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Sacred Heart Physicians Recognized for Top Patient Ratings

Posted: 4/11/2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. ---- Twenty-one Sacred Heart Medical Group physicians and nurse practitioners were recognized for providing excellence in healthcare by national healthcare research leader Professional Research Consultants (PRC).

The “Five Star” recognitions are awarded to providers who score in the top 10 percent nationally for excellence in patient attitudes. The awards are based on the survey question asking patients to rate the care they’ve received from a team or an individual provider. Awards are based on how often respondents gave a rating of excellent on the survey question.

 “This is a tremendous honor and underscores our commitment to continuously improve the healthcare experience by providing a higher level of care to our patients,” said Bob Murphy, president of Sacred Heart/Providence Medical Group. “These surveys give patients the opportunity to voice their opinion, while giving us valuable insight into ways we can build on quality improvement initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to patient-centered care.”

The Pensacola providers who received “5 Star” recognitions are: Drs. Laura Yauch, Teresa Mahaffey, Adam Tarnosky, Brandy Boutin, Brian Perez, Anita Westafer, Amos Prevatt, Brian Sontag, Todd Stalnaker, Heidi Barker, Wendy Osban, Sean McWilliams, Stephen Zimmermann, Paul Tamburro, Stephen Bolduc, Kimberly Hood, Raymond Noellert, Mikael Mackinney and Andrew Henson.

Nurse practitioners Denise Miller and Nicole Bodine were also recognized. With more than 150 specialists and primary care physicians providing care to patients throughout Northwest Florida and South Alabama, Sacred Heart Medical Group is the region’s largest network of providers. For more information on Sacred Heart Medical Group, visit

PRC is a national healthcare marketing research firm that works directly with more than 2,000 hospitals and healthcare organizations in their quest to provide excellent experiences for their patients. The objective of PRC is to make healthcare organizations better places for employees to work, physicians to practice medicine and for patients to be treated.

About Sacred Heart Health System

On the Gulf Coast, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Fla.  and Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group based in Mobile, Ala.  Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care -- including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities -- in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit



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