Dr. Joel Silverberg and Baton Rouge Clinic CEO Ed Silvey celebrate the Clinic’s inclusion in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
The Baton Rouge Clinic has established itself as a national health care leader with multiple honors for its operations and quality of patient care.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has named the Clinic one of its “16 Better Performing Medical Practices” in the country every year since 1997. In fact, the MGMA bestowed its “Distinguished Practice” award on the Clinic in 2008, for receiving the Better Performing award for so many consecutive years.
In 2015, The Baton Rouge Clinic received accolades from the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Diabetes Recognition and Heart/Stroke Recognition programs for providing quality care for patients with those conditions. The honors go to medical practices who use the best science and evidence-based care for patients. In the fourth quarter of that same year, the Clinic received an extremely rare perfect score on the Humana Quality Metrics. In 2016, Clinic physicians scored a 97.3% on a Percy and Associates patient satisfaction survey, a number that surpassed the national average.
“We don’t do things for recognition, but it’s certainly nice to have our work acknowledged,” said Dr. Joel Silverberg, an Endocrinologist with the Clinic. “We put a ton of effort into the quality of care we provide and the partnerships we have with hospitals and insurance companies. We strive to be good stewards of health care dollars and it’s always nice to have our efforts validated.”
Dr. Everett Bonner, a breast surgeon with The Baton Rouge Clinic, said the awards are an indication of how Clinic physicians stay up-to-date with the latest developments, including new medications and procedures that have been proven to be safe and effective.
“All of our physicians are about providing the best care while adjusting with the times and the new technology that becomes available,” he said. “To me, that’s about living up to our motto of ‘Caring for Generations.’ We pride ourselves on caring for children, parents and grandparents. To see that recognized with awards and reviews from patients makes us feel like we are doing a good job.”
Katy Meyers, the Clinic’s Vice President of Patient Access and Communication, said the national recognitions are especially meaningful because The Baton Rouge Clinic is often in the same categories as large hospital systems.