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    Sutter Medical Network, Patient's Choice Award

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    Sutter Medical Network
    Patient's Choice Award

    Patient’s Voice Echoes Patients’ Choice

    Ever gotten a survey in the mail asking you to rate your recent experience at your doctor’s office? If you have—and if you took a few minutes to complete it—you helped us understand what you thought about your overall care experience.

    Feedback from patients like you contributes to calculating patient satisfaction scores. Our network of nearly 5,000 physicians, the Sutter Medical Network, looks at this data to recognize physicians who are true role models in service. Doctors who treat people—rather than symptoms. Physicians who create personal connections with their patients.

    How it works
    The SMN Patient’s Choice Award recognizes two physicians in each region—one primary care and one specialist—whose patients reported consistently high satisfaction with their care and their overall experience in the Care Provider sections of the Press Ganey survey.

    2014 SMN Patient's Choice Award Recipients

    Central Valley Region
    Yvonne Brouard, M.D., Pediatrics, Gould Medical Group
    Celina Hetnal, M.D., Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Gould Medical Group

    East Bay Region
    Sarah C. Handelsman, M.D., Pediatrics, Alta Bates Medical Group
    Chad A. Roghair, M.D., Sports Medicine, Alta Bates Medical Group

    Peninsula Coastal Region
    Richard Jordan, M.D., Internal Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation—Mills-Peninsula Division
    Kirsten Kay Vin-Christian, M.D., Dermatology, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group

    Sacramento Sierra Region
    Erin J. Shaw, M.D., Pediatrics, Sutter Medical Group
    Lisa M. Guirguis, M.D., Cancer Surgery, Sutter Medical Group

    West Bay Region
    Martin F. Ernster, M.D., Pediatrics, Brown & Toland Physicians
    Steven Katznelson, M.D., Kidney Transplant, Physician Foundation Medical Associates