Every January, Orange Coast Magazine publishes its annual health and beauty issue and lists Orange County's Physicians of Excellence. The Physicians of Excellence (POE) program was started by the Orange County Medical Association in 2004 (published January 2005) to take the place of the Best Doctors program that was previously used by the magazine. The purpose was to localize the selection process and to have defined selection criteria that were easy to measure. Orange Coast Magazine liked the idea, and a new community partnership was formed.
The OCMA Board, when venturing into the POE program, recognized the fact that all physicians meet a standard of excellence simply by the fact that they have completed the training and education necessary to become medical doctors. However, there are some who go above and beyond in serving their profession and patients, and as a result, the OCMA Board believed that by creating the POE program it would be able to recognize and honor those physicians.
Now in its eighth year, the POE program has become recognized as a fair and unbiased selection process identifying those physicians in the community who have exhibited the skills, training and commitment to their patients and the community to stand out above their peers as physicians of excellence. While the program certainly doesn't honor all those in the county who would rightfully qualify, OCMA believes the program does an excellent job of selecting the utmost deserving on a year-to-year basis.
If you would like to nominate your excellent physician or colleague, tell us why! Physicians should exemplify outstanding leadership qualities, teaching and mentoring, research and humanitarian services. Nominations will be accepted for the 2012 Physicians of Excellence through June 15, 2011.
Please do not hesitate to contact Holly Appelbaum in the OCMA office if you have any questions or concerns. Her E-mail address is email@example.com. Her phone number is (949) 398-8100 ext 106.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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