Vanguard Medical Group, a close partner with GANJ, receives CMS Award

Hackensack Mountainside HospitalOne of GANJ’s closest referral groups, Vanguard Medical Group, was presented with the Comprehensive Primary Care Champion Award by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) at a national conference held in Baltimore, MD on May 5th. This award signifies Van Guard Medical excelled among 63 New Jersey practices participating in CMS’ Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative and did more to go above and beyond required standards than any other enrolled practice in this region.

GANJ would like to take a moment to congratulate the group, featuring Dr. Robert Gorman, Chairman of the Mountainside Department of Family Medicine, as well as eight additional physicians on staff at Hackensack UMC Mountainside. We see patients come through our doors here at GANJ with nothing but high praise for the medical group, and this award couldn’t be more deserved. As CEO John Fromhold asked in his e-mail to UMC Hackensack Medical staff, GANJ will join in congratulating these distinguished physicians.

In addition to Dr. Gorman, the award-winning practice includes Drs. Thomas McCarrick, Richard Cirello, Melissa Mascaro, Carmine Mazzella, Michele Moscato, Richard Murray and Stephanie Smith, all of whom are alumni of the HUMC-Mountainside program, and Dr. Kannan Sivaraju.