CES Partners Recruits CEO for CAHME

June 27, 2016 – Chicago-based executive search firm CES Partners has placed Anthony Stanowski as president and chief executive officer of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Dr. Margaret Schulte recently retired as the organization’s president and CEO. Barry Cesafsky, CES Partners president and CEO, led the assignment.

Most recently, Dr. Stanowski served as vice president of Applied Medical Software, where he was responsible for growth and sustainability. Previously, he served as vice president of healthcare industry relations of Aramark Corporation, where among other responsibilities he led Aramark’s research and education partnerships with leading providers, industry associations, and academic institutions. At Aramark, he established and directed the international administrative fellowship program in partnership with the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity.

Dr. Stanowski serves on the boards of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System and American Hospital Association’s committee on governance. He has also held management positions with Thomson Reuters Healthcare Division, Jefferson Health System, Main Line Health and Graduate Health.

“Speaking on behalf of the search committee, we couldn’t be more pleased with both the process and outcome,” said Dan Gentry, PhD, Chair of the CAHME search committee. “The search attracted a pool of highly qualified candidates from practice and academia. The committee is convinced that Dr. Stanowski is the right leader to advance CAHME’s mission and vision into the future.”


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“It was truly a pleasure teaming with the CAHME leadership and staff to help make this such a positive outcome,” said Mr. Cesafsky. “Dr. Stanowski will bring guidance at a key moment in the evolution of CAHME as it positions itself as the preeminent accrediting body in the field. He will truly make a difference.”

CAHME is dedicated to promoting, evaluating, and continuously improving the quality of academic healthcare management education in the U.S. and Canada. It is the only organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to grant accreditation to graduate healthcare management programs. Currently there are 83 accredited programs. CAHME is the resource for the healthcare field in setting, measuring, and authoritatively attesting to the quality of academic education in healthcare management.

CES Partners has been serving hospitals, health systems, senior services and other healthcare related organizations since its founding in 2001. The search firm maintains relationships with two of the nation’s three largest health systems: Providence Health & Services and Catholic Health Systems.

Mr. Cesafsky’s executive search assignments have included CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, CNOs, CIOs, human resource executives, and senior level positions for hospitals, healthcare systems, senior services organizations & retirement communities, medical group practices, professional service firms, foundations and other large vertically-integrated healthcare organizations. He has recently recruited a chief operating officer for Providence Institute for Human Caring as well as an executive director for the Tanner Medical Foundation at Tanner Health.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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