Fort Myers, Fla., October 12, 2015 — Annette Pounders, Practice Administrator of Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida, has become a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).
ACMPE is the certification entity of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). Fellowship in ACMPE’s industry-leading program demonstrates mastery and expertise in the profession of medical practice management.
To achieve Fellowship, Pounders first earned the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) designation by passing rigorous essay and objective examinations that assess knowledge of the broad scope of medical practice management, as outlined in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management.
This includes business operations, financial management, human resources management, information management, organizational governance, patient care systems, quality management and risk management. .
Pounders joined Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida in 2006 and became Practice Administrator in 2007. She has held executive positions in the healthcare field in Southwest Florida since 1986 and is past president of the Health Management Association of Southwest Florida. She also is a member of the American Health Information Management Association and the Executive Board of Healthy Lee, in addition to other healthcare-related community activities.
MGMA membership is comprised of more than 6,600 individuals who have attained CMPE or ACMPE Fellow status or who seek certification.
Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida, a physician-owned and operated medical practice, was formed in 1996 by many long practicing local physicians and has grown to become the largest independent multi-specialty primary care practice in Southwest Florida. Specialties include family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics. Offices are conveniently located throughout Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. For more information, visit www.ppcswfl.com
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) helps create successful medical practices that deliver the highest-quality patient care. As the leading association for medical practice administrators and executives since 1926, MGMA helps improve members’ practices through exclusive member benefits, education, resources, news, information, advocacy, and networking opportunities, and produces some of the most credible and robust medical practice economic data and data solutions in the industry. Through its industry-leading ACMPE board certification and Fellowship programs, MGMA advances the profession of medical practice management.