Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good Work Dr. Markowitz!

We would like to congratulate North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System (LIJ) for being chosen as the 2010 NQF National Quality Healthcare Award winner for providing high-quality, transparent, patient-centered healthcare. The award is given annually to what the NQF regards as an exemplary healthcare organization that serves as a role model for achieving meaningful, sustainable quality improvement in healthcare.

Our very own Dr. Walter Markowitz (Adjunct Faculty at SJC) was instrumental in writing the application for this award! Great work Dr. Markowitz!

Friday, February 12, 2010

ACHCA Education Partnership: Discounts for Our Students

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (SJC) and the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) have formed an educational partnership that makes any of our students who are ACHCA members eligible for special pricing discounts. The initial SJC application fee ($50) is waived and they receive a minimum $50 discount per course on all online and summer session courses. Course discounts go up as the number of ACHCA members taking SJC courses goes up. If you are an ACHCA member already, you qualify for these discounts. If not a member, explore the various membership categories at Be sure to identify yourself as a member of ACHCA when you speak with your Academic Advisor.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Article published in Advance for LTC

John Pratt (on right in the picture), Assistant Program Director, recently authored – at the request of the Editors – an article in ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management. The article, “Convenient, efficient and effective, online training is an easy way to improve professional, technical and managerial skills” was designed to make long-term care administrators aware of the education and training options available to them through online offerings.
Although the article outlines both college and non-college options for online education and training, and he was not allowed to mention SJC by name in the article, it clearly leads potential students to programs such as ours.