RESULTS THAT SAVE LIVES. We empower our members to improve care for their patients through our three signature programs―the Acclaim Award, Best Practices Learning Collaboratives, and the Chronic Care Challenge.
Honoring excellence and innovation
The Acclaim Award, supported by AMGA Foundation, rewards medical groups and
other organized systems of care that are bringing the American healthcare system
closer to the ideal delivery model -- one that is safe,
patient-centered, timely, efficient, and
The recipient of the 2018 Acclaim Award is
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, based in Tyler, TX. Two additional organizations,
Michigan Medicine and
Wellmont Medical Associates, were announced as Acclaim Award honorees.
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic achieved outstanding results as part of the three
year Patient Experience Project:
- Overall Doctor Rating
improved from baseline of 58th to the most recent result of 89th percentile.
- Access to Care
improved from baseline of 29th to the most recent result of 81st percentile.
- Results were
consistent at the 93rd percentile for the Care Coordination Domain.
Communication Quality improved from baseline of 49th to the most recent result
of 87th percentile.
- Office Staff Quality improved from baseline of 56th to the most recent result
of 90th percentile.
Best Practices Learning Collaboratives
Tackling chronic illness by creating communities of knowledge.
Our Collaboratives bring together several member groups to develop solutions for managing specific chronic conditions. We create “small” or “intimate” communities of knowledge where participants meet in-person and virtually to share tools and resources to accelerate systematic change and create breakthroughs in patient care.
United nearly 150 organizations around 13 care topics, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multiple chronic conditions, hypertension, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, adult immunizations, and heart failure, among others.
Distributed $1.6 million in grants to enable groups to participate
Measure Up/ Pressure Down®:
In 2012, we launched a long-term effort to improve care and patient outcomes
for pressing chronic conditions. Out of this effort was born our first national
campaign—Measure Up/Pressure Down®— which galvanized AMGA members across the
country and improved high blood pressure detection and control. By the end of
this three-year initiative in 2015, nearly 150 participating organizations had
collectively improved the lives of over half a million Americans with high blood
Together 2 Goal®:
AMGA Foundation’s second National Campaign, Together 2 Goal®, launched in
2016. This campaign seeks to improve care for 1 million people living with Type
2 diabetes. So far campaign participants have improved care for more than
750,000 Americans with Type 2 diabetes, but there’s still more work to be done.
To build on this strong progress toward the 1 million goal, AMGA Foundation
has extended the campaign beyond 2019 into 2021.
Watch the video below to hear what leading medical groups and health systems
have to say about the extension.
Foundation Stars are member groups that have participated in four or more AMGA Foundation initiatives: they have applied for the Acclaim Award, participated in one or more Best Practices Learning Collaboratives, taken part in AMGA national campaigns, Measure Up/Pressure Down® or Together 2 Goal®, and donated to the Foundation.
Congratulations to the 2018 Foundation Star awardees:
- Advocate Medical Group
- Aurora Health Care Medical
- Ballad Health (formerly
Wellmont Medical Associates) *
- Billings Clinic *
- Carle Physician Group
- Cleveland Clinic
- Crystal Run Healthcare
- Henry Ford Medical Group *
- Intermountain Medical Group
- The Iowa Clinic, P.C.
- Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
- Mercy Medical Group (CA)
- Ochsner Health System
- Olmsted Medical Center *
- Park Nicollet
HealthPartners Care Group
- PinnacleHealth Medical
- Premier Medical Associates,
- Prevea Health
- Quincy Medical Group *
- Riverside Medical Group
- Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical
- Summit Medical Group, P.A.
- Sutter Medical Foundation
- UnityPoint Clinic *
- UPMC Susquehanna Health
- USMD Health System
- Wake Forest Baptist Health
- WESTMED Medical Group, P.C.
- Wilmington Health
(*New 2018 Foundation Star)