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Eagle Award

Eagle AwardEach year, the NCAHC recognizes both an individual and/or an organization or employer who has demonstrated compelling vision, leadership and excellence in their commitment to improving health outcomes in North Carolina communities.

If you would like to nominate someone or an organization for our Eagle award, please download this form and submit it to info@ncahc.org

2011 Organization Winner: CaroMont Health Gastonia, NC2014 Organization Winner: Triad Care, Greensboro, NC.

The 2014 organizational recipient is Triad Care of Greensboro, NC. Triad Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive wellness programs and medication therapy management services to employer groups throughout North Carolina.

Most of the cost of healthcare today relates to chronic illness and the inefficiencies so often present in patient care, communication and compliance. Triad Care works with employers to provide healthcare concierge services that achieve substantial reductions in healthcare costs by implementing a best-in-class medication therapy management combined with personal, comprehensive wellness education and individualized support. Their company name is derived from the essential triad of patient, Triad Care provider and primary care provider.

Triad Care assigns experienced, professional nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and certified wellness coaches to work directly with employees. Triad Care’s healthcare providers work in conjunction with each participant’s primary care provider, improving communication, patient education, monitoring and clinical outcomes.

By serving as a healthcare concierge to companies and individuals alike, Triad Care has earned a reputation as a leading innovator in personalized health that also cares for the bottom line.


2014 Individual Winners: Rebecca Burkholder & Seth Dearmin2014 Individual Winners: Rebecca Burkholder & Seth Dearmin

The 2014 individual recipients are Rebecca Burkholder of the National Consumers League and Seth Dearmin of Nexus Strategies. They were both integral members of the team focusing on medication adherence in Raleigh, North Carolina as part of NCAHC's commitment to a national campaign called Script Your Future.

Most of the cost of healthcare today relates to chronic illness and the inefficiencies so often present in patient care, communication and adherence. The Script Your Future campaign is a multi-year effort to raise awareness of the importance of medication adherence nationally and in six pilot cities – including Raleigh, North Carolina. Launched nationally in 2011, Seth Dearmin of Nexus Strategies was the local field organizer responsible for the Raleigh area working with NCAHC to help make this program a success.

Some key highlights of the initiative show:

  • Better medication management - Twenty One percent of those taking medications in Raleigh, North Carolina report managing medications better than they did at the campaign's outset..
  • Increase in communication with pharmacists - Patients in Raleigh reported a 19% drop in the times a pharmacist failed to ask if they had any problems taking their medications. The corresponding figure of interest was the increase in amount of times a pharmacist asked patients if they had any problems with their medication. Prior to the campaign only 25% of patients cited this happening "every time" while in fall 2013 33% of the respondents report this happening "every time," a 6% increase!
  • Helpful tools - Patients in Raleigh see conversations with health care professionals, question lists and medicine charts as helpful in adhering to medications.

The Script Your Future effort in Raleigh will now transition to the North Carolina Alliance for Healthy Communities and they will attempt to grow the initiative on a statewide basis. Rebecca Burkholder of the National Consumers League was also recognized as a 2014 Eagle Award recipient for her continued support of this effort and will now play a key advisor role in the project going forward.


2013 Organization Winner: Moose Pharmacy, Concord, NC2013 Organization Winner: Moose Pharmacy, Concord, NC

The 2013 recipient is Moose Pharmacy based in Concord, NC. With the goal of improving adherence in the community, Moose Pharmacy has established the "Moose Pharmacy Medication Management Adherence Program (MooseMAP)" designed to synchronize and package medications in order to help patients better manage their health. Pharmacy staff collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure that patients receive the best pharmacotherapy regimens possible. The program is free to all patients and aims to improve patient outcomes through increased adherence, prescription cost reduction, pharmacist counseling, home visits, medication reconciliation, and improved continuity of care.

Moose Pharmacy has dedicated training, resources and commitment to areas of professional service, community service, patient care and educational development. Moose Pharmacy takes their commitment of improving patient's health to a heightened level by not only offering traditional dispensing services, but also by helping patients find the best management strategies through specialized educational programs. Moose Pharmacy has pharmacists trained extensively in medication therapy management to ensure that each patient is on the most cost-effective, appropriate medication regimen.


2011 Individual Winner: Tom Bauer MBA, RT®, HFA, Novant Health2011 Individual Winner: Tom Bauer MBA, RT®, HFA, Novant Health
Tom Bauer has lead Novants strategic efforts around “Voice and Choice.” This strategic element is designed to advance Novant Health’s partnership with the patient in terms of providing them with more of a voice (literally and figuratively) in their care. Novant has implemented Ask Me 3™ and Teach Back method to help patients improve their understanding of their diagnosis, their understanding of their treatment plan and the importance of understanding their treatment plan. Over 17,000 staff members in Novant Health systems hospital had been trained at the time of this award with plans to train an additional 13,000 in the medical groups.

2011 Organization Winner: CaroMont Health Gastonia, NC2011 Organization Winner: CaroMont Health Gastonia, NC
CaroMont Health's goal is to slow the continual increase in chronic incidence amongst employees through nutrition, exercise/activity, smoking cessation and stress reduction initiatives. Their Health wellness strategy included incorporating employee wellness goals into corporate goals, establishing incentives for healthy behaviors, redesigning the health benefit structure, offering clinical health risk assessments to employees and changing the philosophy of food service management from one of sales to one of health.

2010 Individual: Pam Seamans, Executive Director, NC Alliance for Health2010 Individual: Pam Seamans, Executive Director, NC Alliance for Health
Pam is a visionary. She was one of the founding members of the NC Alliance for Health in 2002 and has worked to bring diverse partners together to work collaboratively to achieve strong public health policy change in North Carolina.


2010 Organization: The American Heart Association2010 Organization: The American Heart Association
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. With this being the mission, the AHA has committed vast resources to fight heart disease in North Carolina in the form of both educational campaigns and also research investments.


2009: Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center2009: Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center
Award Accepted by: Bonnie Britton, Telehealth Network Clinical Director/Development Director Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center's (RCCHC) mission is to improve the health status of the under-served and indigent individuals in northeastern NC through enhancing access to quality health care.

2008: KDI Health Solutions, Clinical Services Division of Kerr Drug, Inc.2008: KDI Health Solutions, Clinical Services Division of Kerr Drug, Inc.
Award accepted by: Tasha Michaels PharmD - Clinical Coordinator, Mark Gregory - Vice President of Pharmacy and Government Relations, Rebecca Chater - Director of Clinical Services, Gretchen Jenkins PharmD- Clinical Coordinator. The mission of KDI Health Solutions (KHS) is to optimize healthcare outcomes related to cost, quality, and access, through market leadership in the delivery of quality, innovative, community-based clinical pharmacy services.

2007: Poe Center for Health Education2007: Poe Center for Health Education
Award accepted by: Jack Frost, Board of Directors President, 2006-2007 - Ann L. Rollins, Board of Directors President, 2006-2007 - Kim Raynor, Vice President of Business Development. The Poe Center specializes in developing programs for North Carolina's youth to address health concerns such as childhood obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy food choices, tooth decay, drug and alcohol abuse, unintentional injuries and teen pregnancy.

2006: Novant Health2006: Novant Health
Award accepted by: Jill Black, Manager, Clinical Services Improvements in diabetes and CV care in a provider based setting.

2005: MaryAnn E. Black, MSW, LCSW2005: MaryAnn E. Black, MSW, LCSW
Individual lifetime contributions to the healthcare community...particularly with addressing healthcare disaparities.

2005: Guilford Child & Adult Health2005: Guilford Child & Adult Health
Award accepted by: Brian Ellerby, Executive Director Addressing improved quality of care in a community based setting.

2004: NC Prevention Partners2004: NC Prevention Partners
Award accepted by: Meg Malloy, Executive Director Preventive health initiatives focused around smoking cessation, weight management and exercise.

 

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