Southwest General Medical Group, Inc., Recognized by UnitedHealthcare
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Middleburg Heights, OH (Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015) – Southwest General Medical Group, Inc., is proud to announce that it has recently received the 2014 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award.
The PATH program was developed by UnitedHealthcare to help improve outcomes for its Medicare Advantage members by encouraging greater use of preventive health care services. The PATH Excellence in Service Award is based on clinical results that measure how successfully practices have closed gaps in patient care.
“According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than half of adults 65 and older are up to date with their core preventive services, despite the fact that nearly all of these services are covered by Medicare and Medicaid,” notes Sam Ho, MD, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare. “We appreciate Southwest General Medical Group’s collaboration in helping our members become engaged with their preventive health care.”
Through the PATH program, physicians track and identify gaps in patients’ care with the goal of improving health outcomes. Physicians who meet the PATH program’s clinical and quality goals for patient health outcomes are recognized annually for their efforts. In 2014, Southwest General Medical Group was among approximately 1,000 practices nationwide that successfully met the program’s goals.
“At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is patient outcomes,” says Brad Rauh, chief operating officer, Southwest General. “PATH does require extra steps, but the results make it worth it. We get to know our Medicare Advantage patients better, and our relationships with them are stronger. And that makes for a better experience for these patients.”
About Southwest General
Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 358-bed acute care facility located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General is home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing personalized care and building a healthy future for the patients, families and communities it serves.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. UnitedHealthcare serves 45 million people globally through a full spectrum of health benefit programs.