SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, recently awarded Maria L. Rizo, M.D., F.A.A.P., owner of ABC Pediatrics in Saint Lucie, the national Physician Summit Award. Each year, Sunshine Health honors an in-network physician in each state who goes above and beyond to provide quality care and clinical excellence to our members.
Dr. Rizo earned her medical degree from Universidad Metropolitana in Barranquilla, Colombia and completed her pediatric residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, New York.
"Sunshine Health commends Dr. Rizo and ABC Pediatrics of Saint Lucie for being a valued provider. We appreciate Dr. Rizo's dedication to the members we serve. It is our honor to recognize her with this award," said Chris Paterson, CEO of Sunshine Health.
"At Sunshine Health, we are committed to ensuring that our health plan members receive the highest level of care and services from conscientious network providers. We are pleased that Dr. Rizo is a part of our network team and applaud her for exceeding our expectations providing quality, member-focused healthcare services," said Dr. Jeff Martorana, Chief Medical Director for Sunshine Health.
About Sunshine Health
Sunshine Health is among the largest healthcare plans in Florida. Offering coordinated care and a network of support, Sunshine Health is transforming the health of our community, one person at a time. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. We offer health plan benefits to children and adults who are eligible for Florida Medicaid, those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and those eligible for Long Term Care as well as Florida's Health Insurance Marketplace. Additionally, we offer a specialty Medicaid health plan for children in or adopted from Florida's Child Welfare/Foster Care system and two full pay Healthy Kids plans statewide. For more information about Sunshine Health, please visit www.SunshineHealth.com.
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