Michigan Primary Care Association Recognized for Advancing, Improving Health Care

Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) is the proud recipient of the Michigan Association of Health Plan’s 2009 President’s Recognition Award. The discretionary award recognizes an individual or organization that has shown an outstanding commitment to the advancement and improvement in health care.

MPCA is the voice for Michigan’s Community Health Centers, which provide comprehensive, accessible, affordable, quality preventive and primary health care to over half a million Michigan residents a year at 160 sites across the state.  The doors of the Health Centers are open to everyone in the community, from pediatric to geriatric, regardless of ability to pay or insurance status. Patients are charged for services on an income-based fee scale.

“MPCA has established a long tradition and proven track record of collaboration with the MAHP and others to achieve singular achievements for health care coverage for Medicaid and also has worked to create a new climate that encourages mutual strategic planning to meet Michigan’s future health care needs,” said MAHP President Dennis Smith.

According to Sibilsky, “MAHP does great work, and we do great work. Together, we do it better.”

Sibilsky accepted the award during MAHP’s 24th Annual Conference at Crystal Mountain Resort on July 26-28. Other award recipients were State Representative Kathy Angerer (Legislator of the Year), Michigan Department of Community Health Director Janet Olszewski (Eugene Farnum Award), and Health Plan of Michigan Chief Executive officer David B. Cotton (Ellis J. Bonner Outstanding Achievement Award).

The Michigan Association of Health Plans is an industry voice for 19 health care plans, covering over 2.1 million Michigan residents, and 45 business affiliated with the health care industry.

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