Brown & Toland Physicians Named "Elite" Medical Group for Eighth Consecutive Year

Jun 19, 2014, 14:50 ET from Brown & Toland Physicians

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown & Toland Physicians achieved the highest possible "elite" status in the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) Standards of Excellence survey of nationwide physician groups for the eighth year in a row. The San Francisco independent practice association has earned the top-tier ranking since the association began evaluating medical groups in 2006.

The Standards of Excellence survey is a voluntary self-assessment of how well-equipped and structured physician groups are at delivering excellent patient experiences, improved population health and increased affordability. Results are based on performance in the following six categories:

  • Care management practices
  • Health information technology
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Patient-centered care
  • Group support of advanced primary care
  • Administrative and financial capability

"This recognition is a reflection of Brown & Toland Physicians' high standards of providing quality care to patients," said Richard Fish, CEO of Brown & Toland Physicians. "We have a heritage of clinical excellence and we continue to implement innovative programs and approaches that transform the way our physicians care for patients."

"Brown & Toland Physicians' is focused on preventative measures and care management programs to ensure our patients get the care they need and in the appropriate setting," said Andrew Snyder, M.D., chief medical officer at Brown & Toland. "Our results, as demonstrated by many of our Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives, show we can favorably impact the total cost of care, achieve quality outcomes, and deliver patient-centered care.

CAPG is the nation's largest trade association of physician organizations. Its annual Standards of Excellence survey assesses how well medical groups meet the expectations of health care purchasers and patients. It focuses on tools and processes that improve affordability and the patient experience.

For more information about the survey and results, visit

About Brown & Toland Physicians
Founded in 1992, Brown & Toland Physicians is a leading network of independent doctors focused on delivering personalized, high quality, and affordable healthcare to the San Francisco Bay Area. Brown & Toland's 1,500 physicians, who care for more than 300,000 HMO and PPO patients, are dedicated to improving care through a number of patient-centered programs and use electronic tools to coordinate and deliver care. The group is leading the way forward in healthcare with its patient-centered medical home, My Health Medical Group, and by participating in multiple accountable care projects, such as the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model. To learn more, visit

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