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Mercy Medical Group Receives Highest Rankings


Dignity Health Medical Foundation today announced that Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic Medical Group were both awarded “Elite Status” from the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) 2016 Standards of Excellence Survey. “Elite Status” is CAPG’s highest recognition for outstanding quality care.

The survey rankings are given to physician groups based on their performance in improving patient experience, clinical care, and affordability of care. “Our survey is recognized as the industry standard by which the nation’s health care systems can assess the delivery of accountable and value-based care and improve patient care coordination, in line with ongoing health care reform,” said Donald Crane, CAPG President and CEO.

This is the fourth year in a row that both groups received CAPG recognition. Mercy Medical Group received Excellent Status in 2013 and Elite Status in 2014 and 2015. Woodland Clinic Medical Group received Elite Status in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

“We remain unwavering in our commitment to providing high quality, compassionate care for our patients,” said Joseph Jasser, MD, President and CEO at Dignity Health Medical Foundation. “The bar is set higher every year to demonstrate improved performance and we’re proud of our efforts to put our patients first and deliver on those promises once again.”

“Mercy Medical Group providers are honored to again be recognized for our work to make a difference in our patients’ lives through high quality, compassionate care,” said Gregory Cooper, DPM, MBA, CEO at Mercy Medical Group, Inc.

The Standards of Excellence survey is voluntary and offered to more than 250 CAPG medical group members in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. This year, 114 organizational members participated in the critical self-assessment, covering 11.6 million people in the commercial line of business, including Medicare Advantage, along with an additional estimated 3.1 million individuals in government programs.

“Woodland Clinic Medical Group is proud to receive the highest ranking in the CAPG survey for the fourth year in a row,” said Timothy Bernard, DPM, President at Woodland Clinic Medical Group. “Providing value-based, patient-centered care is at the core of everything we do.”

The following rigorous categories represent the 2016 Standards of ExcellenceTM, with Domains 1-5 publicly reported:

  • Domain 1—Care Management Practices: Clinical system supports for quality and efficiency on a population scale.
  • Domain 2—Information Technology: Funnel for accurate, actionable information to support clinical decisions and coordinate team care.
  • Domain 3—Accountability and Transparency: Response to the public demand for objective information regarding performance, patient service, and regulatory compliance.
  • Domain 4—Patient-Centered Care: Critical components of access, convenience, cultural responsiveness, and customized individual care.
  • Domain 5—Group Support of Advanced Primary Care: Patient-centered medical home model and how it’s used to revitalize the discipline of primary care.
  • Domain 6—Administrative and Financial Capability: Management of complex relationships, diverse revenue streams, innovative payment alignment, and risk-based payments (informational only with no public reporting)

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.

About Dignity Health Medical Foundation d/b/a Woodland Clinic, a Service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Woodland Clinic, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty group of more than 130 medical providers and 300 Dignity Health Medical Foundation employees providing services in six locations throughout Woodland and Davis, California.

About CAPG

CAPG is the leading U.S. association for and the voice of physician organizations practicing capitated, coordinated care. The organization comprises more than 250 multispecialty medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs) in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. CAPG members provide comprehensive healthcare through patient-centered, coordinated, and accountable physician group practices. We strongly believe this model—which CAPG members have successfully utilized for more than two decades—offers the highest quality, most efficient delivery mechanism, and greatest value for patients.

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