Emaus designated as certified physician executive
01 / 31 / 2008
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
MENASHA, Wis. – Dr. Erik Emaus, vice president of Medical Affairs at
CCMM awarded Emaus the status of certified physician executive for educational achievements, demonstrated stature as a physician and experience in the field of medical management. The designation indicates that a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education, while also demonstrating effective knowledge and leadership skills.
The CCMM currently lists more than 1,000 Certified Physician Executives.
Emaus, who has been with Affinity since 1999, earned his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University in East Lansing. He served his internship at Traverse City Community Hospital in Michigan. He is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, and he is a fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.
The national certifying body for physicians specializing in medical management, the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, is a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the American College of physician Executives (ACPE) to establish and maintain the high standards required for physician executive certification. The ACPE is the nation’s largest organization of physicians in health care leadership. The college is recognized by the American Medical Association as the specialty society representing physicians.
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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.