September 19, 2019
News in 2009

07-07-20092008-2009 Annual Reports Posted

The ABHES Annual Report is ready for your completion! Please visit, FORMS, Annual Report, to download the 2008-2009 Annual Report and applicable forms.  Institutions and programs accredited by ABHES are required to submit the completed Annual Report, including all required documentation, both on CD-Rom or Flash Drive and one hard copy. All information is due on or before Friday, October 30, 2009.  No extensions for submission will be granted. Again, please save all documents to a CD-Rom or Flash Drive as “JPG, TIP, or Microsoft-Compatible” files to ensure that all documents are legible and organized.  If the documents are scanned...More


07-02-2009ABHES Accreditation Manual, 16th Edition

MEMORANDUM On behalf of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), I am pleased to announce that the Accreditation Manual, 16th edition, has been finalized, effective January 1, 2010, and is attached and posted at Those institutions or programs undergoing site visits during the first cycle of 2010, and completing the Self-Evaluation Report due this year, will be evaluated based upon the current standards they followed for completion of the Self Evaluation Report. However, it is the expectation of ABHES that over the next six months all currently accredited institutions and programs will work diligently toward full compliance with...More


06-11-2009New Website Launches

ABHES BULLETIN The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned Website!  The new Website features expanded content and is fully searchable with an array of user-friendly tools.  Our online visitors, member schools and programs, will now experience a more vibrant and seamless view of ABHES and its services.  In addition, the site provides visitors with a number of improvements, including ● Navigation that allows web pages to work in consistent ways through an intelligent search to looking for and know where they are within the website.  ● Searchable directory of institutions and schools by program,...More


05-18-2009Workshops & Joint Accrediting Agency Reception

ABHES BULLETIN As a reminder, the following ABHES workshops are being held prior to the Career College Association (CCA) Convention at the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort, Orlando, Florida: THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 Initial Accreditation Workshop (9am-5pm) Renewal Accreditation Workshop (9am-5pm) FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009 Surgical Technology Programmatic Evaluator Training & Assessment Workshop (8am – 12pm) Team Leader Evaluator Training Workshop (1pm-5pm) SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2009 Revised Accreditation Manual Orientation Session (effective January 2010) (9am – 1pm) Joint Accrediting Agency Reception (5pm to 7pm) The Joint Accrediting Agency Reception on Saturday, June 13, has become a much anticipated annual event. This complimentary reception provides an opportunity for representatives from ABHES-accredited institutions and programs...More


05-15-2009Northwest Career Colleges Federation

ABHES BULLETIN The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) will participate in the Northwest Career Colleges Federation’s (NCCF) annual conference on June 3-4, 2009, at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. Events ABHES will participate in include: Wednesday, June 3, 10am – 12pm (no fee or registration required) ∙ Overview of the revised Accreditation Manual ∙ Group and individual meetings with ABHES The revised Accreditation Manual, including policies, procedures, and standards, is effective for applications made January 1, 2010, and after. Soon to undergo final editing, the revised Accreditation Manual is expected to be posted in late June. Preview the key revisions to the accreditation...More


05-01-2009Employment Trends and Responsibilities

We are all too familiar with the economic decline and the heart-wrenching, life- altering affects it has had throughout the country. As an agency accrediting institutions and programs preparing individuals for careers in numerous health care fields, ABHES too is concerned despite the employment outlook in health care careers overall. As an educator or administrator you have likely seen the positive outcome to the economic decline for your programs, which has resulted in a heightened number of individuals enrolling in need of retraining. This positive outcome however could be impaired with another probable result of the economic decline; namely, a decreased...More


04-30-2009Flu Bulletin

News and updates on the Swine flu (now referred to as “H1N1 flu”), is changing minute by minute. To assist our accredited members’ staff and students in preventing this disease from spreading at campuses, we are offering the following helpful tips and preventive measures for you to share to lower the risk of contracting the disease: 1. Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. 2. Wash your hands properly: • Wet your hands with warm water and apply soap. • Rub your hands together for...More


04-27-2009Commissioner Appointments and Elections

On April 26, 2009, the Commission reappointed Michael Covone, M.Ed, RT (R) CT, to a second, three-year term beginning July 1, 2009, to the position of Appointed Seat 2 – Educator in a Specialty Area.  Mr. Covone serves as Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport Pennsylvania with specialty in radiologic science and distance education.  The Commission also elected the following officers for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2009: Chair Guy Euliano, President, Tri-State Business Institute, Erie, Pennsylvania Vice Chair Michael Covone, MEd, RT (R) CT, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pennsylvania Secretary Linda Swisher, EdD, Sarasota, Florida (Retired) Treasurer Florence Tate, President Emeritus, Potomac College,...More


04-16-20097th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We are pleased to announce that the 7th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education hosted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) will be held February 10-12, 2010, at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  More details including the preliminary program and registration form coming soon! Given the overwhelming success of our 2009 Conference and your feedback, the 2010 conference has a new extended format which promises more breakout sessions with dynamic speakers that feature topics of most interest and benefit to your institution, and more quality time to spend with exhibitors...More


04-08-2009New Appointment to ABHES Commission

Randall J. Nikola, President of Healing Mountain Massage School, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been appointed to the Commission of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) in a recently vacated ownership representative position.  Mr. Nikola is a Licensed Massage Therapist and is the Past President of the Utah Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association.  He has worked actively with ABHES as a volunteer on site visits, both as a massage therapy specialist and team leader.  Mr. Nikola’s replacement term runs through June 30, 2010.  We welcome Mr. Nikola to ABHES!  If you would like to view the entire...More


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