For the second year in a row, Facey Medical Group was one of just a few physician organizations statewide to receive the Excellence in Healthcare Award from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) in 2021 for top performance on clinical quality, patient experience and cost measures.
A key component of IHA’s statewide Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) program, the Excellence in Healthcare Award recognizes physician organizations that perform in the top 50 percent in all three major AMP areas: clinical quality, patient experience and total cost of care.
Of the nearly 200 physician organizations statewide participating in the Align. Measure. Perform. program, fewer than 1 in 9 attained Excellence in Healthcare Award performance standards in 2021, based on AMP results for measurement year 2020. The award was presented on Nov. 5 at IHA’s Annual Stakeholder Meeting.
“It's truly humbling to think that we've achieved this recognition once again and in the midst of an ongoing pandemic that has challenged us all,” said Donald Huey, M.D., Director of Quality Management for Facey Medical Group. “Despite the many changes COVID-19 has brought to how we go about our daily lives, improving the lives of our patients has remained our greatest priority. The Excellence in Healthcare Award recognizes the hard work we all have done together to accomplish this. We are honored to be recognized once more for improving the quality and experience of the care Facey doctors provide, while working to keep that care affordable.”
Facey Medical Group was one of six California physician groups affiliated with or owned by Providence, one of the largest health systems in the West, to receive the 2021 Excellence In Healthcare award. Other recipients were: Axminster Medical Group, Mission Heritage Medical Group, Saint John’s Physician Partners, and St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group. View the full list of honorees.
IHA President and CEO Jeff Rideout, M.D. commended the top performers, saying, “IHA is proud to recognize physician organizations that are truly leading the way to high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care. ”