MHS and Centene honor Indianapolis pediatrics physician with annual Summit Award for Excellence in Care
An Indianapolis pediatrics physician has received a national award for providing quality care and clinical excellence to Hoosier children and adults enrolled in Managed Health Services’ statewide health plan.
Dr. Sharon Gilliland has received a 2010 Summit Award for Excellence in Care from MHS and parent company Centene Corp.
The award honors Gilliland, a board-certified pediatrician who runs Rainbow Pediatrics in Indianapolis, for demonstrating exemplary performance when following up with examinations and consultations after patients’ emergency room visits, providing routine preventive and well-care services for children and adults and establishing a medical home for new enrollees in the MHS healthcare plan.
“MHS is proud to recognize Dr. Gilliland for the outstanding service and quality of care she provides to Managed Health Services members in the greater Indianapolis community,” said Dr. Robert Baker, Vice President of Medical Affairs at MHS. “Our primary focus is on delivering the best possible care to our members and we could not do that without strong relationships with our plan’s physicians. The Summit Award is one way we can thank Dr. Gilliland for her ongoing dedication to helping children live healthy lives.”
Gilliland opened Rainbow Pediatrics in 1996 and also maintains a solo practice supported by call partners. After earning an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, she graduated Indiana University’s School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. From 1989 to 1996, Gilliland provided community pediatric care at HealthNet, a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Indianapolis before opening Rainbow Pediatrics.
Rainbow Pediatrics is located at 5711 N. Michigan Road in Indianapolis and online at www.rainbow-pediatrics.net. The center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.
A total of 16 physicians from around the country were awarded a 2010 Summit Award by Centene Corp.
“These honors underscore Centene’s distinction as a physician-driven company that provides quality care to our healthcare plan members,” said Centene Corp. Chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff. “Physicians are selected for exemplary performance in several areas.”