Staten Island Doctor Earns National Primary Care Award

Dr. Sal Volpe, an attending physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Northwell Health’s Staten Island University Hospital, has earned the 2016 Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice Award.

 Dr. Sal Volpe, a pioneering leader in the field of primary care medicine, has earned the 2016 Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice Award. Dr. Volpe, who is a longtime advocate of primary care as a model for improving the quality of healthcare in the U.S. with greater access at lower cost, will pick up the award November 9 at the annual meeting of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative ( PCPCC) in Washington DC. The organization addresses today’s key issues in healthcare delivery.

Dr. Volpe is currently involved in transforming healthcare delivery in the Staten Island community as chief medical officer for the Staten Island Performing Provider System and PDR Network, LLC . He is an attending physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Northwell Health’s Staten Island University Hospital with more than 25 years of experience and has achieved board-certification in internal medicine, pediatrics and clinical informatics.

Jill Hummel, incoming PCPCC board chair, praised Volpe as “a passionate advocate for the Patient-Centered Medical Home Delivery Care Model from the very beginning. He was the first solo practice in New York state and United States to receive a Level 3 PCMH recognition. He has taken an innovative approach in redefining roles and responsibilities to improve access and communication and is a physician champion in promoting the use of electronic health records and health information technology for quality improvement.”

Dr. Volpe serves on the medical editorial board of Medical Economics Magazine, is physician committee co-chair of NYS Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, is chairman of the Staten Island Heart Society and is president-elect of the Richmond County Medical Society.