Excellence Survey 11 Years in a row

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018 – Heritage Provider Network (HPN) one of the nations most experienced and innovative physician led value based care organizations, and its family of medical groups has earned the highest rankings of Elite Status awarded for providing outstanding quality care from America’s Physician Groups (APG). This is the 11th consecutive year HPN has achieved Elite Status in APG’s 2018 Standards of ExcellenceTM (SOE®) survey. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)

“We strive to improve the quality of healthcare for all in the communities we serve while controlling costs and I’m very pleased the dedication and hard work from all 9 of our medical groups has been recognized with this highest honor from APG,” said Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of HPN. “This honor reflects the commitment placed on exceptional work all the medical groups have earned over the past 11 years throughout our healthcare network, placing patient member’s wellness first.”

Elite 5-star Status in all categories of the survey was achieved by HPN’s family of medical groups including:

  • Affiliated Doctors of Orange County
  • Sierra Medical Group
  • Regal Medical Group
  • Lakeside Medical Group
  • Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
  • High Desert Medical Group
  • Desert Oasis Healthcare
  • California Coastal Physician Network
  • Bakersfield Family Medical Group

APG is the country’s leading organization representing physician groups practicing coordinated care. APG’s Standard of ExcellenceTM (SOE®) Elite award for patient care includes care management practices, information technology, accountability and transparency, patient-centered care, group support of advanced primary care, and administrative and financial capability.

“Heritage Provider Network continually achieves the highest level of quality managed care for its patients with Elite status performance for all 9 medical groups for the past 11 years in our Standards of Excellence Program,” said Don Crane, President and CEO of APG. “Not only are they one of the top physician groups in the country, they excel at innovative healthcare providing a successful business model that continues to be a standout in our industry.”

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