Penn State Health Medical Group ranks as high-performing by a leading health plan, while two Lancaster County practices earned top marks by Lancaster County Magazine readers.
Medical Group Honors
In October, Aetna announced that the Community Medical Group ranked in the top 10 percent in its 2017 Medicare Provider Collaboration Value-based Program. Among 200 nationwide participants, the practices achieved above-average outcomes in 10 star ratings determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including such items as regular screenings for breast and colorectal cancers, proper blood sugar control and routine eye exams for people with diabetes.
“Penn State Health Medical Group’s consistent high performance in Pennsylvania and nationwide is a testament to the work that’s been done by their physicians to help their members improve their lives and be as healthy as possible,” said Bob O’Connor, executive director of Aetna’s Medicare program.
Two Lancaster County Penn State Health Medical Group Practices – Oyster Point and Cornerstone – ranked as the No. 1 and No. 2 family practices in Lancaster County Magazine’s 29th annual “Best of Lancaster” survey, as reported in its November 2018 issue. This is the second consecutive year that the magazine’s readers have awarded Oyster Point the top spot.
“These honors let patients know they are being cared for by the best qualified, most compassionate physicians in our area,” said Jeanette Gibbs, the Community Medical Group’s vice president. “It shows how our providers make all our patients feel like family.”
All Penn State Health Community Medical Group providers, including those at the Oyster Point and Cornerstone practices, make strong connections with their patients by delivering proactive care. They conduct depression screenings, discuss body mass index and weight-loss options and provide access to quit-smoking programs.
“Our providers focus on wellness and strive to deliver what patients need before they even ask for it, beyond just medicine,” Gibbs said.
Both Oyster Point and Cornerstone are part of Penn State Health Medical Group, which includes practices that were formerly part of Physicians’ Alliance LTD in Lancaster County. The group joined Penn State Health in 2017. It includes approximately 120 physicians, advanced practice clinicians and registered dietitians in Lancaster, Dauphin and York counties.
Oyster Point will relocate to the new Penn State Health Lime Spring Outpatient Center at 2221 Noll Drive, East Hempfield Township, on Jan. 2, 2019, and become part of Penn State Health Medical Group – Lime Spring.
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