NEPHO Earns 2018 Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll Recognition

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Honors 65 Physician Groups in its 16th Annual Physician Group Honor Roll

Congratulations to Northeast PHO and the other sixty-four physician groups in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire  named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s 16th annual Physician Group Honor Roll. The Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll highlights physician groups that have achieved exceptional results in their approach to disease prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic illness for both adult and pediatric patients.

Harvard Pilgrim selected the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured against national standards set by HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set), a tool developed for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to assess the clinical performance of doctors and other medical professionals. Harvard Pilgrim reviewed performance in three domains of clinical care affecting both adult and pediatric patients: acute, chronic and preventive care. Physician groups were identified as Honor Roll practices based on points earned for performance on 15 measures such as appropriate treatment for children with upper respiratory infection, comprehensive diabetes care and breast cancer screenings. Nineteen of the 65 practices on the Physician Group Honor Roll achieved “With Distinction” status, meaning they exceeded NCQA’s national 90th percentile in all domains of clinical care.

“We are very pleased to partner with these exceptional physician groups,” said Eric H. Schultz, President and CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “We are happy to recognize their standout performance on national quality benchmarks and for the exceptional care they provide our members.”

“Health care today is focused on positive outcomes and value,” said Michael Sherman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “Through their dedication to quality and patient safety, these physicians have admirably demonstrated the focus needed to help us achieve those goals.”

Honor roll practice providers are noted in Harvard Pilgrim’s printed and online provider directories, as well as on the organization’s web site, enabling members to evaluate and select physicians based on quality measures.

The following practices were named in the 2017 Harvard Pilgrim Physician Group Honor Roll (“With Distinction” status noted with an asterisk (*):


  • Affiliated Pediatric Practices, Eastern Massachusetts, MA
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, Eastern Massachusetts, MA
  • Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization, Boston, MA
  • Charles River Medical Associates, P.C., Natick, MA
  • Cooley Dickinson Physician Hospital Organization, Northampton, MA
  • Dedham Medical Associates, Dedham, MA
  • Dedham Medical Associates, Norwood, Norwood, MA
  • Emerson PHO, Inc, Concord, MA
  • Granite Medical, Quincy, MA
  • Harbor Medical Associates *, South Weymouth, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly *, Beverly, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Braintree, Braintree, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Burlington *, Burlington, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Cambridge *, Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Chelmsford, Chelmsford, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Concord Hillside *, Concord, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Copley , Boston, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Kenmore, Boston, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Medford, Medford, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Peabody/Lynnfield, Peabody, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Post Office Square *, Boston, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Quincy, Quincy, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Somerville *, Somerville, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Watertown, Watertown, MA
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Wellesley, Wellesley, MA
  • Heywood Physician Hospital Organization, Gardner, MA
  • Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
  • Lincoln Medical, P.C., Lincoln, MA
  • Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization, Lowell, MA
  • Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA, Cambridge, MA
  • New England Quality Care Alliance, Eastern Massachusetts, MA
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital Physicians, Newton, MA
  • North Shore Health System, Lynn, MA
  • Northeast PHO, Beverly, MA
  • Pentucket Medical Associates, Haverhill, MA
  • Plymouth Medical Group Physician Associates *, Plymouth, MA
  • Reliant Medical Group, Central Massachusetts, MA
  • South Shore Medical Center, Norwell, MA
  • South Shore Physician Hospital Organization, South Weymouth, MA
  • Southboro Medical Group, Southboro, MA
  • Southcoast Physician Network, Dartmouth, MA
  • Steward Cape Cod Local Chapter, Cape Cod, MA
  • Steward Compass Medical Local Chapter *, South Shore Massachusetts, MA
  • Steward Greater Boston West Local Chapter, Brighton, MA
  • Steward Greater Brockton Local Chapter, Brockton, MA
  • Steward Greater Central Mass Local Chapter *, Worcester, MA
  • Steward Greater Dorchester Local Chapter, Dorchester, MA
  • Steward Greater Fall River Local Chapter, Fall River, MA
  • Steward Greater Haverhill/Methuen Local Chapter, Methuen, MA
  • Steward Greater Nashoba Local Chapter, Ayer, MA
  • Steward Greater Newburyport Local Chapter *, Newburyport, MA
  • Steward Greater North Shore Local Chapter, Peabody, MA
  • Steward Greater Norwood Local Chapter, Norwood, MA
  • Steward Greater Taunton Local Chapter, Taunton, MA
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital Affiliated Physicians *, Attleboro, MA
  • The Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s, Eastern Massachusetts, MA
  • TriCounty Medical Associates, Milford, MA
  • UMass Memorial Health Care, Northern Worcester County , Central Massachusetts, MA
  • UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, MA
  • Winchester Physician Associates, Winchester, MA


  • Intermed, Portland, ME
  • Mercy Health System, Portland, ME

New Hampshire

  • CMC Physician Practice Associates, Manchester, NH
  • Monadnock Community Hospital Physicians, Peterborough, NH