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November 7, 2011

HealthCare Partners Medical Group Honored as “Top Performer” for Eighth Year in a Row

Media Contact - Bonnie Widerman  310.354.4282

TORRANCE, Calif., November 7, 2011 –
HealthCare Partners Medical Group has been named a top-performing medical group in California for the eighth year in a row by the not-for-profit Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA).  The top 44 out of more than 200 California-based physician organizations earned the IHA honor based on performance in four key areas in 2010: clinical quality, patient experience, information technology-enabled systems, and coordinated diabetes care.

“HealthCare Partners is proud to be recognized once again for the work we do to ensure that our patients receive all the benefits of coordinated care,” said Dr. Robert Margolis, managing partner and CEO of HealthCare Partners Medical Group. “This honor affirms our coordinated approach to care and all that it does to keep our patients healthy.”

HealthCare Partners was one of seven medical groups honored with the Top Performer designation in the Los Angeles area. Other designees include Bristol Park Medical Group/MemorialCare Medical Group, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, Edinger Medical Group, St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Jude Heritage Medical Group, and 13 Southern California Permanente Medical Groups.
 
The award is part of the IHA's Pay for Performance program, the nation's largest physician incentive program, which rewards medical groups for their performance in areas related to quality.  IHA (
www.iha.org) is a statewide leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability, and affordability of healthcare in California.  In earning the IHA award, HealthCare Partners was compared to more than 200 California physician groups representing approximately 35,000 physicians providing care for 10 million members. 

About HealthCare Partners
With more than 1,200 employed and affiliated primary care physicians and more than 3,000 employed and contracted specialists, HealthCare Partners cares for patients in Los Angeles, Long Beach, South Bay, Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area, the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, and Orange County.  Nationally, HealthCare Partners operates HCPAMG (California), JSA Healthcare Corporation (Florida), HealthCare Partners of Nevada, The Camden Group (national consulting firm), and the HealthCare Partners Institute.  For more information, please visit
www.healthcarepartners.com.

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