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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Nov. 30, 2012 | Archived Issues

Accolades abound for quality care

Cedars-Sinai Medical Group has been honored to receive significant recognition of achievement over the past few months, earning two prestigious statewide distinctions for excellence.

"The awards are not our goal, but it's nice to have our efforts recognized," commented Tom Gordon, chief executive officer of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network. "It's rewarding to know our patients are pleased with the clinical care and service we provide, and that, based on objective criteria, we are exceeding the standards of care in the state and contributing to the health and well-being of our community."

Top Performing Physician Group: Integrated Healthcare Association

The Integrated Healthcare Association has once again named Cedars-Sinai Medical Group a "Top Performer" in California, the eighth consecutive year the team has earned this honor. The consistency of the recognition is a direct result of the group's culture of continuous self-assessment and self-improvement.

The Medical Group ranked among the top 25 percent of the 200 physician groups assessed on select healthcare quality measures, including meaningful use of health information technology, patient experience and clinical measures that include priority conditions such as cardiovascular, diabetes, musculoskeletal, respiratory and prevention. The awards were presented at the IHA annual meeting in Los Angeles on Sept. 20.

Elite Status Performance: California Association of Physician Groups

For the sixth year in a row, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group has been ranked by the California Association of Physician Groups as one of 30 "elite status" physician groups in California. The recognition is based on CAPG's Standards of Excellence survey designed to reveal how well equipped physician groups are to provide high-value patient care.

The survey analyzed physician group capabilities in four areas, each considered central to providing high-quality care responsive to patient needs. The recognition, announced in May, is based on our ability to surpass stringent scoring standards in care management, information technology, accountability/transparency and patient care.