Today, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine announced that the initial accreditation of their fully online Master’s in Health Administration by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) makes it the first and only CAHME-accredited program of its kind in New England and the northeast.

"This accreditation process provided an opportunity to show both the inner workings of our programs and our teamwork, especially between faculty and student," said Kevin Harrington, the Program Director of Health Administration Programs at Saint Joseph's College. "The outcome is a prospective curriculum that provides the foundation for healthcare professionals to truly be ready to make a difference in the lives of the patients and communities they serve."

Jim Dlugos, President, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine added, “Accreditation is always the result of a lot of hard work - and always a milestone to celebrate. But the CAHME accreditation of our MHA program is extra special, because it distinguishes ours as the first and only 100% online MHA program in New England to receive this status. It’s a testament to the quality of our faculty, curriculum, and student experience - all of which elevate our online MHA.”

“CAHME's mission is to advance the quality of healthcare management education globally.  CAHME-accredited programs have successfully navigated a complex and careful accreditation process managed by experts in the study and practice of healthcare management,” said Dr. Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of CAHME. “The program meets rigorous standards set by leading academics and practitioners. We recognize their commitment to the field.”

About CAHME 

Since 1968, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) has served the public interest by advancing the quality of healthcare management education globally. CAHME accredits 141 academic programs in management which has broadly been defined to include healthcare quality and safety, and population health. CAHME works with leading academic programs and numerous healthcare practitioners to ensure that graduates entering the healthcare field have undergone an educational process meeting rigorous, measurable standards for effectiveness. The result is a formal academic education focusing on key competencies, plus practical experiences. This enables new graduates to quickly add value to an organization and grow into future leaders. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a graduate degree in healthcare management. For more information, visit