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Aurora Leader Designated as Certified Medical Practice Executive

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Green Bay, Wis. - Carol Opgenorth, CMPE, manager of physician integration for Aurora Health Care's North Region, has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).

The designation of CMPE demonstrates that Opgenorth has achieved board certification in medical practice management. ACMPE certifies an individual's professional competence in financial management, human resources management, planning and marketing, information management, risk management, governance and organizational dynamics, business and clinical operations, and professional responsibility.

ACMPE offers a board certification program that sets uniform standards of admission and advancement to achieve the highest possible standards through education in the profession of medical practice management.

Opgenorth has worked at Aurora Health Care for 16 years.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

About ACMPE
Founded in 1956, ACMPE is the standard-setting and certification organization of the Medical Group Management Association. Through ACMPE, medical group managers can earn the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) designation and go on to earn the highest distinction of Fellow in the ACMPE (FACMPE). ACMPE members belong to a network of management professionals dedicated to becoming the best in medical practice management by combining experience, learning and professional certification.

About MGMA
MGMA, founded in 1926, is the nation's principal voice for medical group practice. MGMA's nearly 21,000 members manage and lead 12,500 organizations, in which almost 270,000 physicians practice. MGMA's core purpose is to improve the effectiveness of medical group practices as well as the knowledge and skills of the individuals who manage and lead them. MGMA headquarters are in Englewood, Colo.

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Contact: Jen Strebel (920-496-6369)

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