Riverside Medical Clinic Receives Award

Staff Reports

Riverside – The Riverside Medical Clinic received the 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Award on September 23 from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) at their Annual Stakeholder Meeting. The award was given to Riverside Medical Clinic out of 34 other physician organizations statewide for top performance on clinical quality, patient experience and cost measures.

“Through our internal patient care initiative that we call “RMC Signature”, we work hard to provide quality care. So we are proud to be recognized for indeed improving health care quality, making sure patients have a good care experience and working to keep care affordable,” said President Judy Carpenter.

The Excellence in Healthcare Award is a part of IHA’s program, Value Based Pay for Performance (VBP4P), and recognizes physician organizations that perform in the top 50 percent in the following areas: clinical quality, patient experience and total cost of care.

“Through the Excellence in Healthcare Award, we recognize physician organizations that are making a real difference in their communities and in their patients’ lives every day through their commitment to high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care,” said IHA President and CEO Jeffrey Rideout, M.D.

Out of over 200 physician organizations participating statewide, less than 1 in 5 reached the awards standards.

In order for any of the other organizations to win an award just as Riverside, they would have to have done the following:

  • More than 41,000 California patients with diabetes would have their blood sugar controlled, helping to lower their risk of adverse health outcomes.
  • More than 290,000 California patients would rate their overall care quality a nine or a 10 with 10 being the highest score.
  • Health care savings would be about $3.9 billion a year.