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Fairview Physician Associates Network honored at UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!” awards ceremony

22 Minnesota clinics and care systems recognized for
outstanding results in 2021 HEDIS measures and innovation

MINNEAPOLIS, October 2022 ─ UCare held its 14th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event Thursday evening, October 13, at the University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center to recognize 22 clinics and care systems with top results in 2021 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures – including preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, care transitions and medication management. Fairview Physician Associates Network (FPAN) was honored for improving the health of UCare members enrolled in PMAP/MinnesotaCare plans. NUWAY® received UCare’s Innovation Award for innovative housing strategies to support UCare members’ mental health and addiction recovery.

This year’s A Salute to Excellence! was hosted in person and online, with more than 50 health care clinicians and staff in attendance. The evening opened with remarks from UCare President and CEO Hilary Marden-Resnik, followed by a feature presentation from the Vice President of Primary Care at HealthPartners/Park Nicollet about their continuously effective quality program. UCare’s Innovation Award was then presented to NUWAY by UCare Vice President of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, and SNBC Programs Jennifer Garber. Next, UCare Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Tenbit Emiru, MD, PhD, MBA, honored guests with UCare Excellence in Health Care Awards for their quality results.

“Speaking on behalf of our Board of Directors and leaders, we feel deep gratitude for what we at UCare call “people power” and for your partnership in making sure our members get the care they need – and even more importantly – the quality of care they deserve,” said Marden-Resnik at the event. “Like we do every day at UCare you put your patients and our members first.”

FPAN is a non-profit 501(c)(3), clinically integrated, multi-specialty network of more than 4,000 healthcare providers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  We bring together providers from affiliated independent community practices, Fairview Medical Group, and University of Minnesota Physicians.  FPAN membership includes 76 primary care and 268 specialty care clinics in Minnesota’s Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area.  As a physician-led non-profit organization, FPAN contributes to the success and market differentiation of the healthcare system.  FPAN brings healthcare providers together to deliver efficient, affordable, coordinated care to patients by cultivating relationships, championing alignment, fostering payment reform and more.

Pictured from left to right: Tenbit Emiru, MD, PhD, MBA, UCare Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, John Kvasnicka, MD, FPAN President, Britta Hovey, MHA, FPAN Director Network Operations, Chris Restad, DO, FPAN Medical Officer, Networking and Credentialing, and Hilary Marden-Resnik, UCare President and Chief Executive Officer