Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic was recently presented with the PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award from UnitedHealthcare, a prestigious recognition of our commitment to providing comprehensive and attentive quality medical care.
The award is given to medical providers who successfully close gaps in care when treating UnitedHealthcare members. These gaps are defined in a strict set of quality measures and performance-based criteria, including the accessibility of preventative screenings such as those aimed at detecting breast and colon cancer, and the ongoing maintenance of chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
“We pride ourselves on offering a complete healthcare experience,” says Patricia Thorbin, the Director of Quality Improvement at Watson Clinic. “Our approach to patient wellness isn’t just reactionary; we also work to be proactive by encouraging regular wellness checks and screenings that can stop health issues in their tracks before they develop further. The PATH Award is a tremendously meaningful affirmation of this effort.”
The PATH Award was granted following a rigorous performance evaluation, which utilized a series of strict care and service measurements endorsed by various health plans and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These criteria included patient communication, the delivery of coordinated care, and the availability of additional support and educational tools.
“By focusing on preventative measures, Watson Clinic empowers patients to enjoy a lifetime of better health and avoid the potential high-cost burdens of chronic illness,” continues Thorbin. “This has always been and will continue to be the centerpiece of Watson Clinic’s mission.”
This is the second year in a row that Watson Clinic has been awarded this honor from UnitedHealthcare as one of the highest performing practices in the Southeast region.
For more information on Watson Clinic, please visit www.WatsonClinic.com.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.
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