Summit Medical Group Named in Modern Healthcare’s Recognition Program

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Modern Healthcare's 2012 "Healthcare Hottest" Award recognizes Summit Medical Group as one of the fastest growing U.S. healthcare companies

Summit Medical Group, New Jersey’s largest privately-held multispecialty physician group, today announced it has made the list for the Modern Healthcare “Healthcare’s Hottest” program. The Healthcare’s Hottest recognizes the fastest growing healthcare companies that are headquartered in the U.S., have at least $20M in revenue for 2011 and have been in business for five years or more.

     Founded in 1929, Summit Medical Group has a long-standing tradition of excellence while keeping pace with today's rapidly changing health care environment. Summit Medical Group has pioneered information technology advances in health care with its early adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing. With more than 270 highly qualified healthcare providers, it serves as a unique healthcare model.

     Summit Medical Group Chairman of the Board, Jeff Le Benger, M.D., notes, "Being named to Modern Healthcare's list of Healthcare's Hottest for 2012 demonstrates Summit Medical Group's ability to increase revenue despite the economic downturn and tepid recovery."

     Through its patient-centered approach to care, Summit Medical Group offers the finest comprehensive health and medical services in a comfortable, safe, convenient, and friendly environment, including:

     o Same-day appointments
     o Evening and Saturday hours
     o Onsite imaging, lab, and Walgreen’s pharmacy
     o More than 60 coordinated medical specialties
     o Medical records conveniently located in one system-wide electronic health record, including prescriptions, imaging and lab reports
     o Coordinated care across multiple disciplines, with individualized preventive care and extended care management for chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

     The 2012 Healthcare’s Hottest program identified the “Fast 40” companies in the following sectors:

     o Hospitals/hospital systems,
     o Physician group practices,
     o Payers/insurers, and
     o Suppliers

     Summit Medical Group (SMG) is the largest privately held multispecialty medical practice in New Jersey. SMG has an award-winning customer service program and NJBiz magazine has named it one of New Jersey's "Fifty Fastest Growing Companies". SMG treats more than 55,000 patients per month at its 42-acre main campus in Berkeley Heights as well as 18 area satellites in Berkeley Heights, Morristown, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, New Providence, Warren, and Westfield. As one of the East Coast's premier multispecialty groups, SMG has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, visit http://www.summitmedicalgroup.com.

     Modern Healthcare is the industry’s most trusted, credible and relied-upon news source. Modern Healthcare examines the most pressing healthcare issues and provides executives with the information they need to make the most informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It’s for this reason Modern Healthcare is deemed a “must-read publication” by the who’s who in healthcare.

     In addition to our weekly magazine, we provide can’t miss news via our award-winning website, ModernHealthcare.com; FOUR daily e-newsletters, Modern Healthcare A.M., Modern Physician, Health IT Strategist and the Daily Dose; and breaking news email service, Modern Healthcare Alert. To subscribe, please call Modern Healthcare at 888-446-1422 or email us at customerservice(at)modernhealthcare(dot)com.

     All submitted financial documentation was tabulated and analyzed by Modern Healthcare. A sample of Modern Healthcare’s tabulations were independently assessed by the accounting and management consulting firm of Deloitte & Touche, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, which provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to companies of all sizes including a practice dedicated to middle-market firms.

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