Summit Family Medicine Awarded Top Honor

Clinic Recognized as Best Clinic

Aurora, CO, October 29, 2010 -

Summit Family Medicine, a HealthONE primary care practice, received the top honor of the Golden Galaxy Award for the best clinic at the Health TeamWorks Awards. In addition to receiving the Golden Galaxy Award, Summit Family Medicine was also one of four clinics awarded for its continuing commitment to working as a patient-centered medical home for the past two years.

Summit Family Medicine competed against over 150 participating clinics in the state for the top honor. Over 400 participants attended the learning collaborative event from physicians, mid-levels, to clinical and nonclinical staff members.

Health TeamWorks is a unique non-profit coalition of health plans, physicians, hospitals, employers, government agencies, quality improvement organizations and other entities working together to reduce fragmentation and implement systems and processes, using evidence-based clinical guidelines, to improve health care in Colorado.

“I am quite proud of our staff,” said Dr. Maria Archie Villavert, M.D. “They have been the reason why in such a short amount of time, this clinic has been recognized for meeting and exceeding goals set to them by a changing healthcare system.”

For more information about Summit Family medicine, please visit www.summitfm.com or call 303.696.2131

About Summit Family Medicine

Summit Family Medicine provides internal medicine, family medicine and preventive care to patients from infants to senior citizens. At Summit Family Medicine, we work with our patients creating individual care plans that cover a variety of issues. Located in Aurora, Summit Family Medicine has hospital privileges at The Medical Center of Aurora.

Summit Family Medicine is an affiliate of HealthONE. As the largest healthcare system in metro Denver with seven hospitals, 13 ambulatory surgery centers and more than 35 outpatient clinics, HealthONE is working to make healthcare more efficient and accountable by enhancing access, improving patient safety and combining appropriate services and programs.