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The CEO's Award is the highest form of recognition for managers within Sentara. Its purpose is to recognize managers who have made significant changes and achieved dramatic improvements in cost savings, revenue growth or quality service standards.

Asthma Management Program Team
 Rhonda Chetney, Ray Darcey, Charlotte Field, Sheila Schubert, Megan Padden, Kathy Zimbro. Not pictured. Randy Axelrod, MD, and Pat Curtis.

Sentara Health Management teamed with Sentara Home Care to develop a strategy to deal with members who had chronic asthma conditions. They enrolled select patients in a program to provide education and support for patients and families. SHM created a special capitated arrangement with Home Health which would guarantee success, concentrating spending on prevention rather than treatment. It is the first and only such program in Hampton Roads. ER costs declined by 8 percent, Primary Care provider costs declined by 24 percent and inpatient admissions declined by 46 percent. The total annual savings generated by these efforts are $486,000.

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