RESULTS THAT SAVE LIVES. We empower our members to improve care for their patients through our three signature programs―the Acclaim Award, Best Practices Learning Collaboratives, and the Chronic Care Challenge.
Honoring excellence and innovation
The Acclaim Award, supported by AMGA Foundation, rewards medical groups and
other organized systems of care that are bringing the American healthcare system
closer to the ideal delivery model -- one that is safe,
patient-centered, timely, efficient, and
The recipient of the 2018 Acclaim Award is
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, based in Tyler, TX. Two additional organizations,
Michigan Medicine and
Wellmont Medical Associates, were announced as Acclaim Award honorees.
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic achieved outstanding results as part of the three
year Patient Experience Project:
- Overall Doctor Rating
improved from baseline of 58th to the most recent result of 89th percentile.
- Access to Care
improved from baseline of 29th to the most recent result of 81st percentile.
- Results were
consistent at the 93rd percentile for the Care Coordination Domain.
Communication Quality improved from baseline of 49th to the most recent result
of 87th percentile.
- Office Staff Quality improved from baseline of 56th to the most recent result
of 90th percentile.
Best Practices Learning Collaboratives
Tackling chronic illness by creating communities of knowledge.
Our Collaboratives bring together several member groups to develop solutions for managing specific chronic conditions. We create “small” or “intimate” communities of knowledge where participants meet in-person and virtually to share tools and resources to accelerate systematic change and create breakthroughs in patient care.
United nearly 150 organizations around 13 care topics, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multiple chronic conditions, hypertension, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, adult immunizations, and heart failure, among others.
Distributed $1.6 million in grants to enable groups to participate
Chronic Care Challenge
Mobilizing groups nationwide to address chronic conditions with Measure Up/ Pressure Down® and Diabetes: Together 2 Goal®. The Chronic Care Challenge is our multi-year initiative addressing pressing chronic conditions by harnessing the best practices of AMGA member medical groups and health systems to improve patient lives and reverse the staggering burden of chronic disease
Measure Up/ Pressure Down®:
Galvanized nearly 150 participating organizations
Improved hypertension detection or control for 542,833 patients
Improved blood pressure control rates by 2.8%
Through Together 2 Goal®:
- Participants took more than
240,000 actions that reached more than 2 million Americans on the 2017 National
Day of Action.
- More than 750,000 patient lives have been improved.
Together 2 Goal®, launched in 2016, seeks to improve care for 1 million people living with Type 2 diabetes by 2019.
See what Together 2 Goal® participants have to say about the campaign:
Foundation Stars are member groups that have participated 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.
Congratulations to the 2018 Foundation Star awardees:
- Advocate Medical Group
- Aurora Health Care Medical
- Ballad Health (formerly
Wellmont Medical Associates) *
- Billings Clinic *
- Carle Physician Group
- Cleveland Clinic
- Crystal Run Healthcare
- Henry Ford Medical Group *
- Intermountain Medical Group
- The Iowa Clinic, P.C.
- Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
- Mercy Medical Group (CA)
- Ochsner Health System
- Olmsted Medical Center *
- Park Nicollet
HealthPartners Care Group
- PinnacleHealth Medical
- Premier Medical Associates,
- Prevea Health
- Quincy Medical Group *
- Riverside Medical Group
- Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical
- Summit Medical Group, P.A.
- Sutter Medical Foundation
- UnityPoint Clinic *
- UPMC Susquehanna Health
- USMD Health System
- Wake Forest Baptist Health
- WESTMED Medical Group, P.C.
- Wilmington Health
(*New 2018 Foundation Star)