ALBANY, N.Y., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landmark Health Regional Medical Director, Dr. John Broderick, was recently honored in a ceremony held in Nashville, TN on March 21, 2016, where he was presented the Martin L. Block Award. This national award was created to honor Dr. Martin L. Block, who dedicated his life to improving the quality of healthcare through clinical innovation and excellence. Dr. Broderick was nominated for the award by the community health plan, CDPHP, a current client of Landmark Health's Albany, NY Market. I was thrilled to be nominated for, and win the Martin L. Block award at the 10th Annual RISE Summit," said Broderick. "I have been inspired by our patients and my colleagues to continuously look for ways to improve how care is delivered to complex patients where and when they require it. This award is a reflection of our teams' commitment and dedication to our patients and our mission."
A portion of CDPHP's nomination submission reads:
"Under Dr. Broderick's direction, a team of interdisciplinary clinicians, led by physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, provides care to patients where ever they reside, whenever they need it. This transformational model of health care focuses on identifying the drivers and triggers that often result in avoidable hospital admissions, avoidable emergency room visits, and medical non-compliance that often increase the risk of frail patients. Since the implementation of these services in Albany, the Landmark Health team has made over 14,712 visits to patient homes, including 2,816 urgent visits.
Dr. Broderick has built on Landmark Health's transformational clinical model by continuously challenging his team of medical providers to drive meaningful patient outcomes… Broderick piloted and instituted a new medical provider role unique to Landmark Health, called the Urgentivist; this role is a highly skilled medical practitioner that makes urgent house calls any day of the week, at any hour. An Urgentivist is equipped with the skills, knowledge and medical tools to make in-home diagnoses, begin a regimen of treatment, and stabilize a patient that might otherwise require hospitalization.
As a leader, Dr. Broderick has been instrumental in re-engineering the mindset of his team. Many of the providers that joined Landmark Health came from a fee-for-service delivery system, where volume is rewarded. Landmark Health instead operates in a risk-based environment, where our providers are rewarded for outcomes, including patient satisfaction, timely access to care, and outcomes.
Dr. Broderick has many qualifications, including a Fellowship at the American College of Emergency Medicine, and he is a Certified Physician Executive. Credentials aside, it is Dr. Broderick's character and commitment to promoting continuous and innovative improvements in medicine that make him an ideal recipient for the Martin L Block Award."
For more information about Landmark Health, please visit www.landmarkhealth.org. Landmark Health provides home-based medical care to individuals with multiple chronic conditions. Landmark Health's physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners deliver house calls and are supported by a team of interdisciplinary clinicians. Their team of mobile clinicians partner with the local provider community and serve as its 24/7 eyes and ears in the home.
SOURCE Landmark Health