Guthrie Honored for Commitment to Healthcare Quality

May 4, 2021
Guthrie Honored for Commitment to Healthcare Quality
Guthrie Honored for Commitment to Healthcare Quality

Guthrie was one of three healthcare organizations selected to receive an American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Foundation Star Award. This national award recognizes an organization’s steadfast commitment to continuous quality improvement internally and honors it for supporting AMGA Foundation’s efforts to improve care quality in the broader healthcare community. 

Award recipients were selected for their commitment to excellence in healthcare delivery as demonstrated by their participation in AMGA Foundation’s quality improvement initiatives.

These initiatives include: 

•    Participation in a Best Practices Learning Collaborative, AMGA’s peer-to-peer learning initiatives focused on continuous quality improvement in areas such as Medicare Advantage, bundled diabetes measures, HPV, obesity, osteoporosis, and more. 

•    Participation in Diabetes: Together 2 Goal®, a national campaign focused on improving care for patients with type 2 diabetes. 

Dr. Frederick Bloom, Executive Vice President, Guthrie Medical Group said, “The Guthrie Clinic was selected to participate in collaboratives with other leading medical groups from around the country to improve care for patients with diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Guthrie instituted national best practices and demonstrated exceptional outcomes for patients in our region.” 

Dr. Russell Woglom, Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory Quality, Guthrie said, “While participating in the AMGA programs, we saw our providers and staff improve the care of thousands of our patients throughout our service area. We salute and thank our teams for all of their hard work and dedicated efforts to enhance the quality of care to all of our patients.”  
The 2021 Foundation Star awardees are:  
•    Esse Health 
•    Guthrie Clinic 
•    Ochsner Health 

“The innovative, high-performing care that the awardees provided during an unprecedented, challenging year is leading the way in healthcare excellence. The outstanding support and involvement of these groups helps make AMGA Foundation’s lifesaving quality improvement programs possible,” said John Kennedy, M.D., AMGA chief medical officer and AMGA Foundation president. “These three groups improved care for millions of patients, and we look forward to continuing this collaboration as we seek to create a healthier America and improve the lives of 100 million Americans by 2025.”