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25 July 2012

AMGA Awarded American Association of Medical Society Executives 2012 Profiles of Excellence Award

Alexandria, VA -- The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) has been named as a recipient of the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) 2012 Profiles of Excellence (PoE) Awards for outstanding achievement in medical society management. AMGA was cited in the Membership category for its member retention and recruitment campaign highlighting services that assist members with the transition to accountable care.

"The membership success is a reflection of all of our efforts in support of ACOs," said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA president and chief executive officer, "including getting the language in the law, our PR campaign highlighting our expertise, and resources we made available through publications, meetings, and collaboratives to help our members understand ACOs and prepare their organizations for the transition to accountable care."

The Profiles of Excellence Awards were established in 2011 to recognize AAMSE member organizations for outstanding achievement in four central areas of organized medicine: advocacy, communications, education and membership. The American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) is the professional organization of more than 700 medical society executives and professional staff. Through its more than 300 member organizations, AAMSE advances the profession of medicine through education, communication of knowledge, leadership development and collaboration. For more information, visit

The American Medical Group Association represents medical groups, including some of the nation's largest, most prestigious medical practices, independent practice associations, and integrated healthcare delivery systems. AMGA's mission is to improve health care for patients by supporting multispecialty medical groups and other organized systems of care. The members of AMGA deliver health care to approximately 130 million patients in 49 states, more than one in three Americans. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for medical groups, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs and publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance.