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McKenzie Providers Receive Patient-Centered Medical Home Designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Family Healthcare ProvidersMcKenzie Health System is proud to announce that four local providers have been named as Patient-Centered Medical Home Practices for 2020 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Dr. Mark English, Dr. Matthew Gormley, Dr. James L. Sams and Dr. Michael Merkler received this notable distinction based on their practice’s excellence and efficiency in caring for patients over a five-year period.

“Our providers go above and beyond to deliver exceptional care for their patients every day,” said Billi Jo Hennika, Chief Operating Officer at McKenzie Health System. “We are honored to have them earn a distinction for providing personalized, holistic care that results in better outcomes for patients and the local community.”

The current designation period runs from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021 and entails high standards in terms of quality, safety and efficiency in patient care. Patient-Centered Medical Home Practices focus on engaging patients in their care and helping them meet healthcare goals with the aim of detecting health issues before they become serious problems, enabling simpler treatment options and better outcomes.

“Ultimately, this model is all about centering care around the patient and delivering superior care each step of the way,” added Hennika.

Throughout the six McKenzie family healthcare offices, their team of professionals brings together physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide comprehensive services and compassionate health care.

McKenzie Health System providers include:

  • Mark English, MD
    Lakeshore Internal Medicine – Port Sanilac, 810-622-9248
  • Matthew Gormley, MD and Kimberley Curell, PA-C
    McKenzie Croswell Clinic, 810-679-0012
  • James L. Sams, MD and Stephanie Hebberd, MSN, FNP-BC
    Peck Medical Center, 810-378-4900
  • James L. Sams, MD and Suzette Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP
    McKenzie Health and Wellness Center – Sandusky, 810-648-3229
  • Michael Merkler, MD and Lori Nugent, PA-C
    McKenzie Family Healthcare in Sandusky, 810-648-9677
  • Megan Burgess, MSN, FNP-C; Michael Lewis, DNP, FNP-C; and Brandy Trepkowski, MSN, FNP-BC
    McKenzie Rural Health Clinic – Sandusky, 810-648-2232
  • Kristie Morgan, MSN, FNP-C
    McKenzie After-Hours Clinic – Sandusky, 810-648-6202

For a list of family healthcare providers, visit www.McKenzieHealth.org. If you would like assistance in finding a family healthcare provider, call 810-648-0610.

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