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New York Chapter Wins 2015 John Tooker Evergreen Award and Two Special Recognition Awards The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter. The New York Chapter received three 2015 John Tooker Evergreen Awards: Patient Safety & Quality Category: Transitions of Care: Partnership Between Hospitals and Primary Care Physicians The New York Chapter, working with its Hospitalist Task Force, developed a white paper on the transition of care between hospital based physicians/hospitalists and primary care physicians/community based PCPs. The intent was to assist healthcare communities and institutions with the development of local processes to improve the quality of patient care, reduce hospital readmissions, and to clarify the expectations for communication between hospitalists and community based primary care physicians.

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