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News in 2010
 


05-10-2010ABHES 8th Annual Conference

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!   The 8TH Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education February 9-11, 2011 We are pleased to announce that the ABHES Annual Conference will be held February 9-11, 2011, at the New Orleans Marriott in the infamous French Quarter.  This luxurious New Orleans hotel is located in the French Quarter, just steps from Bourbon Street, the Convention Center, downtown business district and iconic Big Easy attractions. Fresh from a recent $38 million renovation, the Marriott New Orleans French Quarter Hotel includes a new lobby with stylish wine bar, Starbucks Coffee Shop, gift shop and convenient bell and concierge stands. It is...More

 



04-27-2010N.W. Federation Conference

ABHES BULLETIN April 27, 2010 ABHES to Participate in N.W. Career Colleges Federation Conference The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) will participate in the accrediting agency session on Wednesday, June 16, 1-3pm, sponsored by the Northwest Career Colleges Federation at its annual conference.  The conference is being held June 16-18, 2010, at the Hilton Hotel, Portland, Oregon (503.226.1611).  Additional information on the conference can be found at www.nwcareercolleges.org. Michael White, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, will discuss the new accreditation standards and review their application to institution and to programs seeking ABHES accreditation.  Mr. White will also discuss state regulation of...More

 



04-13-2010April Updates

ABHES BULLETIN April 13, 2010 Remaining Accreditation Workshops in 2010  The following is a list of accreditation workshops being held for the remainder of the year.  As a reminder, for institutions and programs seeking a new (initial) grant of accreditation, and for institutions seeking a renewed grant of accreditation, the Commission mandates that a representative from each campus attend the accreditation workshop prior to submission of the Self-Evaluation Report (SER) and within one year of grant expiration for currently accredited institutions. Other workshops are also scheduled (e.g., evaluator training, program effectiveness plan) and can be found by visiting www.abhes.org and click the 2010...More

 



04-06-2010Final Dental Assisting Program-Specific Standards

MEMORANDUM April 6, 2010 Following a series of three calls for public comment and consideration of these comments, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has approved as final the Dental Assisting Program-Specific standards. To this end, the ABHES Commission sincerely appreciates the hard work of the Dental Assisting Advisory Committee and the Standards Review Committee. The Dental Assisting standards, including a Summary of Distinctions between DA I and DA II, are attached as included in the Accreditation Manual, 16th Edition which is effective July 1, 2010. Attachments: Dental Assisting Summary of Distinctions Dental Assisting I Dental Assisting II...More

 



03-16-2010Program Specialists in Demand

MEMORANDUM   The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) continuously seeks program specialists to ensure a continued pool of qualified and trained individuals to serve on site visit teams.  Educators and practitioners in numerous health care disciplines are in demand, including: Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) Dental Assisting (DA) Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Medical Assisting (MA) Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI) Nursing Pharmacy Technology (PT) Radiologic Technology (RT) Surgical Technology (ST) Practitioners are most in demand for the three fields ABHES accredits programmatically (MA, MLT, and ST).  Part-time or evening faculty may practice during the day and program directors, faculty, and externship or placement coordinators are urged to use their contacts...More

 



03-15-2010Commissioner Appointment Results

Commissioner Appointment Results   Congratulations to Terry Humphrey and John (Jack) Yena on their recent appointment to the ABHES Commission. Ms. Humphrey returns for her second, three-year term and Mr. Yena begins his first, three-year term. Both new terms begin July 1, 2010. Terry Humphrey has been a practicing surgical technologist since 1986. She is employed by Baptist Medical Center South, Jacksonville, Florida, and is responsible for the coordination of equipment used, scheduling, and overseeing staff for surgical services sterile processing area.  Ms. Humphrey previously held the position of supervisor of the Sterile Processing Department for the same hospital and has also served...More

 



03-11-2010Commission Actions - March

MEMORANDUM The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) recently took a number of actions as described below. These actions are separated by final revisions to accreditation requirements (those affecting accreditation standards distributed for comment in January) and glossary definitions, and a request for comment on proposed revisions to accreditation standards. Comments on the proposals are due April 15, 2010.  Final revisions to accreditation standards and Glossary of Definitions (Attachments 1-4) apply to the Accreditation Manual, 16th Edition, and are effective July 1, 2010. The effective date of proposed changes (Attachment 5), if and when approved, will be determined by the Commission at...More

 



03-08-2010California Law

MEMORANDUM March 8, 2010 As you are aware, on January 1, 2010, The California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009 (Act) took effect implementing new state regulations for private postsecondary institutions in California. The new Act contains provisions for approval by accreditation and with that approval the ability for institutions to make substantive changes as outlined in California Education Code section 94896. Keep in mind that in order for institutions to become approved by accreditation the institution must apply; this is not an automatic process. When an institution applies for approval by means of accreditation they need to submit a “certification" from ABHES that...More

 



02-18-2010Commissioner Election Results

Congratulations to Jim Buffington and Randy Nikola! Name: Jim Buffington Position:  President, Career Networks Institute, Costa Mesa, California Jim currently serves as an ABHES commissioner, having been appointed to complete the term of a previously elected commissioner.  He is active in the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools, having served as its president.  Jim oversees the daily operation of Career Networks Institute and owns another institution specializing in cosmetology, both of which were founded by he and his wife. Name: Randall Nikola Position:   President and Director, Healing Mountain Massage School, Utah Randy currently serves as an ABHES commissioner, having been appointed to complete the term of...More

 



02-16-20102010 Conference Highlights

Please click below document for highlights from the 2010 ABHES National Conference on Allied Health Education: 2010 Conference Highlights Please click below for PowerPoint presentations from the 2010 ABHES National Conference on Allied Health Education: Developing an Effective Program Needs Analysis Developing a Program Effectiveness Plan Federal Potpourri - The New Student Loan Paradigm, HEOA Regulatory Compliance, the Latest Round of Federal Negotiated Rulemaking, and Health Care Legisation Too  ...More

 


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