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SMMC PrimeCare Cardiologists Receive "Best" Rating from Maine Health Management Coalition

02/19/2013

The SMHC Physicians Cardiology group at Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) has received the highest rating for cardiac care from The Maine Health Management Coalition. The team of four physicians and one nurse practitioner has also been accredited for heart and stroke care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and rated Level III for cardiac care by Bridges to Excellence, their highest ranking.

“SMMC’s PrimeCare Cardiologists are an experienced team with an uncompromising commitment to providing compassionate, quality care,” said Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Nate Wilson, M.D. “Receiving a ‘Best’ rating from The Maine Health Management Coalition assures our cardiac patients that they are getting the best treatment.” 

Fellowship trained cardiologists Paul Meadows, M.D; Edward Quinlan, III, M.D.; Shabbir Reza, M.D.; Howard Sherman, M.D. and Nurse Practitioner Jill Gagne provide a full range of diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic treatments for heart and stroke patients. SMHC PrimeCare Cardiology is located at 9 Healthcare Drive in Biddeford. Their office can be reached at 282-3666.

For more information about the quality designations visit:
NCQA - http://www.ncqa.org/AboutNCQA.aspx
Bridges to Excellence – http://www.hci3.org/what_is_bte
The Maine Health Management Coalition - http://www.mehmc.org/mission-and-key-strategies-of-the-maine-health-management-coalition.html


About Southern Maine Medical Center
Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including a 150-bed acute care medical center in Biddeford, Maine, offering excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach and Saco. Non-emergency care is available without an appointment seven days a week at SMHC’s Walk-In Care center in Saco. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of Southern Maine Medical Center and the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit www.smmc.org.

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Photo Caption: SMHC PrimeCare Cardiologists have received a “Best” rating for cardiac care from The Maine Health Management Coalition. Clockwise from left: Shabbir Reza, M.D.; Paul Meadows, M.D.; Howard Sherman, M.D.; Edward Quinlan, III, M.D. and Jill Gagne, NP.

Media Contact:
Leslie Roberts
(207) 283.7232
lbroberts@smmc.org

 

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