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Madras Medical Group was named runner-up for the 2019 Primary Care Clinic of the Year.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - At left, Kim Bangerter, the CEO of Central Oregon Independent Practice Association, awards Madras Medical Group with an honorable mention award for 2019 primary care at the group's recent annual meeting. Accepting the award were, from left to right, Physician's Assistant Molly Nichols, Dr. Joanne Boisvert, Dr. Gary Plant, and Bob Jones, administrator of Madras Medical Group. At right is Dr. Divya Sharma, chief medical officer of COIPA.
The Central Oregon Independent Practice Association recognized and awarded two primary care and two specialty care clinics for their outstanding work Sept. 19, at its annual business meeting.

Weeks Family Medicine was awarded the 2019 Primary Care Clinic of the Year award and Madras Medical Group received an honorable mention award for primary care.

The primary care clinic selection was based on three objective criteria: patient access, clinical quality, and clinical quality improvement over the previous year.

The Center Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research was awarded the 2019 Specialty Clinic of the Year award and Central Oregon Radiology Associates received an honorable mention award.

The recipients were selected by the votes of independent primary care providers, using three criteria: how well a referred patient's issue was addressed, communication and responsiveness, and satisfaction of the referred patients.

The association is excited about the great work being done by all the member clinics in the community. While there are many outstanding clinics that are part of COIPA, the awarded recipients rose to the top.

As part of the award, the top recipients received a voucher for up to $3,000 to spend on local art for their clinic or to donate to a local charity of their choice. Honorable mention recipients received a voucher for $1,000 for the same.

COIPA clinics work hard and show dedication to their patients. "We are delighted to recognize these four clinics for the wonderful contributions they have made toward ensuring the health and wellness of our community," the association noted. "We look forward to continuing this annual recognition for our most outstanding clinics."

The Central Oregon Independent Practice Association is a nonprofit community of independent providers in Central Oregon and the Columbia Gorge established in 1992. Its passion is supporting independent primary care and specialty medical practices by providing a range of services.

COIPA has more than 700 individual members in over 115 independent medical practices, ranging from solo providers to large multi-specialty groups.

COIPA members demonstrate their commitment to high-quality health care participating in a wide range of state, regional, and IPA-led clinical quality reporting and incentive programs.


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