The Baton Rouge Clinic is the Together 2 Goal®
campaign’s latest Goal-Getter. As a part of their
involvement with the campaign, Baton Rouge realized
a major gap in capturing eye exams in its electronic
health record (EHR) for patients with Type 2 diabetes.
With “Head Coach” Harold D. Brandt, M.D., FACP,
at the helm, the organization successfully increased the
number of patients with diabetes with evidence of eye
exams by nearly 40% over a five-year period. Their
“game plan” is available at together2goal.com.
Last Chance to Apply for 2018 Acclaim Award
Does your medical group or health system have a
quality-improvement success story to share? Apply for
the 2018 Acclaim Award and be recognized for your
excellence in care delivery.
This year, we have revamped the application and
submission process to help guide you and your orga-
nization to tell your Acclaim Award story in the most
effective way. View the webinar held on May 16 to
learn more about AMGA Acclaim Award, the applica-
tion, and recent changes to the criteria, and answer
some of your most pressing questions about the process
at amga.org. If you have any questions or need help
with your application, please contact Sunny Temesgen
at STemesgen@amga.org. Acclaim Award applications
are due September 22, 2017.
Learn more about the Acclaim Award at amga.org.
Our Newest Goal-Getter: The Baton Rouge Clinic
In Memory of Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE
n Ken Ackerman, M.D.
n Marcie Babey
n Joseph Bisordi, M.D., FACP
n Russell Branzell
n C. Edward Brown, FACHE
n David Fitzgerald
n Theresa Frei, R.N., M.B.A.
n Sharon Gabrielson, M.H.A.
n Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
n Matthew Gibb, M.D., FACC, FACP, FSCAI
n Steven Green, M.D.
n Jennifer Jackman, MHCE
n Michelle Koury, M.D.
n Kevin McCune, M.D.
n Woody Morris, CPA
n Robert C. Montgomery, M.D.
n Ken Novack
n Randall Peyton, M.D.
n Randolph Shapiro, CPA
n Mark Shields, M.D.
n Nikita Stempniewicz
n Susan Terry, M.D.
n Don Wreden, M.D.
n Darcy Devine
n Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A
n CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital and Clinics
n McLaren Medical Group
n The Polyclinic
n San Juan Health Partners
n Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Together 2 Goal® Corporate Collaborators
n Presenting Corporate Collaborator: Novo Nordisk, Inc.
n Principal Corporate Collaborators: Johnson & Johnson Health
Care Systems, Inc. and Optum
n Contributing Corporate Collaborators: Merck and Sanofi
n Corporate Collaborator: DC Department of Health
Best Practices Collaborative Sponsors
n Adult Immunizations: Pfizer Inc.
n Heart Failure: Novartis
n Obesity: Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Thanks to AMGA Foundation Donors
The Foundation would like to give special thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their recent donation: