Physicians Bruce Blackhart and Albert Gelders of Oakdale Family Medicine received the platinum California Quality Improvement Recognition Award by Health Services Advisory Group of California Inc., the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for California. It is one of only 47 such awards conferred in the state.
The organization reviewed the performance of California physician providers participating in quality improvement efforts during the past year. The review encompassed four elements: quality measure excellence, effective use of health information technology, care management excellence and participation in data reporting quality initiatives. Based on specific criteria, physician practices received either a platinum or gold award.
The Parent Resource Center recognized three of its volunteers for their hours of service. Sharon Carvalho gave 282 hours of her time, while Dora Loredo volunteered 271.4 hours and Ellen Dunbar contributed 156 hours. In all, the agency’s volunteers worked 2,440 hours. The center also recognized Karen Doo as its volunteer angel of the year, an honor given in memory of center co-founder Lorraine Cunningham. Doo co-facilitates parenting basics classes. The nonprofit provides services at Fifth Street and in the airport neighborhood.
United Way gets grant
Olsen honors Manteca businesses
Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Riverbank, honored Manteca Grocery Outlet and its owners, Steve and Debbee Tarr, as the Small Business of the Year for the 12th Assembly District at a special ceremony in Sacramento. Olsen also honored Phil Waterford’s Manteca Ford Mercury similarly in a ceremony in Manteca.
The Small Business of the Year award is given annually in each Assembly and Senate district across the state to honor remarkable small businesses in California that are improving the economy and making a difference in their communities.