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October 21, 2003

Contact: Carl Graziano
Director, Strategic Communications
(202) 737-5781

DMAA Announces Recipients of its 2003 Recognizing Excellence Awards Program

WASHINGTON, DC—The Disease Management Association of America (DMAA) announced the recipients of its 5th Annual Recognizing Excellence Awards Program on October 13th at its Annual Awards Banquet sponsored by American Healthways. The Awards Banquet, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Chicago in conjunction with DMAA's Annual Disease Management Leadership Forum, honored the following individuals and companies for their leadership in the field of disease management. Awards were presented by The Recognizing Excellence Awards Program Committee Co-Chairs, William Popik, M.D. of Aetna and Mark Santry of GlaxoSmithKline. Congresswoman Nancy Johnson [R-CT] received the President's Award at a special ceremony held during the conference's afternoon plenary session. In presenting the Association's top award to Congresswoman Johnson, DMAA President, Robert Stone of American Healthways noted her longstanding leadership and dedication to helping Americans suffering from chronic disease live better lives.

Alfred B. Lewis President's Award
Congresswoman Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.)

Karen Coughlin Individual Leadership in Disease Management
Victor Villagra, MD Health & Technology Vector, Inc.

Comprehensive Disease Management Company

American Healthways Health Plan Leadership Award
Kaiser Permanente

Best Application of Behavior Change Principles in Disease Management
Health Management Corporation

Best DM Program—MCO
Aetna's CHF Healthy Outlook Program

Best DM Program—PPO
Great-West Healthcare

Best DM Program—Medicaid
McKesson Health Solutions

Best DM Program—Medicare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield & Pacificare

Best DM Program—Military
Health Systems 90th Medical Group

Best Enabling Tool for Disease Management
Alere Medical, Inc.
Health Dialog
FutureHealth Corp.

Best Pharma Industry Disease Management Program

Best Collaboration in Disease Management
Saint Francis PHO

Best International Disease Management Program
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Health Management Corporation (HMC) Best Provider Engagement Initiative Award
IHC Health Plans

Best Journal Article on Disease Management
Ian Duncan

Pfizer Health Solutions e-Health Leadership Award
VISN8 Home and Community Care Service Line, Department of Veterans Affairs

Based in Washington, D.C., the Disease Management Association of America is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization, founded in March of 1999, which represents all aspects of the disease management community. For more information, please visit www.dmaa.org.


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