American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name Community Hospital Practice Administrator a Colorado Health Care Star

Award Recognizes Thomas Bishop as a Health Care Professional Making a Difference

AURORA, Colo. – Aug. 20, 2018 – American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association named Thomas Bishop, Practice Administrator, with Community Hospital, as a Colorado Health Care Star Award winner. This award recognizes Bishop 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 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.

Bishop manages the Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Student Health Center, Community Care of the Grand Valley and Grand Valley ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeons. Bishop was instrumental in developing the CMU Behavioral Health Program with the CMU administration. The program has been a great success and has helped hundreds of CMU students.

“The partnership between CMU and Community Hospital provides student health services and now allows access to behavioral health services for the CMU student population that previously did not exist,” said John Skillicorn, executive director of physician practices, Community Hospital. “Tom is constantly seeking ways to improve healthcare access and delivery in our community and is an excellent example of a ‘Health Care Star’.”

“Committed healthcare professionals like Thomas are paving the way in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment,” says Michael Rickart, Vice President of Partner Engagement for American Sentinel University. “We’re thrilled our partnership with the Colorado Hospital Association allows us to honor his achievements and to recognize him as a Colorado Health Star.”

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Twelve winners are selected during the program year, awarded with $100 and entered into a drawing for a full-tuition scholarship for an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University.

Learn more about American Sentinel University’s online degree programs at https://www.americansentinel.edu/ 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, M.S. Information Systems Management, 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, www.deac.org

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 four-year 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.

The MBA Healthcare Project-Based program is not included in the programs covered by the Higher Learning Commission designation of candidate for accreditation.

For required student consumer information, please visit https://www.americansentinel.edu/doe.

About Colorado Hospital Association

Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing more than 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHA, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado. Learn more at www.cha.com.

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