AMG Announces 2015 Clinical Excellence Award Recipients

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Augusta Medical Group, the employed medical practice of more than 90 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at Augusta Health, announced its 2015 Clinical Excellence Award recipients. The awards are given annually to the Augusta Medical Group providers who exemplify the highest level of patient-centered care and quality. The awards reflect Augusta Health's commitment to their values of clinical excellence and community-centered care.

All providers who are members of Augusta Medical Group are considered for the recognition, and the recipients are chosen after a rigorous selection process that included review of patient satisfaction scores and quality indicators.

"Because all of our providers focus on providing great care to their patients, the selection of those we recognize each year is very difficult. The patient satisfaction scores and the quality metrics within the group are very close," said George Jirak, MD, President of the Augusta Medical Group. "And while the decision is difficult for us, it's a great situation for our patients."

Recipients of the AMG 2015 Clinical Excellence Awards

The 2015 Clinical Excellence Award recipients were:

Hospitalist Awards:

  • Yuri Yakubchyk, MD
  • Matthew Hoy, PA-C

Specialty Awards:

  • David Caulkins, MD, Wound Care
  • Nelly Maybee, MD, Endocrinology
  • Katie Hall, PA-C, Endocrinology

Primary Care Awards:

  • Kimberly Cheek, MD, Waynesboro Primary Care
  • Colleen Arnold, MD, Lexington Primary Care
  • Tiffany Macey, FNP-C, Fishersville Primary Care

Urgent Care Awards:

  • Michael Brookings, MD
  • Jennifer Gerardi, PA-C

The President's Award is given to the top Physician and Mid-Level provider within Augusta Medical Group.

President's Award for Exceptional Clinical Excellence:

  • David Krieger, DO, Occupational Medicine
  • Paul "Mike" Marshall, ANP-C, Augusta Health Cancer Center, Medical Oncology

Augusta Medical Group is the employed medical practice at Augusta Health, an independent, nonprofit community hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care. Named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America by Thomson Reuters in both 2011 and 2012, Augusta Health has also been nationally recognized by HealthGrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for clinical excellence and patient safety for the last three consecutive years, and has been name one of America's 50 Best Hospitals in 2015. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please contact Public Relations at (540) 245-7329 or visit our website,