Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Honors Quality Management Team

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates recently honored the Chelmsford Quality Management Team with the Clinical Innovation Award. Harvard Vanguard is a multi-specialty physician practice with offices across eastern Massachusetts and an affiliate of Atrius Health.

The Chelmsford Quality Management Team has worked successfully to improve quality metrics by developing internal protocols that enable them to achieve success on multiple levels. The team achieved its improvement through engaging the whole department, improving workflow, holding blood pressure clinics and installing clear protocols for the medical assistants, effectively using their diabetic roster reviews with an integral role for the clinical pharmacists, and having a highly engaged population management coordinator.

The Chelmsford Quality Management Team includes: 

  • Melvin Nemkov, MD, Site Medical Director, of Weston
  • Kim Schortmann, Internal Medicine Operations Manager, of Grafton
  • Carolyn LaRosa, Population Management Coordinator, of Chelmsford
  • Nathan Samuels, DNP, of Salem
  • Juliemae Grace, Clinical Support Supervisor for Internal Medicine, of Dracut
  • Margaret O’Leary, Clinical Practice Supervisor of Internal Medicine, of Tewksbury
  • Diane Cote, PharmD, of Woburn
  • Margi Larsen-Byrnes, Site Administrator, of Lincoln

The Clinical Innovation Award recognizes a clinician or clinical team for their extraordinary efforts contributing to clinical innovation within a Harvard Vanguard practice. Clinical innovation is the cornerstone of the rich heritage of the Harvard Vanguard legacy and acknowledges a major advance in improving the health of Harvard Vanguard patients and the community.  

To learn more about Harvard Vanguard, please visit harvardvanguard.org. 

About Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is a nonprofit multi-specialty medical group providing care to 510,000 adult and pediatric patients at more than 22 offices across eastern Massachusetts. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Harvard Vanguard physicians are on the staff of Boston’s academic medical centers and community hospitals. Harvard Vanguard’s 4,300 employees, including more than 630 physicians and 1,000 healthcare professionals, are committed to making it easier for patients to be and stay healthy. Harvard Vanguard practices are among the highest rated in the state for clinical quality and accept insurance from most major health plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Neighborhood Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan, and Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred. Harvard Vanguard is an affiliate of Atrius Health (atriushealth.org), an alliance of six non-profit community-based medical groups and a home health care, private duty nursing and hospice agency in Massachusetts. 


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