• Premera Blue Cross Recognizes 32 Clinics for Healthcare Quality

    MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA – (Dec. 16, 2010) – Premera Blue Cross announced today the 32 recipients of its 2010 Healthcare Quality Awards. The Quality Awards honor Washington medical practices for promoting healthcare quality and representing best practices in the delivery of high-quality care to patients.

    The awards program was developed to recognize high-quality care provided by physicians in any clinic setting, from single doctor offices to larger clinics.

    Using Premera’s Quality Score Card measures, Premera created a methodology that allows performance to be measured in the areas of Adult, Pediatric, and Women’s healthcare.

    The 2010 Healthcare Quality Awards honorees include:

    Adult Care – Honorees 

    • North Kitsap Family Practice and Urgent Care – Poulsbo
    • Family Care Network – Bellingham
    • North Cascade Family Physicians – Mount Vernon
    • Steck Medical Group – Chehalis
    • West Seattle Family Medicine – Seattle
    • Eastside Internal Medicine – Kirkland
    • Lake Chelan Clinic, PS – Chelan
    • Northside Family Medicine -– Spokane
    • Overlake Medical Clinics – Bellevue
    • Family Medicine of Yakima – Yakima
    • Cornerstone Medical Clinic – Yakima

    Pediatric Care – Honorees 

    • The Doctors Clinic – Silverdate/Bremerton
    • Ballard Pediatric Clinic – Seattle
    • Child & Adolescent Clinic - Longview
    • Mercer Island Pediatrics – Mercer Island
    • Issaquah Medical Group – Issaquah
    • Kitsap Children's Clinic – Silverdale
    • Snoqualmie Ridge Medical Clinic – Snoqualmie
    • Walla Walla Clinic – Walla Walla
    • Pediatric Associates – Bellevue

    Women's Health Care – Honorees 

    • John Isbell, MD – Kirkland
    • Northwest Gynecology Associates – Vancouver
    • Valiant Chou, MD – Pasco & Richland
    • Dana Brannon, ARNP – Aberdeen
    • Robert A Reid, MD – Kirkland
    • Mark Bradford, MD – Olympia
    • Mount Vernon Women's Clinic – Mount Vernon
    • WomanHealth – Spokane
    • Main Street Health Associates – Brewster
    • Spokane Obstetrics and Gynecology – Spokane
    • Three Tree Women's Clinic – Burien
    • Patricia Charochak, DO/Northwest Women's Clinic – Puyallup

    Physicians and practices recognized as Premera Blue Cross Healthcare Quality Award Program Honorees represent clinics of all sizes across Washington that are committed to delivering exceptional levels of quality care. The honorees were selected from more than 700 practices.

    About Premera Blue Cross

    Our mission is to provide peace of mind to our members about their healthcare coverage. We provide health insurance and related services to more than 1.5 million people. Premera Blue Cross has operated in Washington since 1933, and Alaska since 1957. Premera Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Premera Blue Cross is a member of a family of companies based in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, that provide health, life, vision, dental, stop-loss, disability, AD&D, and other related products and services.