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  • N. Randall Kolb, MD Named to the 2016 Annual List of “Best Doctors in America®” and Pittsburgh's Best Doctors List Published by Pittsburgh Magazine
  • Jacqueline Weaver-Agostoni, DO, MPH Receives Faculty Teaching Award
  • The American Osteopathic Foundation’s 2013 Outstanding Resident of the Year Awarded to Yewah Jung, DO
  • UPMC SHADYSIDE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER LEVEL 3 CERTIFIED PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME
  • UPMC Shadyside Quality Improvement and Safety Award Winners
  • UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Awarded Grants 2012-2015
  • UPMC Shadyside Earns Magnet Recognition Status
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    bullet point  N. Randall Kolb, MD Named to the 2016 Annual List of "Best Doctors in America®" and Pittsburgh's Best Doctors List Published by Pittsburgh Magazine
     
     
    Since 2012, Dr. N. Randall Kolb, Director of UPMC Shadyside's Family Medicine Residency Program, has been selected as one of the top family medicine physicians for the annual list of “Best Doctors in America®” and Pittsburgh's Best Doctors List published by Pittsburgh Magazine.
     
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    bullet point  Jacqueline Weaver-Agostoni, DO, MPH Receives Faculty Teaching Award
     
     
    Jacqueline Weaver-Agostoni, DO, MPH, Director of the Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program and the Predoctoral Program at the UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program was awarded the University of Pittsburgh's 19th Annual Faculty Teaching Award for 2013-2014. The award was presented to her by the Department of Family Medicine Faculty for Excellence in Teaching.
     
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    bullet point  The American Osteopathic Foundation’s 2013 Outstanding Resident of the Year Awarded to Yewah Jung, DO
     
     
    Dr. Jung, who received her osteopathic medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and her master's in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, had served as Co-Chief for the residency program (Academic Year 2012-2013).

    The Foundation states the following on their website:

    "The Outstanding Resident of the Year Award recognizes and honors outstanding osteopathic residents who embody a great spirit of altruism and whose combination of clinical promise, leadership, ability to think outside the box, and commitment to their patients and the osteopathic profession separate them from the majority."

    "Residents are the future of the medical profession and are looked upon to become future leaders in the osteopathic profession, advocates for their patients, and some even become national and world leaders in health care or research."
     
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    bullet point  UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center Achieves Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home
     
     

    The UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center was recertified as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance in September 2014.

    The UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center was initially certified as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance in July 2011.
     
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    bullet point  UPMC Shadyside Quality Improvement and Safety Award Winners
     
     
    2014 Quality Improvement and Safety Awards

    Quality Third Place Award - “AmeriCorps: A novel approach to team-based care for improved diabetes management”, Leah Yingling, BS, Diabetes QI Coordinator, AmeriCorps, Gregory Gallik, DO, Alan Finkelstein, MD, Barry Coutinho, MD, Nick Owens, PharmD, BCPS, and Ruth Branham, BA.

    Sustainability Second Place Award - "Helping Moms and Babies Live Healthier and Happier Lives: Improving Prenatal and Postpartum Depression Screening and Treatment", Lisa Schlar, MD, Teiichi Takedai, MD, Rowena Pingul-Rovano, MD, Eric Miller, MD, Stephanie Ballard, PharmD, BCPS, Maggie Judge, RN, BSN, Ann O'Donnell, RN, BSN, Ruth Fagbemi, MD, Matthew Giordanango, DO, Julie Ann Galinato, MD, Usha Sadanala, MD, Iyunoluwa Agboola, MD, Amber McCauslin, DO, Jessica Brubach, and Lori Phillips, MPH.

    2013 Quality Improvement and Safety Awards

    Quality Second Place Award - "Improving Diabetic Patient Transitions of Care: Patient Education Role in Improved Diabetes Care", UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center and UPMC Shadyside Hospital 3East

    Sustained Achievement Second Place Award - "Helping Mothers and Babies Breathe Easier by Increasing and Sustaining Smoking Screening and Intervention Rates Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women", UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center


    2012 Quality Improvement and Safety Awards

    Quality Second Place Award - "Realization to Implementation: Anxiety Screening at the UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center", UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center

    Quality Third Place Award - "Maximizing Health and Wellness of Mothers and Babies by Improving Contraception Awareness and Use in Prenatal and Post Partum Women", UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center

    Sustained Achievement Second Place Award - "Maintaining a Successful Bridge Between Inpatient and Outpatient Care", UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center and UPMC Shadyside Hospital 3East

    Safety Third Place Award - "Improving EPSDT Screening Rates", UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center
     
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    bullet point  UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Awarded Grants 2012-2015
     
     
    New Foundation Grants

    “Improving Vision Screening Process at Family Health Center” - Drs. Madeline Simasek, Lori Stiefel, Jackie Weaver-Agostoni, and Nufayl Khan

    "Prenatal Group Visits and Home Visits, PCMH Model: Preventing Preterm Births One at a Time" - Rowena D. Pingul-Ravano, MD, FAAFP, Teiichi Takedai, MD, FAAFP,and Margaret Judge, RN, MSN

    “Japanese Community Outreach Project” – Teiichi Takedai, MD

    “Global Health Track” – Mark Meyer, MD, Randy Kolb, MD and Sue Perri

    Diabetes Quality Improvement Assistant Americorp Volunteer, Alan Finkelstein, MD

    Foundation Grants Extended or Renewed for 2014-2015

    “Educational Innovation Using Community Doulas to Train Family Medicine Residents in Immediate Newborn Maternal Skin to Skin Contact” – Madeline Simasek, MD

    “The Diabetes Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes” - Ruth Branham, BA, Barry Coutinho, MD, Alan Finkelstein, MD,Gregory Gallik, DO, Nicholas Owens, PharmD and Nikiha Robinson, SW

    “The Design, Development and Implementation of a Diabetes Patient Transition of Care Model – A Collaboration Between 3-East and The UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center” – Mary BIery, RN, MSN, and Ruth Branham, BA

    “ePortfolio Grant” – Alan Finkelstein, MD and Sue Perri

    “Improving Maternal Health and Reducing Poor Birth Outcomes Through Interconception Care (ICC) at the UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center” – Lisa Schlar, MD

    "UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center Reach Out and Read/ Reading is Fundamental ", Gregory Gallik, DO and Ann O'Donnell, RN, BSN.

    "Improving Patient Care at UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center Through Implementation of a Home Visit Curriculum" - Mark Meyer, MD and Tomoko Sairenji, MD.

    PA Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Grant

    “Child Death Review Prevention and Intervention Grant” – Lisa Schlar, MD
     
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    bullet point  UPMC Shadyside Earns Magnet Recognition Status
     
     
    UPMC Shadyside earned Magnet Recognition Status® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing, professional practice, and patient care. Receiving Magnet Recognition Status® is one of the highest achievements a hospital can obtain in professional nursing and demonstrates nursing excellence, a commitment to quality patient care, and a healthy work environment. This national award, which has been granted to only 6 percent of U.S. hospitals, involves a rigorous review process.
     
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