Lakeside Medical Organization, Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO, Honored by Burbank Chamber of Commerce

Jan 04, 2010, 13:18 ET from Heritage Provider Network, Inc.

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeside Medical Organization and CEO Dr. Richard Merkin have been honored by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce for outstanding community outreach.

Gary Olson, President and CEO of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, honored Lakeside in recognition of "its outstanding contributions to continuing the healthcare and wellness needs for seniors and outreach to the community."

Lakeside Medical Organization is part of the Heritage Provider Network family of medical groups that are highly regarded by health plans and regulatory agencies for the quality of medical care provided to their members. HPN has been selected as one of only ten "elite" medical groups in California by the California Association of Physician Groups. Operating since 1996, HPN's medical groups comprise one of the largest networks of IPAs in California extending throughout Kern County, San Louis Obispo, Lancaster/Palmdale, Victor Valley, Barstow, Palms Springs, Indio and Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and Ventura Counties.

"Lakeside Medical Organization is a vital member of the HPN family and our work in the Burbank community is a key element to our overall success," said Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO of HPN. "This honor by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce recognizes our contributions to its seniors and we look forward to continuing our efforts in the community."

Lakeside was also recently honored by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for similar community advocacy. "The Burbank and Glendale community leaders have recognized our dedication to outstanding health care and wellness issues for all, especially our seniors," said Keith Richman of Lakeside. " I want to thank our dedicated staff for their ongoing efforts and hard work."

About Heritage Provider Network

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.

SOURCE Heritage Provider Network, Inc.