The Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates have earned the Excellence in Healthcare Award, the highest honor from the Integrated Healthcare Association.
The association gives the annual award to California healthcare providers that demonstrate exceptional outcomes in quality, cost and patient experience. This is the second straight year that Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, and the first year that Cedars-Sinai Health Associates have been honored for their performance in all three categories.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Group comprises a network of Cedars-Sinai practices including primary care providers and specialists. Cedars-Sinai Health Associates includes Cedars-Sinai Medical Group physicians and a network of private practice physicians who are affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.
Both groups were ranked in the top 10% of eligible organizations for clinical quality and in the top 10% for patient experience. Of the more than 200 eligible physician organizations, only 27 received the award.
“These outstanding achievements reflect a multiyear effort, and our continued success is a direct result of the expertise of our employees and affiliates and their dedication to our patients and our organization,” said Jill Martin, executive vice president of Cedars-Sinai Medical Network.
Organizations under the Cedars-Sinai umbrella improved quality of care in various areas by addressing preventative gaps at in-person and video primary care visits, ensuring appropriate care by reducing the improper use of antibiotics, reducing overscreening for cervical cancer while increasing breast cancer screening rates, and ensuring that all pediatric patients followed childhood immunization recommendations, among others.
“This important work saved lives and enhanced the health of our entire community,” said Dr. Caroline Goldzweig, chief medical officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Network. “We are so humbled by this recognition, but even more so for the positive impact our employees and affiliates have on the health of their patients. We are truly grateful to work alongside colleagues who set the bar so high.”
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