MELVILLE, N.Y., -- Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announces Rush University and Rush University Medical Center as the winner of this year's CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Education and Practice. The 2019 CAHME Awards Ceremony, held March 3 in Chicago, Illinois recognized healthcare education and management programs that excel in key areas – showcasing best practices to help educate others and continually build upon initiatives that help advance the industry.

The accrediting body for graduate programs in healthcare management, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) aims to serve the public interest by promoting, evaluating, and improving the quality of healthcare management education. CAHME is an interdisciplinary group of educational, professional, clinical, and other health sector organizations devoted to quality improvement of education for healthcare management and administration professionals. CAHME accreditation establishes the standard of measurement of graduate healthcare management education for the world community.

The Rush University and Rush University Medical Center program was recognized for its expansive view of sustainability that includes diversity, environmental impact, and community involvement. Located in Chicago, Illinois, Rush University prepares students to become leaders in healthcare through education, community service, research, and diversity initiatives.

"We are thrilled to have Canon Solutions America's support for this award and for our organization," said Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO of CAHME. "We know sustainability is important to Canon Solutions America, as it is to CAHME, and, together, we are working to promote sustainability in healthcare management and education to make a positive impact in this area."

"We are very excited about receiving this award because we know how much it motivates both of us to do even more," said Peter Butler, Chairman, Department of Health Systems Management, Rush University. "Sustainability is at the heart of Rush's overall strategy and to be able to immerse our students so thoroughly in the principles and practices as they begin their careers gives us great optimism that the future is in good hands."

Canon Solutions America served on the judging panel for the Sustainability in Healthcare Education and Practice category and presented the award at the ceremony. Said Peter Kowalczuk, President, Canon Solutions America, "It is with great pride that we recognize the Rush University and Rush University Medical Center for their significant achievements in sustainability, diversity, environmental impact, and community involvement. We are honored to support Rush and CAHME in their commitment to advancing sustainability initiatives not only within healthcare but throughout the broader community."