IRVING, TEXAS, February 3, 2010 – The Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving (M&SCI) today announced that it has been recognized by The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as a superior practice for its operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide.

MGMA recognized M&SCI for its achievement in productivity, capacity and staffing, and named M&SCI a “better performer” – a coveted recognition among medical practices – in its report titled Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups. The report, a benchmarking standard among medical groups, was produced by surveying strategic measures, management behaviors, processes and procedures from thousands of medical groups.

This marks the sixth consecutive year that M&SCI has been recognized as a better performer. That achievement is the result of a continuous focus on growing and maintaining a superior medical staff, as well as strategic use of technology to control costs without sacrificing quality or patient care. “The physicians and employees of M&SCI consider it a privilege to serve the health care needs of Irving and the surrounding communities,” says Jeffry Duke, CPA and Executive Director of M&SCI. “Our ongoing commitment to quality, operational efficiency and patient satisfaction is reinforced by this recognition from MGMA. We are gratified to be included among such a successful assembly of our peers.”

M&SCI, a fixture in the Irving community since 1953, consists of both primary care and specialty physicians who are committed to providing the highest quality medical care in the area. The practice emphasizes prevention, access and cost effectiveness. M&SCI provides a variety of medical specialties and technologies under one roof, so patients benefit from the convenience and coordination of treatment plans. These efficiencies will be expanded this year with the implementation of the Allscripts Enterprise electronic health records, reinforcing M&SCI’s commitment to operational excellence.

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About Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving
M&SCI is one of the largest physician-owned multi-specialty group practices in the metroplex, serving patients from Irving and surrounding communities since 1953. With its focus on high quality, disease prevention, technology advancements and the continuum of medical care, M&SCI is well positioned to meet the challenges of healthcare in the decades to come. For more information, call 972-253-4200 or visit www.mscitx.com.

About MGMA
MGMA is the premier association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. Their 22,500 members lead organizations nationwide in which 275,000 physicians provide more than 40 percent of the health care services delivered in the United States. For more information, go to http://www.mgma.com.