Sutter Medical Network (SMN) announced the recipients of this year’s esteemed Quality Care awards on December 17th. Our very own Kenneth Murachanian, MD, from the prestigious group of NCMA Internal Medicine — Santa Rosa was awarded the highest recognition as the best internal medicine physician for providing quality care in the western region.
Dr. Murachanian’s award was presented to him by Dr. Michael van Duren, vice president of the Clinical Transformation Program at SMN. The SMN Quality Care Award is presented to a total of three primary care physicians in each region (one family medicine physician, one internal medicine physician and one pediatrician) with the highest overall Quality Pay for Performance mean scores compared to all other eligible clinicians in his or her region.
Dr. Murachnian and NCMA Internal Medicine — Santa Rosa staff were recognized for working diligently to ensure that patients receive the preventive care and screenings that they need — an important factor for patients who are very selective about the healthcare they choose to pursue.
All SMN affiliated medical foundations and IPAs that reported quality data to Sutter Health in 2013 were eligible to participate in this award opportunity. Congratulations Dr. Murachanian!