Priority Health Awards

Contact:
Juanita Vorel, Priority Health
616 464-8390 or 800 942-0954

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Priority Health Quality Awards recognize excellence in health care

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – July 8, 2009) Priority Health, one of the nation’s top health plans, has awarded Quality Awards to 136 physician practices throughout Michigan. The Quality Awards were established by Priority Health to recognize excellence in health care. Quality Awards are presented in two categories: Excellent Patient Care and Outstanding Health Care Value. Among the honorees are 52 practices winning awards in both categories*.

“Priority Health strives to provide excellent and affordable health care to our 500,000 members,” said Dr. Jim Byrne, chief medical officer of Priority Health. “Our success in this area is due to the work of our provider network, which regularly exceeds national benchmarks for quality care in areas such as cancer screenings and other preventive services.”

Priority Health analyzes the highest-performing practices within its 14,000 member provider network through its Partners in Performance program. This physician incentive plan was established more than 10 years ago and has been recognized by the National Business Coalition on Health for effectively rewarding physicians for providing high-quality and cost-efficient care for patients.

The 2009 Priority Health Quality Award for Exceptional Patient Care is awarded to:

§ ABC Pediatrics, PC*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Jenison
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Kentwood*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Northeast*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Northwest*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Rivertown*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Southeast*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Caledonia*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Downtown OB/GYN*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network East Beltline
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Southwest*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Southwest OB/GYN*
§ Allendale Family Practice*
§ Brookville Pediatric & Internal Medicine
§ Carl B. Anders, PC
§ Cherry Bend Family Care
§ Craig N. Bade, MD*
§ Creekside Internal Medicine*
§ David F. McCorry, DO & Leonard A. Lewis, Jr., DO
§ David J. Presley, DO, PC
§ Derick J. Lenters, MD
§ Douglas J. Smendik, MD
§ Eastside Family Medical*
§ Elk Rapids Family Practice
§ Family Care Center
§ Family Medicine Specialists, PC
§ Family Tree Medical Associates, PC
§ Gerald E. VanWieren, MD, PC*
§ Grand Traverse Internists, PC
§ Grand Valley Medical Specialist, PLC
§ Gursharn S. Dosanjh, MD
§ Harbour Pointe Medical Associates
§ Harbour View Family Medicine*
§ HealthPark Medical Specialist
§ Internal Medicine of West Michigan
§ Jack R. Roossien, Jr., MD*
§ Joel D. Bates, DO, PC
§ John N. Campbell, MD
§ Jupiter Family Medicine, PC*
§ Kent Pediatrics*
§ Kinney & Parrett Family Practice*
§ Lakes Family Medicine
§ Lakeshore Family Care*
§ Lakeshore Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates
§ Lakewood Family Medicine, PLC*
§ Laura M. Shea, MD*
§ Linda Satterlee, DO
§ Little Traverse Primary Care*
§ Lowell Family Medical Center
§ Mark N. Folkening, MD*
§ Mary R. Clifton, MD
§ Metro Health Cascade
§ Metro Health Comstock Park
§ Metro Health SW Internal Medicine
§ Metro Health Wayland*
§ mmpc Internal Medicine – 1300 Michigan
§ mmpc Internal Medicine – 68th Street
§ mmpc Internal Medicine – Lake Drive
§ mmpc Internal Medicine & Pediatrics – 1300 Michigan
§ mmpc Internal Medicine & Pediatrics – Greenville
§ mmpc Internal Medicine & Pediatrics – Holland*
§ mmpc Obstetrics & Gynecology – Grand Rapids*
§ mmpc Obstetrics & Gynecology – Holland*
§ Northshore Family Practice
§ OB/GYN Associates of Holland, PC*
§ Partners in Family Health, PLC
§ Patricia Roy, DO, PC*
§ Phillip J. Gaca, DO
§ Pine Medical Group, PC*
§ Port City Pediatrics, PLC
§ Riverwood Family Medicine, PC*
§ Robert P. Roberts, MD
§ Robert W. Dixon, Jr., MD*
§ Russell N. Van Houzen, MD
§ Saint Mary’s Wege Institute Internal Medicine
§ Shelly L. Williams, DO, PLLC*
§ Sheridan Community Hospital Clinics
§ South Washington Family Medicine*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Alpine IM/PEDS/FM
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Applewood FM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Campustowne FM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Gaslight FM
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Kalamazoo IM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Kentwood FM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – OB/GYN*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – South Pavilion IM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Sparta FP*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Summit Park*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – West Pavilion FM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – West Pavilion IM*
§ Thomas L. Watkins, DO*
§ Thornapple Valley Family Health*
§ Timothy L. Geerlings, MD, PC*
§ West Michigan Family Medicine, PC*
§ West Michigan Family Medicine, PC*
§ West View Family Medicine*
§ Westshore Family Medicine, PC*

The 2009 Priority Health Quality Award for Outstanding Health Care Value is awarded to:

§ ABC Pediatrics, PC*
§ Adult Medicine Specialists
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Kentwood*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Northeast*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Northwest*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Rivertown*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Southeast*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Caledonia*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Downtown
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Downtown OB/GYN*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Southwest*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Southwest OB/GYN*
§ Advantage Health Physician Network Standale
§ AF Associates Family Medicine
§ Allendale Family Practice*
§ Big Rapids Internal Medicine
§ Craig N. Bade, MD*
§ Creekside Internal Medicine*
§ David C. Tattan, DO
§ Deborah L. Peery, MD
§ Eastside Family Medical*
§ Family Health Care – White
§ Gerald E. VanWieren, MD, PC*
§ Grand Rapids Family Physicians, PLC
§ Harborwood Family Medicine
§ Harbour View Family Medicine*
§ Holland Family Medicine, PC
§ Jack R. Roossien, Jr., MD*
§ Jeffrey Williamson, DO
§ Jupiter Family Medicine, PC*
§ Kent Pediatrics*
§ Kinney & Parrett Family Practice*
§ L. Michael Sterenberg, DO
§ Lakeshore Family Care*
§ Lakewood Family Medicine, PLC*
§ Laura M. Shea, MD*
§ Little Traverse Primary Care*
§ Mancelona Family Practice
§ Mark N. Folkening, MD*
§ Mercy Westshore Internal Medicine
§ Metro Health Cedar Springs
§ Metro Health Hudsonville
§ Metro Health Jenison
§ Metro Health Rockford Plaza
§ Metro Health SW East
§ Metro Health SW West
§ Metro Health Wayland*
§ mmpc – Byron Family Medicine
§ mmpc Family Medicine – Coopersville
§ mmpc Internal Medicine & Pediatrics – Holland*
§ mmpc Obstetrics & Gynecology – Grand Rapids*
§ mmpc Obstetrics & Gynecology – Holland*
§ North Ottawa Family Practice/Internal Medicine
§ Northside Immediate Care Center
§ Norton Family Practice
§ OB/GYN Associates of Holland, PC*
§ Patricia Roy, DO, PC*
§ Peggy Anderson, DO
§ Pine Medical Group, PC*
§ Ravenna Family Practice, PC
§ Riverwood Family Medicine, PC*
§ Robert W. Dixon, Jr., MD*
§ Saint Mary’s Wege Institute Family Medicine
§ Shelly L. Williams, DO, PLLC*
§ South Washington Family Medicine*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Applewood FM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Campustowne FM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Kalamazoo IM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Kentwood FM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – OB/GYN*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – South Pavilion IM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Sparta FP*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – Summit Park*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – West Pavilion FM*
§ Spectrum Health Medical Group – West Pavilion IM*
§ Thomas L. Watkins, DO*
§ Thornapple Valley Family Health*
§ Timothy L. Geerlings, MD, PC*
§ West Michigan Family Medicine, PC*
§ West Michigan OB-GYN
§ West View Family Medicine*
§ Westshore Family Medicine, PC
§ White Lake Family Practice
§ Wyoming Family Medicine, PC*
§ Zeeland Physicians

About Priority Health

Priority Health is a nationally recognized health plan company based in Michigan. It serves nearly a half million members with a broad portfolio of products including commercial and government health plans. A nonprofit dedicated to providing all people access to affordable health care, Priority Health was recognized as one of America’s Best Health Plans in 2008 by U.S. News & World Report and NCQA. Priority Health employs 900 people throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula with offices in Grand Rapids, Farmington Hills, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo and Traverse City. Visit priorityhealth.com.