Published on April 12, 2022

MyMichigan Health Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers and Departments Receive Top Performer, 5-Star Performer Awards

Physicians, advanced practice providers and departments at MyMichigan Health were recently recognized by national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC), as Top Performers and 5-Star Performers.

Physicians and advanced practice providers who were recognized as Top Performers include Meaghan Beasley, M.D.; Kelly Hamilton, M.D.; Melissa Murtha, C.F.N.P., M.S.N.; Susan Sallach, M.D.; Tiffany Sito, A.G.N.P.-C., M.S.N.; and Sarah Trommater, O.D.

In addition, several physicians and advanced practice providers were recognized as 5-Star Performers. They include Ashley Alvord, F.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N.; Jenifer Balawender, D.O.; Meaghan Beasley, M.D.; Eric Becker, M.D.; Bridgett Berg, F.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N.; Paul Berg, M.D.; Marina Bogdanovic, M.D.; David Buzanoski, M.D.; Stacy Carstensen, C.F.N.P., M.S.N.; Maria Cristina Chan, M.D.; Thomas Claringbold, II, D.O.; Daniel Diaz, D.O.; Trisha DesChamps, F.N.P., M.S.N.; Uzoamaka Esan, M.D.; Kathryn Esch, F.N.P.-C, M.S.N.; William Felten, M.D.; Devon Fenner, P.A.-C.; Renee Fuller, M.D.; Jenifer Garcia, P.A.-C.; Kelly Hamilton, M.D.; Monika Herdzik, M.D.; Kelly Hill, M.D.; Drenda Hukill, F.N.P.-C., M.S.N.; Phillip Kadaj, M.D.; Egle Klugiene, M.D.; Natalie Kroll, D.O.; Jennifer LaPorte, F.N.P.-C., M.S.N.; Michael Lauer, M.D.; Jessica Lerczak, F.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N.; David Lyons, D.O.; Crystal Morrissey, P.A.-C.; Patrick Morse, M.D.; Melissa Murtha, C.F.N.P., M.S.N.; Cora Pavlik, F.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N.; AJ Pinney, D.O.; Tammy Phillips, M.D.; Blaine Price, P.A.-C.; Grant Price, P.A.-C.; Robert Reichmann, M.D., M.P.H.; Cynthia Rubert, M.D.; Susan Sallach, M.D.; Sasha Savage, M.D.; Rachel Sawaya, M.D.; Dayna Shuster, P.A.-C.; Tiffany Sito, A.G.N.P.-C., M.S.N.; Cari Stenz, P.A.-C.; Preeti Tekchandani, P.A.-C.; Katie Toepke, P.A.-C.; Mary Toth, P.A.-C.; Sarah Trommater, O.D.; Kyle Williams, M.D.; Elizabeth Wright, P.A.-C.; and Nicole Zimmer, M.D.

MyMichigan EZCare Bay and MyMichigan Urgent Care Freeland were also recognized as 5-Star Performers by PRC. In addition, MyMichigan Medical Center Alma’s Behavioral Health Unit and Maternity Center and MyMichigan Medical Center Gladwin’s Inpatient Services Department were awarded 5-Star Performer recognition.

MyMichigan Medical Center Midland also had several departments recognized as 5-Star Performers, including Breast Imaging and Radiology at the Center for Women’s Health, Progressive Care Unit, Maternity Center, Surgical ICU and Riecker Surgery Center.

“It’s wonderful to see so many of our physicians, providers and departments recognized for the excellent care they provide to each and every patient they see,” said Michelle Brady, R.N., M.S.N., chief patient experience officer. “It’s clear that everyone at MyMichigan Health is dedicated to providing a positive patient experience along with excellent health care, and we are so proud of these achievements.”

The Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize organizations and individuals who achieve excellence throughout the year by improving patient experiences, health care employee engagement and/or physician alignment based on surveys of their patients.

“It is an honor to recognize MyMichigan Health with these Excellence in Healthcare Awards for their deserving work,” said Joe M. Inguanzo, Ph.D., president and CEO of PRC. “It takes true dedication and determination to achieve this level of excellence in health care and MyMichigan has shown their commitment to making their hospital a better place to work, a better place to practice medicine and a better place for patients to be treated.”

Those who would like to learn more about the 2022 Excellence in Healthcare Awards, including eligibility and criteria, may visit

About PRC
PRC, a leader in the healthcare intelligence space with the most comprehensive healthcare discovery platform, is taking surveys to a new level. PRC’s surveys and intuitive reporting focus on changing the way organizations manage and improve five key areas of the healthcare experience—patient, physician, employee, community, and brand. Over 2,800 healthcare organizations across the United States have used PRC to listen, understand, and take action to create cultures of excellence. To ensure clients have access to leading practices, coaches, and learning resources, PRC is partnered with Healthcare Experience Foundation (HXF) to accelerate paths to excellence. The PRC healthcare discovery platform is a system designed to drive action, optimize engagement, and increase loyalty while building a positive culture across the healthcare ecosystem.