MARINA DEL REY, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, is pleased to announce HPN and its family of medical groups received a four star rating across the board for Excellence in Medical Care from the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) 2013 Standards of Excellence Survey. This is the 6th year in a row HPN has achieved Elite Status in the CAPG survey. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)
HPN received the coveted 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. The CAPG survey assesses the basic requirements for healthcare systems in California to deliver healthier patient outcomes and affordability.
"HPN is honored to receive this prestigious recognition," said Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of HPN. "Our teams are dedicated to continually improving care for more than 700,000 members, leading the way for healthier populations nationwide. I congratulate all in the HPN family."
"Heritage Provider Network is a standout in California, consistently meeting our rigid standards of excellence," said Don Crane, President and CEO of CAPG. "I applaud Dr. Merkin and his entire team as they lead the way for the rest of the country providing quality, cost effective healthcare for their members."
Elite Status in all categories of the survey was achieved by each of HPN's family of medical groups including:
- Affiliated Doctors of Orange County
- Sierra Medical Group
- Regal Medical Group
- Lakeside Medical Group
- 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
Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of healthcare delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN and its affiliates operate in California, New York and Arizona providing high quality, cost effective healthcare to over 700,000 individuals and are dedicated to quality, affordable health care, and putting patients' wellness first. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)
SOURCE Heritage Provider Network, Inc.