

Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL (Associate)

Sheridan Technical Center, Hollywood, FL (Certificate)

The University of Akron, Akron, OH (Associate)



Brown Mackie College-Boise, Boise, ID (Associate)

Brown Mackie College-Tulsa, Tulsa, OK (Associate)

Cherokee Nation WW Hastings Hospital, Tahlequah, OK (Certificate)

Concorde Career College-Dallas, Dallas, TX (Diploma)

Concorde Career College-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (Diploma)

Concorde Career Institute-Orlando, Orlando, FL (Diploma)

Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL (Certificate)

Las Positas College, Livermore, CA (Certificate, Associate)

McCann School of Business and Technology - Allentown, Allentown, PA (Associate)

Virginia College-Charleston, North Charleston, SC (Associate)

Virginia College-Columbia, Columbia, SC (Associate)


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