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Lakeside Medical Organization, Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO, Honored by United Chambers of Commerce

Friday, February 12, 2010 Press Release J E 4
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MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Feb. 11 Lakeside Medical Organization, part of the Heritage Provider Network Family, and CEO Dr. Richard Merkin have been honored by the United Chambers of Commerce for outstanding community service and dedication as a leading health care provider.

Stephen Holzer, Chairman of the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley and Region, honored Lakeside in recognition of its "outstanding community service and dedication as a leading health care provider."

Lakeside Medical Organization is part of the Heritage Provider Network family of medical groups that are highly regarded by health plans and regulatory agencies for the quality of medical care provided to their members. HPN has been selected as one of only ten "elite" medical groups in California by the California Association of Physician Groups. Operating since 1996, HPN's medical groups comprise one of the largest networks of IPAs in California extending throughout Kern County, San Louis Obispo, Lancaster/Palmdale, Victor Valley, Barstow, Palms Springs, Indio and Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and Ventura Counties.

"This honor by the United Chambers of Commerce recognizes our contributions to the community and we look forward to continuing our efforts in the San Fernando Valley," said Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO of HPN.

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce recently honored Lakeside for similar community support and advocacy. "The San Fernando Valley community leaders have recognized our commitment to outstanding health care and wellness for all," said Dr. Keith Richman of Lakeside. "I want to thank our dedicated staff for their continued efforts and hard work."

About Heritage Provider Network

Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of health care delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN develops programs and services that are responsive to the healthcare needs of today's patient. HPN designs its networks to offer patients a comprehensive range of medical care in convenient locations. It organizes and manages medical groups and independent practice associations, integrating with hospitals and ancillary care providers. This system represents a workable, successful business model that has been duplicated with medical groups, IPAs and medical facilities throughout California. HPN is dedicated to quality, affordable health care and putting patients' wellness first.

SOURCE Heritage Provider Network, Inc.
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