50 Years of Transforming Health Care

The year 2016 marks the AMGA Foundation’s 50th anniversary. When founded in 1966, the Foundation focused on helping medical providers understand the implications Medicare and Medicaid, both implemented that same year. Health care has changed significantly in the last 50 years, but AMGA Foundation continues to adapt so that we can provide the healthcare community with resources to succeed in this changing landscape.

50th Anniversary Charter Club

Member groups, individuals, and corporations reaffirmed their commitment to quality care and their ongoing support of the Foundation by joining the 50th Anniversary Charter Club.


Highlights from 50th Anniversary Gala

AMGA Foundation celebrated 50 years of transforming health care with a 50th Anniversary Gala in San Francisco on November 16. Nearly 300 guests attended the gala at the Bently Reserve as the Foundation celebrated its history and honored five individuals who helped to build the organization.

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The Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco hosted AMGA and AMGA Foundation for the evening. 
The Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco hosted AMGA and AMGA Foundation for the evening.

 

We honored five individuals whose passion for the Foundation made the organization what it is today. 
We honored five individuals whose passion for the Foundation made the organization what it is today.

Bill Conway, M.D., Executive Vice President, Henry Ford Health System and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Medical Group, shares a laugh with Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical and Quality Officer, AMGA and President, AMGA Foundation 
Bill Conway, M.D., Executive Vice President, Henry Ford Health System and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Medical Group, shares a laugh with Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical and Quality Officer, AMGA and President, AMGA Foundation

 

Theresa Frei, R.N., M.B.A., CEO or Sutter Medical Foundation and guest with Silas Martin, M.S., Director, Health Care Quality at J&J Health Care Systems Inc. 
Theresa Frei, R.N., M.B.A., CEO or Sutter Medical Foundation and guest with Silas Martin, M.S., Director, Health Care Quality at J&J Health Care Systems Inc.

Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A. of AMGA served as emcee for the program. 
Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A. of AMGA served as emcee for the program.

 

Foundation Chair Jim Boswell, M.B.A., Executive Vice President & Managing Partner, Client Advisory Services - ‎IKS Health, presented the Legacy Award and accompanying “pork chop” to Carl Rider, M.P.H., M.A., Senior Administrator Emeritus, Mayo Clinic. 
Foundation Chair Jim Boswell, M.B.A., Executive Vice President & Managing Partner, Client Advisory Services - ‎IKS Health, presented the Legacy Award and accompanying “pork chop” to Carl Rider, M.P.H., M.A., Senior Administrator Emeritus, Mayo Clinic.

The evening’s five honorees: Carleton T. Rider, M.P.H., M.A., Senior Administrator Emeritus, Mayo Clinic; Ronald H. Kirkland, M.D., M.B.A., Past Chairman of the Board, The Jackson Clinic; Julie Sanderson-Austin, R.N., Senior Advisor, AMGA Analytics; William A. Conway, M.D., Executive Vice President, Henry Ford Health System and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Medical Group; and Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA 
The evening’s five honorees: Carleton T. Rider, M.P.H., M.A., Senior Administrator Emeritus, Mayo Clinic; Ronald H. Kirkland, M.D., M.B.A., Past Chairman of the Board, The Jackson Clinic; Julie Sanderson-Austin, R.N., Senior Advisor, AMGA Analytics; William A. Conway, M.D., Executive Vice President, Henry Ford Health System and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Medical Group; and Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA

 

Guests watched as sand artist Joe Castillo depicted the story of a patient living with diabetes who was helped by Together 2 Goal®. 
Guests watched as sand artist Joe Castillo depicted the story of a patient living with diabetes who was helped by Together 2 Goal®.

Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE, President & Chief Executive Officer of AMGA, with Ashok Rai, M.D., President & Chief Executive Officer of Prevea Health 
Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE, President & Chief Executive Officer of AMGA, with Ashok Rai, M.D., President & Chief Executive Officer of Prevea Health

Highlights from AMGA Foundation's History