Published on October 18, 2021

Ridgeview Clinics honored at UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!” virtual celebration

19 Minnesota clinics and care systems recognized for outstanding results in 2019 HEDIS measures and innovation

UCare held its 13th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event Thursday evening, Sept. 30, to recognize 18 clinics and care systems with top results in 2020 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures – including preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, care transitions and medication management. Ridgeview Clinics was honored for improving the health of UCare members enrolled in Medicare plans. Convergence Integrative Care received UCare’s first Innovation Award for implementing innovative strategies to support UCare members’ mental health.

This year’s A Salute to Excellence! was hosted online, with more than 50 health care clinicians and staff in attendance. The evening opened with remarks from UCare President and CEO Mark Traynor, followed by a feature presentation from leaders at the Minnesota Medical Association about confronting clinician bias. UCare’s first Innovation Award was then presented to CIC by UCare Associate Vice President of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, and SNBC Programs Jennifer Garber. Next, UCare 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.

“UCare’s provider partners are a vital extension of our people power. Especially during this pandemic, we are so grateful for the high quality and safe care you and our teams provide our members to put them on a path to their best health,” said Traynor at the event. “You’re on the front lines every day helping our members overcome their health challenges.”