SACRAMENTO, CA - May 11, 2018 - Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation was recognized as for its achievements in diabetes care by AMGA. AMGA honored seven organizations with 2018 Together 2 Goal® Awards, recognizing the top performers in AMGA Foundation’s Together 2 Goal® campaign, a national initiative uniting 150 medical groups and health systems in an effort to improve care for 1 million people with Type 2 diabetes by 2019. Mercy Medical Group received “Most Improved Large Group.”
“Mercy Medical Group is leading the pack in improving diabetes care,” said John W. Kennedy, M.D., chief medical officer, AMGA, and president, AMGA Foundation. “We are proud to collaborate with groups to improve care for 1 million people living with Type 2 diabetes.”
As a part of the campaign, Mercy Medical Group implemented best practices to improve the quality of diabetes care and reported results for diabetes patients on a variety of measures, including blood sugar control, blood pressure control, lipid management, and testing for kidney disease.
“We are focused on delivering the right care at the right time through a coordinated team approach that keeps our patients healthier and improves outcomes,” said Dr. Antonio "Ben" Balatbat, Mercy Medical Group Department Chair of Internal Medicine and Board Member. “Benchmarking ourselves with the best medical groups in the country inspired us and this recognition by AMGA is an honor and a direct testament to our work to focus on diabetes and hypertension management for our patients.”
Earlier, Mercy Medical Group was also recognized for their ability to reduce heart attacks and strokes by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association. Additionally, all Mercy Medical Group primary care sites received level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition by NCQA.
About Dignity Health Medical Foundation d/b/a Mercy Medical Group, a Service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation
Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty clinic with patient service centers located throughout the greater Sacramento area. It includes more than 400 medical providers and 900 Dignity Health Medical Foundation employees providing services to thousands of patients in the Sacramento area and its affiliated local Dignity Health hospitals (Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento). Dignity Health Medical Foundation has 26 patient care center locations in Sacramento. For more information on Dignity Health Medical Foundation d/b/a Mercy Medical Group and the wide range of services it provides, visit our website at mymercymedicalgroup.org.