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|Virginia Mason Honored By American Medical Group Association|
Leadership Team Recognized for Innovation, Vision and Advancing Quality
SEATTLE - (March 9, 2012) — The American Medical Group Association today presented Virginia Mason Medical Center with the Medical Group Preeminence Award at AMGA's 2012 annual conference in San Diego.
The AMGA Medical Group Preeminence Award is presented to physician-administrator leadership teams from AMGA member medical groups for exceptional leadership; innovation and vision; contributions to the advancement of quality; effective health care delivery practices and structure; and outstanding contributions to the local public community.
"This award recognizes an organization's contributions to the community but also to the medical group model, itself," said Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA. "Virginia Mason stands as an exemplar of the model, and their work is revolutionizing how care is delivered to their community. Virginia Mason has set and exceeded goals to be a safer, more efficient, high-quality care organization which gives back to the region through community involvement to improve health in the Seattle area."
This is Virginia Mason's second time being honored with the award, having also received it in 2007. The organization has a long history of physician-administrator partnerships and its leadership philosophy is articulated throughout the organization and is transparent at all levels.
"Everyone at Virginia Mason is proud to have their efforts on behalf of our patients recognized by AMGA," said Gary S. Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason. "Our vision at Virginia Mason is 'To be the Quality Leader and transform health care.' It is a great honor for our team to be recognized by their colleagues for their commitment to our patients, and for their innovation and determination in establishing benchmarks in care for all of us to meet and exceed."
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Awards and distinctions include Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group; 2012 Top Hospital (for the sixth consecutive year) by The Leapfrog Group; 2012 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades®; and 2012 America's 100 Best Specialty Excellence Award for Overall Cardiac and Gastrointestinal Care from HealthGrades.
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