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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/15/2007 3:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 3/15/2007 10:06:51 PM EASTERN
For more information, contact Kelsey Swindler.
CMH Receives First Innovative Solutions Award For Patient Medication Assistance Program
WILMINGTON -- CMH Regional Health System is the first recipient of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s Innovative Solutions Award, created to celebrate unique approaches to clinical or non-clinical hospital process improvements, patient care initiatives, or innovative/creative change projects.

The award was presented recently to CMH representatives at the health council’s 10th annual Solutions Conference and Expo at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.
CMH won for its Patient Medication Assistance Program, which was established in 2005 to coordinate efforts to assist uninsured and underinsured patients in completing applications for medication assistance. Through the program, a volunteer assists patients and physician offices to complete application forms and coordinate the processing of applications and appropriate documentation to pharmaceutical companies. The process utilizes a computer program that tracks application status and dispensed medications.

Each area hospital had the opportunity to submit one project for consideration. The winner and two finalists were selected from a group of 14 projects. The award selection panel primarily considered the project’s level of innovation. Other factors included project applicability, implementation and outcomes.

CMH project team members included Judi Henson, Jim Chroust, Greg Taulbee, Michelle Roth, Dawn Lyon, Pam Fahrubel, Pam Daniel, Mary Ann Foland, Carol Sebert and Bonnie Nicholas.

Please call (937) 283-9964 for more information.