MILWAUKEE, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MHS Health Wisconsin (MHS Health), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), presented its 7th Annual Summit Award to Maria Editha Bautista-Santos, MD, a family practice physician at Affinity Medical Group in Appleton, Wis.
The award acknowledges healthcare professionals for providing exemplary care and clinical excellence to MHS members throughout Wisconsin. A single award is presented annually.
"MHS Health Wisconsin is committed to recognizing Wisconsin healthcare professionals for the excellent care they provide to our members," said Robert Lyon, MD, chief medical officer for MHS Health. "We are pleased to recognize Dr. Bautista-Santos for the ongoing contributions she makes to improve the care, quality and long-term health outcomes of our members."
Winners of the annual Summit Award demonstrate superior performance in:
- follow-up care after emergency room visits.
- routine preventive and well-care services for both adults and children.
- establishing a "medical home" for new enrollees by promoting the member-primary-care physician relationship. In the medical home model, each person has a primary care provider, who manages all healthcare throughout the patient's life.
Dr. Bautista-Santos is the third healthcare provider from Affinity Health System to receive a Summit Award. Sandra Zernzach, APNP, of Affinity Medical Group in Oshkosh, Wis., was the recipient of the 4th award, and Michael Krueger, MD, was the recipient of the 6th award. Dr. Bautista-Santos received her award Jan. 16.
About MHS Health Wisconsin
MHS Health Wisconsin, founded in 1984, is a health maintenance organization (HMO) that provides coverage for Wisconsin in BadgerCare Plus, SSI and Medicare Advantage. MHS Health also offers commercial health plans, branded as Ambetter from MHS Health Wisconsin, through the Wisconsin Health Insurance Marketplace. The health plan currently serves about 80,000 members. MHS' Medicaid plan is accredited through the NCQA. MHS, through its parent company, Centene Corp., also offers specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services and pharmacy benefits management. For more information, visit www.mhswi.com.
About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care, which includes Affinity Health System, is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving more than 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry generates nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 45 clinics and more than 12,000 associates including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. In 2013 Ministry Health Care joined Ascension Health as the second healthcare ministry in Wisconsin. Ascension is the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation.
SOURCE MHS Health Wisconsin