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Priority Health honors Michigan providers for quality care

(Grand Rapids, Mich. - November 12, 2012)

Priority Health is recognizing more than 200 Michigan primary care practices with Priority Health Quality Awards. The award, established in 2003, identifies practices for delivering superior performance in clinical quality measures and patient satisfaction.

"These top-performing practices share Priority Health's long-standing commitment to continuously improving the quality of care for patients," said Michael P. Freed, president and CEO for Priority Health. "Our commitment to build strong partnerships with physicians has led us to create programs and services that far exceed the industry. As a result, patients in Michigan are more likely to get breast and colon cancer screenings and help managing their chronic diseases than anywhere else in the nation." 

Priority Health analyzes the highest performing practices within its network of 14,000 providers through its Partners in Performance Program. The program provides financial awards to primary care physicians who provide appropriate preventive care and screenings to patients to support delivery of prevention, high-quality and cost-effective care for patients.

Over 15 years, the company has paid out $150 million in support of primary care, over and above standard payment for services.  Priority Health expects to pay physicians $24 million in 2012.

Award winners include:

  • ABC Pediatrics
  • Adult Medicine Specialists
  • Advantage Health - Caledonia Family Medicine Office
  • Advantage Health - Downtown Family Medicine Office
  • Advantage Health - East Beltline Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Office
  • Advantage Health - Northeast Family Medicine Office
  • Advantage Health - Northwest Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Office
  • Advantage Health - Rivertown Office
  • Advantage Health - Southeast Family Medicine Office
  • Advantage Health - Southwest Family Medicine/Internal Medicine/Pediatric Office
  • Advantage Health - Walker Standale Family Medicine Office
  • Advantage Health Downtown OB/GYN Specialists
  • AF Associates Family Medicine, PC
  • Allegiance Family Medicine - Spring Arbor
  • Allegiance Family Medicine - Summit Woods
  • Allendale Family Practice
  • Area Wide OB/GYN Health Services, PC
  • Associates of Family Medicine
  • Battiste Family Medicine
  • Bay Area Family Care of Traverse City, PLC
  • Bear Creek Health Center
  • Brookville Pediatric and Internal Medicine, PC
  • Brown Medical, PLC
  • Byron Road Medical Group
  • Cadillac Family Physicians, PC
  • Canton Internal Medicine
  • Carson Family Care Center
  • Cascade Pediatrics
  • Cherry Bend Family Care, PLC
  • Clarkston Medical Group
  • Columbia Medical Center
  • Dave May, DO, PLLC
  • David B. Munro, MD, PC
  • David J. Presley, DO, PC
  • Deborah L. Perry
  • Debra Graetz, MD
  • Dexter Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Douglas Smendik, MD
  • Dr. Robert Vartabedian
  • East Paris Internal Medicine Associates, PC
  • Eastside Family Medical
  • Edmondson, Rouse & Schmid, DO, PC
  • Elk Rapids Family Practice
  • Elk Rapids Primary Care
  • Family Care Center / Scott A Carlson, DO
  • Family Health Care - Cadillac
  • Family Health Center - Portland
  • Family Medicine Specialists, PC
  • Family Practice of Cadillac
  • Family Tree Medical Associates
  • Farmington Family Physicians
  • Fenton Medical Center, PC
  • Forest Hills Pediatric Associates
  • Fowlerville Medical Center
  • Gary Gulish, DO
  • Gary S. Ruoff, DO, PC
  • Grand Rapids Family Physicians, PC
  • Grand Traverse Children's Clinic, PC
  • Grand Traverse Internists, PC
  • Grand Traverse Women's Clinic
  • Grand Valley Medical Specialist, PLC
  • Grandville Pediatrics, PC
  • Grass Lake Medical Center
  • Grayling Family Practice Clinic
  • Greenwood Pediatric Clinic
  • Gun Lake Family Medicine
  • Harborwood Family Medicine
  • Harbour Pointe Medical Associates, PC
  • Harbour View Family Medicine
  • Hart Family Medical Center
  • Hastings Pediatrics, PC
  • HDVCH Academic General Pediatrics Clinic
  • Healthcare Midwest
  • Holland Family Medicine
  • Holland Pediatric Associates
  • IHA Ann Arbor Family Medicine
  • IHA Brighton Family Care
  • IHA Child Health - Ann Arbor
  • IHA Child Health - Plymouth
  • IHA Family Medicine - Hogback
  • IHA Internal Medicine - Cherry Hill
    IHA Internal Medicine - Commonwealth
  • IHA Livingston Pediatrics
  • IHA Milan Family Medicine
  • IHA Pediatric Healthcare - Arbor Park
  • IHA Westarbor Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine of West Michigan
  • IPC - Livonia Family Practice
  • Jack R. Roossien Jr., MD
  • Jackson Pediatrics
  • James A. Taylor, DO, PC
  • Jenison Family Medicine Office
  • Jupiter Family Medicine, PC
  • Kent Pediatrics
  • Kentwood Family Physicians, PC
  • Kinney & Parrett
  • L. Michael Sterenberg, DO
  • Lakes Family Medicine
  • Lakeshore Family Care
  • Lakeshore Health Partners - Internal Medicine
  • Lakeshore Health Partners - Pediatric & Internal Medicine
  • Lakeshore Health Partners - South Washington Family Medicine
  • Lakeshore Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates
  • Lakeshore Medical Center
  • Lakewood Family Healthcare
  • Lakewood Family Medicine
  • Laura Hill, MD
  • Leonard A. Lewis, DO and David F McCorry, DO
  • Linda Satterlee, DO, PC
  • Little Traverse Primary Care
  • Livonia Family Physicians
  • Lowell Family Medical Center
  • Mark N. Folkening, MD
  • Mecosta Health Services
  • Mercy Westshore Internal Medicine
  • Metro Health Caledonia
  • Metro Health Cascade
  • Metro Health Cedar Springs
  • Metro Health Comstock Park
  • Metro Health Hudsonville
  • Metro Health Jenison
  • Metro Health Rockford
  • Metro Health Southwest - East
  • Metro Health Southwest - Peds
  • Metro Health Southwest - West
  • Metro Health Wayland
  • Michael G. Marcotte, MD, PC
  • Mika & Mika Family Medicine
  • Milliken Medical, PLLC
  • Neighborhood Family Care the Office of Robert C. Allen, MD
  • Newberry Medical
  • Northern Lights Family Medicine
  • Northern Michigan Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC
  • Northern Pines Health Center
  • Northshore Family Practice
  • Northside Immediate Care
  • Norton Family Practice
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center - Canton
  • Partners in Family Health, PLC
  • Partners in Internal Medicine
  • Patricia Roy, DO, PC
  • Pediatric Associates of Kentwood, PC
  • Pediatric Partners, PLC
  • Peter B. App, MD
  • Phillip J. Gaca, DO
  • Pine Medical Group, PC
  • Port City Pediatrics, PLC
  • Port Huron Mercy Family Care
  • Premium Healthcare
  • Ravenna Family Practice, PC
  • Riverside Pediatrics
  • Riverwood Family Medicine, PC
  • Robert W. Dixon Jr., MD
  • Russell N. VanHouzen, MD, FACP
  • Saint Mary's Health Care - Heritage Pediatrics
  • Saint Mary's Health Care - Peter M. Wege Center Family Medicine
  • Saint Mary's Health Care - Peter M. Wege Center Internal Medicine
  • Saint Mary's Health Care - Sparta Health Care
  • Saline Adult & Pediatric Medicine
  • Scholl, Farmer & Shore
  • Shelly L. Williams, Do, PLLC
  • Shoreline Pediatrics
  • Sparrow Ionia Hospital - Family Health Center Ionia
  • Spectrum Health Academic Medicine Associates/Internal Medicine Residency Practice
  • Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - 4069 Lake Drive Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - 4100 Lake Drive Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - 68th Street Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Alpine IM/Peds
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Blodgett Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Byron Family Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Campustowne Family Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Century Lane Peds
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Coopersville Family Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Gaslight Family Practice
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Georgetown
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Grand Haven Family Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Grand Haven Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Grand Haven Pediatrics
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Grand Rapids Family Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Grand Rapids IM/Peds
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Grand Rapids Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Grand Rapids OB/GYN
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Grand Rapids Pediatrics
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Greenville IM/Peds
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Holland OB/GYN
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Holland South Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Kalamazoo Center Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Kentwood Family Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Midtowne OB/GYN
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Rivertown IM/Peds
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Rockford Family Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Rockford IM/Peds
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Sparta Family Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Summit Park Center IM/Peds
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - West Pavilion Family Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - West Pavilion Internal Medicine
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group - Zeeland
  • Spectrum Health Medical Office, Hesperia
  • Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital
  • Stanton Family Care Center
  • Suttons Bay Medical Clinic, PLC
  • Thirlby Clinic PLC
  • Thomas R. Bannow, DO
  • Thomas Watkins, DO
  • Thornapple Valley Family Health
  • Timothy J. Tobolic, MD
  • Timothy L. Geerlings, MD
  • Traverse Bay Medical, PC
  • Village Family Practice
  • Washtenaw Medicine of Saline
  • West Front Primary Care, PLLC
  • West Michigan Family Medicine Kentwood
  • West Michigan Family Medicine, PC - Alpine
  • West Michigan OB/GYN, PC
  • West View Family Medicine
  • Western Michigan Pediatrics - Grand Rapids
  • Westshore Family Medicine, PC
  • White Pine Family Medicine, PLLC
  • Williamson Family Medicine
  • Wyoming Family Medicine, PC

About Priority Health:

Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance. Priority Health is one of only 20 health plans nationwide with wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an organization which also rated it among the best health plans in the nation. Priority Health was also named the benchmark plan, by the State of Michigan, for all individual and group plans to model.

Priority Health offers a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Its network of health care providers features 95 percent of practicing physicians available in Michigan and more than 900,000 nationwide.
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