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October 2011
News Archive

MIDSTATE MEDICAL GROUP RECEIVES PCMH RECOGNITION (Oct. 26, 2011)

Lemoyne-based Heritage Medical Group (HMG) is Pennsylvania's newest Patient-Centered Medical Home, recognized by the AccreditationAssociation for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Thanks to PAFP support, HMG has received the highest level of recognition: a three-year term. The on-site certification is effective as of Sept. 9, 2011. In a letter to HMG, the AAAHC wrote:

"The dedication and effort necessary for an organization to attain Medical Home On-Site Certification is substantial and your organization is to be commended for this accomplishment.  Granting certification reflects our confidence, based on evidence from your recent survey, that you meet, and will continue to demonstrate throughout the award term, the attributes of a certifiable organization as outlined by the standards in the Medical Home On-Site Certification Handbook.  The spirit of those standards implies a commitment to continual self-evaluation and improvement."

 
PAFP STAFF ON KEVINMD (Oct. 19, 2011)

PAFP Manager of Media and Public Relations Bryan Peach is encouraging family physicians to use social media to connect with their patients! Read his latest column on KevinMD, social media's leading physician voice. And don't forget to comment, tweet or email the article to a friend! 

 
PAFP PRESIDENT IN USA TODAY (Oct. 18, 2011)

USA Today
, the widest-circulated print newspaper in the U.S., has published a letter written by PAFP President Dr. Dennis Gingrich! The letter, in response to an Oct. 10 column, ran in the Oct. 18 edition of the newspaper – but you can read it online by clicking here! If you want to keep the ball rolling on this very important issue, feel free to respond to the original column or Dr. Gingrich’s response by sending an email to USA Today. Please include your name, phone number, city and state for verification.

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Dr. Kevin Wong, the PAFP's president-elect, has recently been on KDKA Newsradio 1020 to discuss the health care battle between UPMC and Highmark in western Pennsylvania.

Interview 1 (July 12, 2011) •Interview 2 (Oct. 5, 2011)
 
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