Sharp Medical Groups Recognized for "Elite Care" for Eighth Year
Sharp HealthCare’s affiliated medical groups — Sharp Rees-Stealy and Sharp Community Medical Group — have achieved Elite Status, the highest possible designation for quality care given by the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) as part of its 2017 Standards of Excellence program.
This is the eighth year in a row Sharp Rees-Stealy and Sharp Community have been so honored by CAPG, which is the nation's largest professional organization of managed care physician groups.
“Receiving Elite status for the eighth consecutive year validates the quality health care delivered by our physicians, advanced practice clinicians and staff provide every day,” said Dr. Steven Green, chief medical officer at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group. “This clearly demonstrates to all our patients how our medical group is dedicated to excellence and continual improvement.”
The Standards of Excellence program helps health care consumers evaluate physician groups in three key areas. The survey assesses how well-equipped and structured physician groups are to deliver a better patient experience, better population health and better overall affordability.
“This is a testament to the outstanding care provided by the physicians in our group,” said Paul Durr, chief executive officer of Sharp Community Medical Group. “Receiving this award for the eighth consecutive year demonstrates our physicians’ commitment to providing the highest quality care and coordination of services for the patients of Sharp Community Medical Group.”
About Sharp HealthCare.
Sharp HealthCare, San Diego's most comprehensive health care delivery system, is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's health, home health and hospice services. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp HealthCare system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, a health plan, and numerous outpatient facilities and programs.
About Sharp Rees-Stealy.
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers has 22 locations throughout San Diego County where 2,800 employees, alongside 550 physicians who are members of the affiliated Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, deliver comprehensive, cost-effective, coordinated, high-quality care. Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group is the 2014 Acclaim Award recipient given to the nation’s highest-performing medical group by the American Medical Group Association. Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers are dedicated to delivering the extraordinary level of caring called The Sharp Experience, which combines clinical excellence, advanced technology and patient- and family-centered care. Sharp Rees-Stealy accepts almost all health insurance plans and is part of Sharp HealthCare.
About Sharp Community Medical Group.
Sharp Community Medical Group is the largest group of physicians in private practice in San Diego. With a network of over 800 primary care and specialty physicians working in 350 locations in San Diego County, Sharp Community Medical Group offer families convenient access to doctors and hospitals in their own community. The physicians in Sharp Community Medical Group’s network represent over 30 specialty areas, and patients have access to 20 urgent cares and 10 local hospitals, including all Sharp HealthCare, Palomar Health and Rady Children’s Hospitals. Each year the physicians of Sharp Community Medical Group touch more than 350,000 lives by providing extraordinary medical care, coordination of services and patient satisfaction for the populations they serve. Sharp Community Medical Group’s health care providers are your neighborhood physicians.