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CAPG Awards Elite Status to Heritage Provider Network

Friday, June 22, 2012

For the 5th year in a row the California Association of Physician Groups has awarded elite status to Heritage Provider Network, the leader in innovative healthcare.

Marina del Rey, California-June 19, 2012-Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, is pleased to announce HPN and its family of medical groups has received the prestigious rank of Elite Status of Excellence for medical care from the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) 2012 Standards of Excellence Survey. This is the 5th year in a row HPN has achieved Elite Status in the CAPG survey. (

HPN received the coveted Elite Status of Excellence for its medical groups in all categories of the Standards of Excellence Survey for 2012, including Care Management Practices, Health Information Technology, Accountability and Transparency and Patient Centered care.

“Once again, our team members at HPN have worked very hard to continue our commitment to quality, affordable healthcare, making critical differences in the lives of more than 600,000 of our enrollees,” said Dr. Merkin. “I congratulate all of our team members, you have made it possible for us to receive this elite status of excellence in medical care from CAPG for 2012, and I am very grateful, thank you.”

“Heritage Provider Network sets the bar in California for outstanding access, quality and cost effective healthcare. Their consistent Elite Status for Standards of Excellence reveals their dedication to improving healthcare in our state and we applaud them for it,” said Donald Crane, President and CEO of the California Association of Physician Groups.

Elite Status in all categories of the survey was achieved by each of HPN’s family of medical groups including:

  • Affiliated Doctors of Orange County
  • Sierra Medical Group
  • Regal Medical Group
  • Lakeside Medical
  • Lakeside Community Healthcare
  • Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
  • High Desert Medical Group
  • Heritage Physician Network
  • Greater Covina Medical Group
  • Desert Oasis Healthcare
  • California Desert IPA
  • California Coastal Physician Network
  • Bakersfield Family Medical Group

About HPN:

Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of healthcare delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN develops programs and services that are responsive to the healthcare needs of today’s patient. HPN designs its networks to offer patients a comprehensive range of medical care in convenient locations. It organizes and manages medical groups and independent practice associations, integrating with hospitals and ancillary care providers. This system represents a workable, successful business model that has been duplicated with medical groups, IPAs and medical facilities throughout California. HPN is dedicated to quality, affordable health care and putting patients’ wellness first (

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