MANKATO (Oct. 17, 2019) — UCare held its 11th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event on September 26 to recognize 22 clinics and care systems with top results in 2018 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures. HEDIS includes preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, care transitions and medication management. Mankato Clinic was honored for improving the health of UCare members enrolled in Medicare, Minnesota Senior Health Options and Special Needs Basic Care health plans.
A Salute to Excellence! at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center included a reception, dinner and awards program. In addition, leaders from St. Luke’s Health Care System and North Memorial Health presented UCare-funded interventions to assess and treat substance use disorder, and to deliver health-at-home community paramedic services.
UCare President and CEO Mark Traynor and Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, MD, honored guests with UCare Excellence in Health Care Awards for their quality results. “Our health care provider partners are an essential part of UCare’s people power. We are grateful for your hard work in serving our members and providing them a path for their best health.” said Traynor at the event. “We also continue to support your innovative approaches to improve social determinants of health for our members and their communities.”