Sharon Grace
Vice President, Public Relations
703.838.0033 ext. 393

March 24, 2017

AMGA Foundation Recognizes 21 Organizations as 2017 Foundation Stars

Alexandria, VA – AMGA Foundation today awarded the 2017 Foundation Star Award to 21 member organizations for their participation 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.

The 2017 Foundation Star awardees are: Advocate Medical Group, Carle Physician Group, Cleveland Clinic, Crystal Run Healthcare, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Mercy, Mercy Medical Group (CA), Ochsner Health System, Park Nicollet HealthPartners Care Group, Premier Medical Associates, P.C., Prevea Health, Riverside Medical Group, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, Summit Medical Group, P.A., Sutter Medical Foundation, The Iowa Clinic, UPMC Susquehanna Health Medical Group, USMD Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Health (formerly Cornerstone Health Care), WESTMED Medical Group, and Wilmington Health.

“We are pleased to recognize these leading organizations with the distinguished Foundation Star award for their passion for high performance health as well as their commitment to our Foundation,” said Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., president of AMGA Foundation and chief medical and quality officer of AMGA. “Together we are revolutionizing health care by identifying, implementing, and sharing data-driven best practices that provide millions of patients the safest, most efficient, and most effective care possible.”   

Groups interested in learning how their organization may qualify as a 2018 Foundation Star can contact Senior Manager of Donor Relations Sherry Greenwood, 703-842-0770.

About AMGA Foundation
AMGA Foundation is AMGA’s philanthropic arm that enables medical groups and other organized systems of care to consistently improve health and health care. AMGA Foundation serves as a catalyst, connector and collaborator for translating the evidence of what works best in improving health and health care in everyday practice. Learn more at

About AMGA
AMGA is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, innovate and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health. AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of medical groups’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans. Learn more at