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Â Atlanta Top Doctors 2016
This year Atlanta Magazine recognized 21 pediatricians across the Atlanta MSA in its annual Atlantaâs Top Doctors July issue.Â This yearâs list included ten pediatricians who are members of Kids Health First Pediatric Alliance, representing nearly 50 per cent of the physicians selected for this recognition.
In addition, Atlanta Magazine also recognized Kids Health Firstâs member pediatrician, Steven Shore, M.D., in the area of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, bringing the total number of KHF physicians recognized to eleven.
We would like to congratulate these physicians on this tremendous achievement and congratulate them for being the âThe Doctors Other Doctors Trust Mostâ-Atlanta Magazine, 2016.
Mark Hutson, M.D., F.A.A.P.
John Knox, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Sally J. Marcus, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Lisa Roberts, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Joseph M. Rosenfeld, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Julius Sherwinter, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Steven Shore, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Anna B. Tanner, M.D.
Judith R. Tolkan, M.D.,
Richard Weil, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Sheri L. Zager, M.D.
American Academy of Pediatrics Recognizes Donna Scowden
Lynn Cramer, a nationally recognized pediatric practice manager dedicated to improving healthcare for children, was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident in the spring of 2015. To honor her legacy, the Pediatric Practice Management Alliance (PPMA), a sub-organization of the AAPâs Section on Administration and Practice Management has established the Lynn Cramer Pediatric Practice Manager Award.
This award recognizes a member of PPMA who exemplifies Lynnâs devotion to excellence in pediatric practice management. This yearâs first annual award has been presented to Donna Scowden, Pediatric Practice Manager with Peachtree Park Pediatrics of Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout much of her career, Donna guided this pediatric practice through ongoing change and challenges to bring the practice to its current state of pediatric excellence.
âDonna is exactly the kind of pediatric practice manager who exemplifies the level of commitment to improving pediatric healthcare practiced by Lynn Cramer,â stated Robert Wiskind,Â M.D., Managing Partner with Peachtree Park Pediatrics. “Donna’s dedication does not stop with our practice,” added Dr. Wiskind.
“In her work with Kids Health First (KHF), Donna has served as the Practice Administrator representative on the Quality Committee, as well as serving in a similar capacity with the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (GAAAP).
As a Founding Member of The Children’s Care Network, Kids Health First benefits from the newly signed agreement between Wellcare andÂ The Children’s Care Network.
This partnership, a first for The Children’s Care Network with a managed care organization, represents a new standard of collaboration that is designed to improve health outcomes and provide better experience of care for patients and their families. The Children’s Care Network, Georgia’s only clinically integrated pediatric network, is managing care for approximately 77,500 WellCare Medicaid members.
According to a press release on December 3, 2015, under the agreement, WellCare will provide incentive payments to The Children’s Care Network for quality-based improvements in certain Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDISÂ®) measures, a tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. To read more go to http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wellcare-signs-two-year-agreement-with-the-childrens-care-network-300186856.html
Kids Health First becomes a Founding Member of The Children’s Care Network
Kids Health First has joined The Children’s Care Network, which is Georgia’s only clinically integrated pediatric network. The Children’s Care Network, Inc., a physician-led, subsidiary corporation of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, aims to improve the quality of care for every child in Georgia and willÂ demonstrate performance and value by emphasizing data-driven approaches to quality improvements.
Atlanta Magazine’s Top Doctors 2015
Congratulations to our pediatricians who have been named to Atlanta Magazine’s Top Doctors 2015 for the third year in a row. These sevenÂ pediatricians include Mark Hutson, Sally Marcus, Julius Sherwinter, Anna Tanner, Steven Shore, Judith Tolkan and Richard Weil. Click here to read more.
Brad Weselman, M.D., Receives 2014 Paul V. Miles FellowshipÂ
Kids Health First recognizes the significant accomplishments of Brad Weselman, M.D., F.A.A.P., Chair of the Quality/Utilization Management Committee. Click here to read moreÂ Press Release Announcing 2014 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Final.
Kids Health First pediatricians recognized in Atlanta Magazine’s 2014 Top Doctors. Click here to read more.