Affinity Medical Group announces addition of Stephen Cruz, MD, to Lincoln Street Clinic
07 / 28 / 2010
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
MENASHA, Wis. – Affinity Medical Group Lincoln Street Clinic welcomes into practice Stephen Cruz, MD. Dr. Cruz previously practiced as an urgent care doctor at the Affinity Medical Group Richmond Street and Koeller Street clinics. Cruz, a family practice physician, provides care to newborns, adolescents and adults. He has special interest in building relationships with people of all ages to provide personalized, long-term care.
Cruz earned his medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He served his internal medical internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va., and served his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.