Shane Peng, vice president and senior medical director for Sentara Medical Group, has been appointed to the Virginia Center for Health Innovation.

A non-profit established by the commonwealth, the center's mission is to work with interested groups to "accelerate the adoption of value-driven models of wellness and healthcare throughout Virginia."

"The need to create patient-centered medical homes is front-and-center and Virginia is in a position to make great strides in that direction," says Peng.

Peng is board-certified in family medicine and is currently chief quality officer for Sentara Medication Group, which has been working through its "Transformation of Care" initiative to focus on wellness and chronic disease management. Sentara Medical Group currently has 20 physician practices in Hampton Roads certified by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as patient-centered medical homes.

Virginia Center for Health Innovation, www.vahealthinnovation.org.

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