January 13, 2016 – Chicago-based executive search firm CES Partners, Ltd. has been selected by the Washington, D.C., area Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer.
The announcement was made by Daniel J. West Jr., PhD, chair of the CAHME board of directors, following the notice that current president and CEO, Dr. Margaret Schulte, will retire later this spring.
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected to search for a successor for Dr. Schulte,” said Barry R. Cesafsky, president and founder of CES Partners, who will be heading the assignment. “We are honored to be recognized by an organization whose purpose is to evaluate quality.”
The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education 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.
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CES Partners has been serving hospitals, health systems, senior services and other healthcare related organizations since its founding in 2001. The 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