I am pleased to announce that the “Sun Health: Innovative Partnerships for Community Health” program presented at the Care Continuum Alliance Forum 12 Annual Education Conference was selected to receive the Outstanding Leadership in Population Health Award. The recognition was one of five awarded at the Conference and was part of the Collaborative Strategies Series.
Jennifer Drago and I presented the unique pathways of population health management provided through the Sun Health Enterprise and reviewed the community-based health and wellness strategy developed in partnership with the local Banner Medical Centers and other care providers. Jennifer impressed the judges with the Care Transitions program results and how the Medication Management program has complemented this important service with its substantial reduction in hospital readmission rates among Medicare age patients.
Forum 12 included 25 peer-reviewed education sessions judged by a group of experts including health care executives, researchers, clinicians and consultants from a variety of health, government and educational backgrounds. The other tracks included: Advancing Wellness, Innovations in Care, Expanding the Evidence and Measuring Value.
Representing more than 200 organizations and individuals, the Care Continuum Alliance (CCA) works collaboratively with stakeholders along the continuum of care to improve the health of populations. Through advocacy, research and education, CCA champions population-based strategies to improve care quality and value, reduce preventable costs and improve quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions.
I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire Care Transitions team for building and supporting a successful program with superior measurable results.
Additional details on this award are available on the Care Continuum Alliance website by clicking here.
Ron Guziak, Sun Health President and CEO