The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative annually honors three distinguished primary care champions from across the country that have dedicated their careers to promoting advanced primary care and the patient-centered medical home.
Salvatore Volpe, MD ’86, will receive the Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice Award for outstanding dedication to promoting a coordinated health care system that achieves improved quality and access at lower costs during the PCPCC Annual Fall Conference November 9-11, 2016, in Washington DC.
Dr. Volpe’s unparalleled commitment to improving care is evident in how he created a patient-focused environment within his medical practice, as well as his relentless work as a physician champion in promoting the use of electronic health records and health information technology for quality improvement, according to the PCPCC.
“Dr. Volpe has been a passionate advocate for the Patient-Centered Medical Home delivery care model from the very beginning – he was the first solo practice in New York state and thereafter in the United States to receive a Level 3 PCMH recognition, and he has taken an innovative approach in redefining roles and responsibilities to improve access and communication,” said Jill Hummel, president of Anthem’s plan in Connecticut and incoming board chair for the PCPCC. “And he did all of this with his characteristic humility, driven solely by the desire to improve the health of his patients.”
Founded in 2006, the PCPCC is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health care system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The PCPCC achieves its mission through the work of its executive members, experts, thought leaders, and other stakeholders focused on key issues of delivery reform, payment reform, patient engagement, and benefit design to drive health system transformation. For more information, or to become an executive member, visit www.pcpcc.org.
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