MARINA DEL REY, Calif., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network is pleased to announce HPN and its family of medical groups have received the prestigious rank of Elite Status of Excellence for medical care from the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) 2011 Standards of Excellence Survey.
HPN received Elite Status of Excellence for its medical groups in all categories including Care Management Practices, Health Information Technology, Accountability and Transparency and Patient Centered care in the 2011 Standards of Excellence Survey.
"The Elite Status of Excellence from CAPG's 2011 Standards of Excellence Survey is very meaningful to me and all of us who work so hard at HPN to provide the utmost in quality care for our 700,000 patients," said Dr. Merkin. "I congratulate all our team members at HPN who strive to give their best each and every day, thank you."
"Physician groups like Heritage are setting the example for how to improve the delivery of care in a cost-effective way. Their Elite ranking illustrates a true commitment to making the necessary investments in the infrastructure of patient care and we commend them for it," said Donald Crane, president and CEO of the California Association of Physician Groups.
HPN's family of medical groups including Affiliated Doctors of Orange County, Sierra Medical Group, Regal Medical Group, Lakeside Medical, Lakeside Community Healthcare, Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, High Desert Medical Group, Heritage Physician Network, Greater Covina Medical Group, Desert Oasis Healthcare, California Desert IPA, California Coastal Physician Network, Bakersfield Family Medical Group received Elite Status in all categories.
Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of health care delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN develops programs and services that are responsive to the healthcare needs of today's patient. HPN designs its networks to offer patients a comprehensive range of medical care in convenient locations. It organizes and manages medical groups and independent practice associations, integrating with hospitals and ancillary care providers. This system represents a workable, successful business model that has been duplicated with medical groups, IPAs and medical facilities throughout California. HPN is dedicated to quality, affordable health care and putting patients' wellness first. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)
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