Behavioral Health team (left to right)- Winner Will Wenger, Regina Vercilla, Mary Wintruba, Ruth Ann DeFrancesco, Jennifer Conti and Kevin Knaus *Not pictured: Dr. David Rosenthal, Amy Trust, Cheryl Holtzman, Dawna Byrom, Joan Filipiak and Venus Thompson

PITTSBURGH – For the second consecutive year, Gateway HealthSM has earned a prestigious national award at the Dorland Health’s Fifth Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards. Gateway Health was named winner in the Behavioral Health category for its successful Behavioral Health program and received an honorable mention in the Disease Management/Population Health category for its successful Gateway to Lifestyle Management Program.

The Case in Point Platinum Awards Program is a unique program that recognizes the most successful and innovative care management programs that successfully deliver programs that improve healthcare across the continuum of care coordination. The awards were presented this week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  The following is a brief synopsis of the two care management categories for which Gateway was honored:

Winner – Behavioral Health in Managed Care

The Gateway Prospective Behavioral Health Management Program was recognized for improving behavioral health by assisting members with care transitions, treatment adherence, self-management and goal planning.  The model utilized takes a holistic approach to case management and is driven by an assessment encompassing six domains of member wellbeing which include: Behavioral, Economic, Environmental, Medical, Social, and Spiritual considerations.   The assessment is defined as the BEEMSS℠ tool, an acronym for each member focused domain.   The Behavioral Health Management team consisted of a psychiatrist, case managers and utilization managers dedicated to behavioral health.


Photo caption for group two Gateway To Lifestyle Management (left to right) – (GTLM) team Honorable mention Regina Vercilla, Pat Boody, Monica Myers Pat Soltan, Janet Peterson, Jude Lauffer, and Kristina Hahn

Honorable Mention – Disease Management/Population Health in Managed CareThe Gateway to Lifestyle Management Team was recognized for effectively managing populations with chronic medical conditions including asthma, cardiac disease, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and diabetes.

“This award is a testament to our team’s dedication and leadership in the field of care management. I’m so proud of our staff for providing exemplary care that peer organizations can look up to,” stated Janice Prewitt, VP Health Services, Gateway Health.

“Gateway’s ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care management enables us to be consistently recognized by Dorland, a leader in providing healthcare education solutions to those involved in all aspects of patient care. I’m proud to work with these exceptional people who add their personal touch in dealing with members each and every day,” added Patti Darnley, President and CEO, Gateway Health.

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