Diabetes and Endocrine Center Recognized by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Michelle Lalick, Susan Price and Dr. Robert Rood represent the entire clinical team of Mercy Health Physician Partners Diabetes and Endocrine Center as it earns recognition from NCQA.

Congratulations to Mercy Health Physician Partners Diabetes and Endocrine Center for being recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), effective July 2019.

The following Mercy Health providers are linked to this recognition:


Benjamin Borton, NP
Emilie Collins, MD

Leda Evans, NP

Megan Fitzpatrick, NP

Cyprian Gardine, MD

Siobhan Kent, PA
Susan Owen, NP
Ashley Therasse ,MD
Robert Rood, MD
Josefina Shen, MD

Courtney Soubliere, DO

“The NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program is only awarded to clinicians who use evidence-based measures and have proven outcomes providing high quality care to patients with diabetes,” said James Brown, clinical lead for Mercy Health Physician Partners Diabetes and Endocrine Center. “The fact that every provider in our office achieved this distinction is a true testament to the expertise of our clinical group. This recognition makes us a part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for providing the highest level of diabetes care.”

This recent recognition from NCQA builds on the multitude of other awards the MHPP Diabetes and Endocrine Center has earned for clinical excellence throughout the years.

“We have a lengthy history of earning and achieving clinical excellence awards, including our fellowship-trained diabetologist Dr. Robert Rood’s receipt of the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Healthcare Champion award,” said Brown. “Additionally, our diabetes education program is certified by both the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and the AADE, and the American Diabetes Association has acknowledged Mercy Health for exceeding national standards for quality diabetes education.”

This recognition is valid for the next three years.

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org/ and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.

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