CAHME/The Joint Commission Fellowship awarded to Sadie M. Joba at Rush University
The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and The Joint Commission have awarded their first Fellowship Award for Advancing Sustainable Health Care to Sadie M. Joba, a Master of Science (MS) in Health Systems Management candidate at Rush University. Sadie is dedicated to sustainability and envisions a healthcare landscape that prioritizes quality and safety while fostering environmentally responsible practices.
Beginning July 1, 2024, the fellow will be embedded into The Joint Commission’s operations, observing and participating in activities that support quality and safety in hospitals and other healthcare organizations. The fellowship includes:
- Working on initiatives that assist The Joint Commission in meeting its White House/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Sector Pledge to reduce emissions
- Supporting the rollout of Sustainable Healthcare Certification to all U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals
- Learning The Joint Commission’s evaluation process
- Serving as an observer on a CAHME site visit
- Training on CAHME standards and processes
Established in November 2023, the award is a one-year, full-time paid fellowship awarded for advancing sustainable health care. The fellowship was established in recognition that sustainability, a well-educated workforce, and health care quality and safety have a broad and all-encompassing impact on the health of the community.
More information about the fellowship is available at the CAHME website.