MANKATO (Oct. 19, 2021) ─ UCare held its 13th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event virtually on 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. Mankato Clinic was honored for improving the health of UCare members enrolled in Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) and PMAP/MinnesotaCare plans.

“We are proud to be recognized for improving the health of UCare members. We are very focused on improving our quality of care measures and more importantly the health of our patients. Achieving this award was truly a team effort,” said Randy Farrow, Mankato Clinic CEO.

This year’s A Salute to Excellence! was hosted online, with more than 50 healthcare clinicians and staff in attendance. The evening opened with remarks from UCare President and CEO Mark Traynor. 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.”

About Mankato Clinic

In 1916, Mankato Clinic was founded in Mankato by five area physicians who believed that a comprehensive, multi-specialty group practice offered the best means of providing quality health care to the residents of southern Minnesota. Mankato Clinic has grown to over 180 physicians and practitioners and employs over 800 people and is one of the only physician owned and led medical facilities in the state of Minnesota.

Marti Wolter, MS, RN, chief clinical officer, Randy Farrow, CEO, and Dr. Andrew Lundquist, chief medical officer, accepted the UCare Salute to Excellence Award on behalf of the Mankato Clinic.