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American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name North Colorado Medical Center Social Service Professional Colorado Health Care Star

AURORA, Colo. – February 19, 2018 – American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association named Emily Fox, Licensed Social Service Professional, Supervisor, with North Colorado Medical Center, as a Colorado Health Care Star Award winner. This award recognizes Fox as an exceptional health care professional.

Colorado Health Care Stars is a statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge industry professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

Like many organizations in Colorado and across the country, North Colorado Medical Center was challenged with implementing the Pre-Admissions Screening and Resident Review Program (PASSR) last year and Fox was influential in the process.

“Emily was instrumental in the success of implementation of the new Colorado PASSR form this fall,” says Cindy Reiher, Sr. Director of Case Management for the Western Region. “Emily worked with contacts at the state level and conducted training with care coordination team members from 5 Banner Health facilities to prepare staff for a successful transition regarding use of the new expanded form.

Reiher says Emily’s impact spans across many areas of the facility. “She has also been instrumental in 2017 with respect to updating orientation processes and support documentation for new hires to the department.”

“Healthcare professionals like Emily have an immense impact on the improvement of healthcare,” says Michael Rickart, Vice President of Partner Engagement for American Sentinel University. “She exemplifies what it is to be a leader and we are honored to recognize her as a Colorado Health Care Star.”

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Each month the Colorado Hospital Association draws from the pool of nominees and chooses an individual that will be featured the following month on the Colorado Hospital Association Career Center website, receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of American Sentinel University and be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a monetary scholarship toward an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University.

Learn more about American Sentinel University’s online degree programs at or call 866.922.5690.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100,

In June 2016, the Higher Education Commission Board of Trustees voted to grant American Sentinel University the status of candidate for accreditation. Institutions seeking accreditation by HLC are required to complete a period of candidacy before being evaluated for full accreditation. To earn and maintain candidacy, American Sentinel must fully meet the Commission’s Eligibility Requirements and Assumed Practices and demonstrate the capacity to meet all the Criteria for Accreditation within the candidacy period.

Please note, the MBA Healthcare Project-Based program is pending review for inclusion in the university’s programs covered by the Higher Learning Commission designation of candidate for accreditation.

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