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Sarasota Memorial First Physicians Group Wins Best of Venice 2012

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Readers of the Venice Gondolier voted Sarasota Memorial First Physicians Group as the first place winner for best pediatric health care provider in the newspaper's annual “Best of Venice” awards.

Sarasota Memorial was honored among more than 400 business owners and representatives attending a special awards ceremony the newspaper hosted on Saturday, Jan. 26. The paper's "Best Of" awards were given in a number of business categories. First Physicans Group was voted "Best Pediatric Center" in the health care category for providing the best pediatric care and customer service.

"We are so very proud to receive this honor from the people of Venice ... We will continue to work hard to earn their trust and set the benchmark for care in our community," said First Physicians Chief Operating Officer Ilene Gilbert.

During the last several years, the group also has ranked in the top 10 percent of the nation's practice groups for patient satisfaction, according to Press Ganey customer surveys. And recently, First Physicians Group also received MGMA recognition for its superior performance for seven of the last eight years. The medical group includes 43 physicians and nine physicians’ assistants/ARNPs in 12 locations.

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