Augusta Medical Group Announces 2014 Clinical Excellence Awards Recipients

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

FISHERSVILLE, Va. (WHSV) -- Augusta Medical Group, the employed medical practice of more than 70 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at Augusta Health, announced its 2014 Clinical Excellence Award recipients. The awards are given annually to the Augusta Medical Group providers who exemplify the highest level of patient-centered care and quality. The awards reflect Augusta Health’s commitment to their values of clinical excellence and community-centered care.

All providers who are members of Augusta Medical Group are considered for the recognition, and the recipients are chosen after a rigorous selection process that included review of patient satisfaction scores and quality indicators.

“Over the past year, all those in Augusta Medical Group provided great care to their patients. That made it very difficult to choose those who were recognized because of the closeness of the patient satisfaction scores and the high quality within the group,” said George Jirak, MD, President of the Augusta Medical Group.”

The 2014 Clinical Excellence Award recipients were:

Hospitalist Awards: Physician: Rob Szeles, MD Mid-level: Matthew Hoy, PA

Specialty Physician Awards: David Krieger, DO, Occupational Health and Allison Baroco, MD, Infectious Disease

Primary Care Physician Awards: Barbara Paszkowiak, MD, Fishersville Internal Medicine and Colleen Arnold, MD, Lexington Primary Care

Primary Care Mid-Level Award: Allison Chupp, CNP, Churchville Family Practice

Specialty Care Med-Level Award: Katie Hall, PA, Endocrinology

The President’s Award is given to the top Physician and Mid-Level provider within Augusta Medical Group. This year, two mid-level providers were recognized because they had the same scores.

President’s Award for Exceptional Clinical Excellence: David Caulkins, MD, Wound Care; Sara Hawken, ANP, Dermatology and Joe Surratt, AGACNP, Gastroenterology


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