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Premier Medical Associates Receives AMGA-Optum Population Health Award

Premier Medical Associates (PMA), a multispecialty physician practice based in Monroeville, PA, received the 2017 Optum-AMGA Award for Innovation in Population Health. PMA received the award for their use of analytics to achieve outstanding improvements in population health and for sharing their approaches with other AMGA member organizations. This is the third year for the Population Health Innovation Award from AMGA and Optum. Previous winners were Aurora Health Care (based in Milwaukee, WI) and Mercy (based in St. Louis, MO).

The American Medical Group Association names Premier recipient of 2016 Acclaim Award

The American Medical Group Association named Monroeville-based Premier Medical Associates, an Allegheny Health Network-affiliated physician group, as the recipient of its prestigious 2016 Acclaim Award. The award is designed to recognize the successes that medical groups and other organized systems of care have achieved in improving the value of the health care services they provide to their communities.

AHN doctors, patients to have role in diabetic device development

People with diabetes could soon get more help managing the disease, thanks to a $500 million joint venture involving Allegheny Health Network, drugmaker Sanofi and Verily Life Sciences LLC, a unit of Google parent Alphabet.

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi partnered with software and miniature electronics company Verily of Mountain View, Calif., to create Cambridge, Mass.-based Onduo, a company that will use new medical devices to help people with diabetes better care for the chronic disease.

Making scheduling fair for employees and customers

The allure of a sun-soaked jaunt to Europe in June or a sandy Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is practically universal, meaning that creating and adjusting schedules can get complicated for workplaces at certain points in the year.

Absence of Compliance

Mark DeRubeis, CEO of Premier Medical Associates

When the city of Pittsburgh passed a paid sick-leave ordinance in 2015, many companies worried what the impact might be.

One of the key provisions in the ordinace stated that employers had to give an employee an hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours worked.

Meet Dr. Gerald Byers from Golden LivingCenter – Murrysville

Dr. Gerald Byers (center) with Golden Living Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Yao (left) and Golden Living Chief Executive Officer Dr. Neil Kurtz (right)
Dr. Gerald Byers (center) with Golden Living Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Yao (left) and Golden Living Chief Executive Officer Dr. Neil Kurtz (right)

Monroeville-based physician practice seeks to expand

A Monroeville-based health care provider is preparing to expand in Penn Township, awaiting final regulatory approval before moving ahead with a plan to erect two medical office buildings.

Planned for largely vacant land along Route 130, the Premier Medical Associates buildings would be two stories high, one containing 20,000 square feet and the other having 10,000 square feet.

Penn Hills-based doc raises money to build libraries in Ghana

Support and donations from people in the Penn Hills community will help build a library in rural Ghana this year, thanks to a local doctor.

Stephen Greene, a pediatrician working out of the Premier Medical Associates office in Penn Hills, plans to raise funds to build a third library and computer lab in West Africa this year through his organization, Hope for Ghana.

“It's a project funded by friends and colleagues who love the cause,” said Greene, 51, of Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood.

Large W.Pa. physician network prepares for Highmark-UPMC split

Mark DeRubeis runs one of the largest physician practices in Western Pennsylvania and is guiding Monroeville-based Premier Medical Associates and its 100 doctors as the health care industry undergoes dramatic changes.

The Affordable Care Act is introducing new ways of paying doctors and providing health insurance to thousands of previously uninsured patients.

Premier Medical adds pain management services

Premier Medical Associates continues to expand with the addition of a pain management specialist.

Dr. M. Bud Lateef has been hired to offer pain management services at Premier, adding to a growing list of over 20 specialties offered by the Monroeville-based physician practice. Lateef received a medical degree from the Saba School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands, and completed a medical residency at UPMC in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He also did a fellowship in anesthesia pain management at UPMC and serves as an impairment-rating examiner for the state.

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