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Awards & Honors

For 2012 CIGNA's Medicare Advantage plan received a 4 star rating by www.medicare.gov. This outstanding achievement is driven by the healthcare team that cares for you in Phoenix, which is exclusive to Cigna Medical Group and over 4,400 other contracted Specialists. Cigna Medical Group is the group medical practice for Cigna HealthCare of Arizona's Medicare Advantage Plan. Click here to learn more.

Finalist in Arizona Business Magazine's "2010 HealthCare Leadership Award" for CIGNA Medical Group's Chronic Health Improvement Program.

Winner of South Mountain Chamber of Commerce's "2010 Spirit of South Mountain" award.

Seven honorees of the Diabetic Physician Recognition program by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association. These physicians meet specific standards of care associated with high-quality outcomes among diabetics.

Twenty one recipients of the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program, created by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to recognize physicians who have met the highest standards of quality in the area of heart and stroke care.

Cigna Medical Group's Pediatrics team is a 7-time recipient of the "Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Award," which is given to pediatric departments that achieve immunization coverage for at least 90% of all 2-year-old patients.

  • Chandler HealthCare Center — 7 years, 2002 - 2008
  • Deer Valley HealthCare Center — 3 years, 2004 - 2007
  • Paradise Valley HealthCare Center —- 2006
  • Scottsdale HealthCare Center — 2007
  • South Mountain HealthCare Center — 2 years, 2007 - 2008
  • Stapley HealthCare Center — 2 years, 2007 - 2008
  • Tempe HealthCare Center — 2 years, 2005 - 2006

Recipient of a "Certificate of Achievement" from the American Academy of Pediatrics and The Arizona Partnership for Immunizations for championing community vaccination improvement efforts

  • Dr. Houfek, Medical Director for Primary Care

Recipient of the "Dreaming to Reach Excellent Anticoagulation Management Award" from Roche Diagnostics for excellence in the care and management of patients taking the blood-thinning medication, warfarin (Coumadin).

Recipient of the 2005 "CIGNA President's Award" and recipient of the 2005 "Big Shots Award" from The Arizona Partnership for Immunization for responding to the 2004 flu vaccination shortage and assisting 42,500 high-risk individuals.

Winner of Arizona Business Magazine's "2008 HealthCare Leadership Award" for CIGNA Medical Group's Diabetes Self-Management program

One of 2007's "Top 25 Workplaces for Women" by Arizona Woman magazine

Six "Top Docs," by Phoenix Magazine, 2008, selected by their peers as the best in the field.

  • Dr. Rebecca Allison, Cardiologist
    (Phoenix Central)
  • Dr. Sanford Fineman, Neurology
    (Phoenix Central and North Valley)
  • Dr. Paul Ingraham, Internal Medicine (Scottsdale)
  • Dr. John Parente, Family Medicine
    (Phoenix Central)
  • Dr. Alan Mallace, Rheumatologist
    (Phoenix Central and Sun City)
  • Dr. Dean Martin, Family Medicine (Phoenix Central)


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