March 19, 1987 |
Abington Memorial Hospital has become the first hospital in Montgomery County to receive accreditation as a trauma center from the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, a nonprofit agency established to monitor trauma centers statewide. To receive accreditation, a center must meet strict criteria established by the foundation, including a surgeon and operating room team standing by, an ability to handle patients from arrival to rehabilitation and a program for continuing education for medical and support staff, according to Carol B. Forrester, foundation director.
November 5, 1986 |
Cheyney University's accreditation crisis, which has caused a significant drop in enrollment at the troubled state university, may be over next month, Cheyney President LeVerne McCummings said yesterday. A college-accrediting team visited the campus in Delaware County last week to help determine whether Cheyney had made sufficient improvements in the last 18 months to retain its accreditation. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency based in Philadelphia, voted in March 1985 to suspend the accreditation pending an appeal by the university.
May 17, 1987 |
Hampton Hospital in Rancocas, which opened its doors in September as the first psychiatric hospital built in New Jersey since 1910, recently received accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. "We are proud that Hampton Hospital has achieved a three-year accreditation, the maximum length of time any facility can be awarded," said Charles A. Dackis, the hospital's medical director. The hospital, located on the Rancocas-Mount Holly Road, received the accreditation after evaluation by a team consisting of a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse and a psychiatric administrator, according to Ed Frye, spokesman for the joint commission.
October 14, 1990 |
Looking for excess fat in an already lean budget, a Morrisville school board member has suggested doing away with accreditation for the middle-senior high school. "I really wonder whether this is worth having," board member John Buckman said Wednesday at a board meeting, questioning the expense of applying for accreditation from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. The school has enjoyed a high rating from the Middle States Association - an independent, nonprofit accrediting agency - for at least 12 years.
January 31, 1988 |
Penncrest High School principal Louis Scott informed the Rose Tree Media school board Thursday night of plans to prepare the high school for its 10- year accreditation evaluation, which the school failed last time. Scott told the board that a steering committee had been appointed and was forming staff committees to address the areas that would be evaluated by representatives of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools during their visit to the school. Those areas are school and community, philosophy and goals, and school facilities.
November 28, 1999 |
After three years of internal audits, the township Police Department is preparing for a review for accreditation by a national nonprofit agency that sets standards for ethical and efficient police work. A regional committee of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will review the department's every move from today until Wednesday. The department is the first in South Jersey to be inspected by the commission. "It helps professionalize the agency," said Lt. Tim Richardson, Burlington Township Police Department spokesman.
November 12, 1987 |
The Upper Dublin school system has become one of only 17 districts in Pennsylvania to win accreditation for all grade levels from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Sandy Run Middle School was formally granted accreditation on Oct. 16 after the independent organization, made up of educators from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York and Delaware, reviewed the school's goals and curriculum. Sandy Run Principal Valerie Mahla said at Monday's school board meeting that representatives of Middle States would return to the school next year to evaluate how it was meeting its five-year goals.
October 15, 1992 |
Ten years ago, when the Upper Dublin School District last sought re- accreditation, district members dusted off a 500-page book filled with multiple-choice questionnaires for faculty and administrators to answer. Today, they're talking to the parents. The Upper Dublin school board is asking at least 58 parents and nine community members to help it prepare an 18-month comprehensive evaluation of the district for an experimental program it has developed to seek re- accreditation with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
March 16, 1989 |
Cheyney University President LeVerne McCummings yesterday called the unconditional renewal of the school's accreditation "absolutely fantastic," saying, "we've worked hard for it and I think we earned it. " Gaining full accreditation marks the end of a tough struggle for the Delaware County college, which was first threatened with losing its accreditation in 1985. "The school has made significant progress to gain that decision," Howard L. Simmons, executive director of the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, said yesterday.
February 4, 1992 |
A Philadelphia-based educational accrediting agency, criticized by the administration for allegedly discriminating against whites and males by requiring diversity on campuses, won an initial battle yesterday to keep its authority to evaluate colleges. A federal advisory committee voted 6-2 to recommend reauthorization of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools for a four-year period, instead of the maximum five years. Members also agreed to require annual reports on any negative evaluations based on the organization's controversial "diversity standard.