• MidMichigan Health Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers Receive Excellence in Healthcare Awards

    MidMichigan Health
    News Release

    For Immediate Release
    June 11, 2020
    MidMichigan Health Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers Receive Excellence in Healthcare Awards
    MIDLAND, Mich. – Physicians and advanced practice providers at MidMichigan Health were recently recognized by national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC).
    Family Medicine Physicians Kelly Hill, M.D., and Sasha Savage, M.D., were recognized as Top Performers and 5-Star Performers. Drs. Hill and Savage see patients at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland.
    Several MidMichigan Physicians Group physicians were also recognized as 5-Star Performers. They include Loabat Amiri, M.D., Amin Akhlaghi, M.D., Jenifer Balawender, D.O., Eric Becker, M.D., Paul Berg, M.D., Kiel Beltinck, D.O., Marina Bogdanovic, M.D., Andrzej Boguszewski, M.D., Kristin Busch, M.D., David Buzanoski, M.D., Thomas Claringbold, D.O., Brendan Conboy, M.D., Daniel Diaz, D.O., Jeffrey Dombroski, M.D., Daniel Drake, M.D., Cheryl Dwyer, D.O., William Felten, M.D., Mark Fireman, M.D., Yolanda Fong, M.D., Renee Fuller, M.D., Steven Gellman, M.D., Robert Genovese, M.D., Daniel Goodin, M.D., Adam Hamilton, M.D., Brian Hanna, D.O., Monika Herdzik, M.D., William Hitzelberger, D.O., Mark Jacob, M.D., David Jordahl, M.D., Phillip Kadaj, M.D., Egle Klugiene, M.D., Rajesh Kotecha, M.D., Natalie Kroll, D.O., Margueritte Kuhn, M.D., Mario Lacerna, M.D., John Lieberman, D.O., Shane Martin, D.O., Shannon Martin, D.O., M.P.H., Ben Mayne III, M.D., Rajnikant Mehta, M.D., Tyler Miller, M.D., Patrick Morse, M.D., Elie Obeid, M.D., Frederick Ogwara, M.D., Elvira O’Brien, M.D., Michael Paulsell, M.D., Tammy Phillips, M.D., J.T Pinney, M.D., Mark Puls, M.D., Donald Prouty, M.D., Sandeep Rao, M.D., Thomas Regenbogen, M.D., Tannu Sahay, M.D., Susan Sallach, M.D., Melwyn Sequeira, M.D., Akintayo Sokunbi, M.D., Shreya Wachob, D.O., James Ware, Michael Wertheimer, M.D., D.O., Sara Wisniewski, M.D., Kelly Wirsing, M.D., Andrew Wolford, D.O., and George Zainea, M.D.
    In addition, 17 advanced practice providers from MidMichigan Physicians Group were recognized as 5-Star Performers. They are Vickie Bannister, M.S.N., W.H.N.P.-B.C., Stacy Carstensen, C.F.N.P., M.S.N., Trisha DesChamps, F.N.P., M.S.N., Alison Funka, D.N.P., A.G.N.P.-C., Jenifer Garcia, P.A.-C., Drenda Hukill, F.N.P.-C., M.S.N., Jennifer Jordahl, F.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N., Scott Kastning, P.A.-C., Cora Pavlik, F.N.P.-B.C., Blaine Price, P.A.-C., Rachel Savage, F.N.P.-C., M.S.N., Jennifer Schlitzkus, P.A.-C., Dayna Shuster, P.A.-C., Cari Stenz, P.A.-C., Preeti Tekchandani, P.A.-C., Katie Wakeman, M.S., P.A.-C., and Katherine Zimmerman, C.N.P.
    “It’s great to see our medical staff being nationally recognized by PRC for providing high-quality care,” said Paul Berg, M.D., president, MidMichigan Physicians Group. “As a health system, it’s our goal to provide outstanding care to every patient who comes through our doors, and this recognition is just one example of how we are working toward achieving that goal.”
    The Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize organizations and individuals who achieve excellence throughout the year by improving patient experiences, health care employee engagement and/or physician alignment and engagement based on surveys of their patients, employees and physicians.
    MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch also received awards from PRC, as did MidMichigan Health as a health system.
    “It is an honor to recognize MidMichigan’s physicians and advanced practice providers with these Excellence in Healthcare Awards for their deserving work,” said Joe M. Inguanzo, Ph.D., president and CEO of PRC. “It takes true dedication and determination to achieve this level of excellence in health care and MidMichigan has shown their commitment to making their hospital a better place to work, a better place to practice medicine and a better place for patients to be treated.”
    Those who would like to learn more about the 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Awards, including eligibility and criteria, may visit www.PRCCustomResearch.com.
    About PRC
    Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) is a national healthcare market research company. For more than 35 years, PRC has facilitated millions of interviews, delivered insightful reports and provided customized research solutions to hospitals and health care organizations. Services measure community perceptions, brand positions, patients experience, physician alignment and engagement and employee engagement. PRC is also a certified vendor for government mandated CAHPS surveys and has partnered with more than 400 communities across the U.S. to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments.
    About MidMichigan Health
    MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/ oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 8,700 employees, volunteers, physicians and other personnel, and provided more than $90 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2019.
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