AAAHC’s Bernard A. Kershner People’s Choice award presented to Premise providers for clinical improvements in behavioral health

Premise providers Amanda Beck Chase, MA, LPC, NBC-HWC, John F. Drozd , Ph.D., ABMP, Megan Martz, MA, CPC, LPCC and Daveta McReynolds, MSN, RN recently received the People’s Choice award in the ‘primary care’ category for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care’s (AAAHC) Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement (QI) Award. Their study documented Premise’s efforts to identify a suicide assessment and treatment program to improve care for members.  

The Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement (QI) Award is an annual recognition program focused on quality improvement innovation and exemplary performance in the field of quality improvement. The Kershner award was established in 2004. Premise Health has been recognized as a finalist for the award four times and has received the People’s Choice award three times. Premise has now been recognized more than any other surgical or primary care provider for the award. 

Suicide is a leading cause of death for adults and a concern for patients in primary care. This team’s clinical work helped to bridge the gap for individuals at risk for suicide, whose health needs may otherwise go unrecognized and untreated.  

Visit AAAHC’s website for more details about the award and to view our team’s research.