St. Jude Heritage Medical Group was recently honored as a recipient of the annual Excellence in Health
Care Award. This prestigious award represents the highest level of achievement
recognized by the Integrated Healthcare Association, a nonprofit leadership
group that advocates for quality, accountability and affordability in
health care. The Integrated Healthcare Association recognized St. Jude
Heritage as an exceptional physician organization that effectively manages
costs and provides superior quality clinical care throughout the entire
But what do honors like the Excellence in Health Care Award mean for you
as a patient?
First, recognition and ratings should be part of your research when you
are deciding on specific health care providers offered within your various
health care plan options. When you are gathering information to compare
plans, the health insurance companies you contact may send you a thick
directory filled with the names of the doctors and care centers from which
you may choose. It’s hard, if not impossible, to tell them apart.
How do you know the physicians and hospitals offered by the insurance
you are considering have the expertise and quality you deserve?
One of the best ways is to choose a plan that gives you access to physicians
that have distinguished themselves among their colleagues. Peer recognition,
industry awards and high ratings from respected health care organizations
are one of the best ways of giving you a heads-up that a doctor or a group
of doctors, and the hospitals at which they practice, are outstanding.
The availability of highly honored medical groups like St. Jude Heritage,
and the other top-performing physician groups and hospitals in the St.
Joseph Hoag Health network, are reassurance that your health is in the
Also, it’s especially important to focus your attention on finding
award-winning doctors and hospitals if you have specialized care needs.
As a health care consumer and potential patient, you should give yourself
every advantage by consulting with high-performing doctors who practice
at a facility that excels in treating your particular health conditions.
Several million patients a year are admitted to the hospital for surgery
or specialty care that presents out-of-the-ordinary challenges or higher-than-usual
risks. The greater the health challenges you face because of your age,
physical condition, or pre-existing conditions; the more you will benefit
from asking “What awards and recognition have they received?”
as you seek out doctors and hospitals that will provide you with the most
highly-skilled inpatient care.
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hospitals and medical groups, and their
physicians and staff who have dedicated their careers to your health and well-being,
consistently rank at the top of their fields and have the
awards and recognition to show for it across the spectrum of primary care and specialized medicine.
Explore our network of care and see for yourself.
Get more from your health care provider. For award-winning doctors and
award-winning care, choose St. Joseph Hoag Health.
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical
care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.