CCNC's Healthcare Quality Awards Recognize Outstanding Individuals and Medical Practices

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Winners go above and beyond to provide highest-quality care for patients

Community Care of North Carolina

Community Care of North Carolina

CCNC wishes to recognize the tremendous efforts being made by local care managers and participating practices. It’s clear that exceptional healthcare delivery is happening in cities and town all across our state.

Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) has named 10 recipients for its 2014 Healthcare Quality Awards. The inaugural awards recognize exceptional performance in a variety of categories, including patient service and education, health care analytics, effective collaboration on a multi-disciplinary team and improving access to care in rural areas.

“We are proud to honor people who work hard each day to improve the quality of care for their patients,” said L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD, President and CEO of CCNC. “These award recipients demonstrate exemplary dedication to caring for North Carolina’s needy populations and have made their local communities better places to live. CCNC wishes to recognize the tremendous efforts being made by local care managers and participating practices. It’s clear that exceptional healthcare delivery is happening in cities and town all across our state.”

This year’s winners hail from across the state and represent a wide range of specialties. Congratulations to the 2014 recipients:

  •     Kathy Poling, RN, MA, ACM, Asheville
  •     Cheryl Batchelor, ANP-BC, RN, Pinehurst
  •     Jamie Philyaw, MSW, Raleigh
  •     Sherry Dills, RN, CCM, Franklin
  •     Julie Pohlman, CSAC, Terrell
  •     Stephen Hsieh, MD, Lexington
  •     Hot Springs Health Program, Marshall
  •     Batish Family Medicine, Leland
  •     Wilmington Health Pediatrics, Wilmington
  •     Columbus Pediatrics and Adolescent Care, Whiteville

Nominations were reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges including Robin Cummings, MD, DHHS Deputy Secretary for Health Services and State Medicaid Director, CCNC Central Office leadership and CCNC Network leaders. Recipients will be recognized by the North Carolina Community Care Networks, Inc. Board of Directors during an Awards Luncheon on Dec. 3 in Raleigh. For more information on the Healthcare Quality Awards, visit CCNC’s website.

CCNC 2014 Healthcare Quality Awards Panel of Judges

  •     L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD, Community Care of North Carolina, Inc.
  •     Robin Cummings, MD, NC Department of Health and Human Services
  •     Tork Wade, Community Care of North Carolina, Inc.
  •     Lynn Perrin, Network Manager, Community Health Partners (Gastonia, NC)
  •     James Cooke, MD, Clinical Director Community Care of Southern Piedmont (Concord, NC)

About Community Care of North Carolina
CCNC is a community-based, public-private partnership that takes a population management approach to improving health care and containing costs for North Carolina’s most vulnerable populations. CCNC creates “medical homes” in all 100 counties for Medicaid beneficiaries, individuals that are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, privately-insured employees and uninsured people. To learn how CCNC saves North Carolina millions of dollars every year, visit http://ccnccares.com/. For more information, visit our website, http://www.communitycarenc.org.

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