February 8, 2012 (ROCKVILLE, Md.) – – – The Associate Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Bernadette Loftus, MD, has been named a member of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). Her three-year term started in January.
Dr. Loftus brings extensive knowledge and experience to the AMGA Board with over 20 years of experience with The Permanente Medical Group, serving in multiple positions such as assistant chief, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and physician in chief, Santa Clara Medical Center in Santa Clara, Ca; and she has served in various positions on The Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors including director, assistant secretary, and a member of three Board committees.
In her current role as Associate Medical Director of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Dr. Loftus partners with the President of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., to administer the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program to approximately 500,000 members in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Since assuming her role in 2009, Dr. Loftus has hired more than 300 Permanente expert physicians and has led significant improvements in Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States’ HEDIS and CAHPS measures. In 2011, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States was the highest scoring HMO Plan according to the Maryland Health Care Commission’s Health Benefit Plan Performance Report.
An active participate in community services, Dr. Loftus currently serves as Commissioner of Health Services Cost Review Commission, State of Maryland; is on the Board of Directors for The JW House Foundation in California; and, until recently, was a member of the Research Advisory Board of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Alexandria, Virginia.
Dr. Loftus earned her BA and graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland (with honors) and did preliminary general surgery residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency at Columbia University in New York, where she was also appointed Chief Resident in Head and Neck Surgery.
To view a complete list of AMGA’s Board of Directors, visit http://www.amga.org/AboutAMGA/bod_aboutAMGA.asp
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA represents medical groups and organized systems of care, with more than 113,000 physicians practicing in AMGA organizations. AMGA strives to improve health care for patients by supporting and making multispecialty medical groups and other organized systems of care the preferred delivery system for patient-centered, coordinated, efficient, quality health care.
About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for almost 500,000 members through 30 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features approximately 900 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is considered one of Maryland’s “Top HMOs,” according to the Maryland Health Care Commission. The health plan was ranked in the nation’s 50 top commercial health plans and 20 top Medicare health plans – and the #1 Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – by “NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012 Private.” For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit www.kp.org or follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic.