Newswise — GRAPEVINE, TX—The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today presented the AMGA Distinguished Corporate Partner Award to Novartis Pharmaceuticals at its 2014 Annual Conference, April 3-5 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. The AMGA Distinguished Corporate Partner Award is presented annually to a non-medical group organization for providing excellent service and value to medical groups and their patients.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals is committed to improving health and quality of life by focusing on the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of innovative prescription medications. Key therapeutic areas include asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, epilepsy, and schizophrenia.

Novartis is a longtime supporter of AMGA and its members. Currently a member of the AMGA Chairman’s Circle, the highest level of AMGA’s Corporate Partner Program, Novartis was a Presenting Sponsor of the Measure Up/Pressure Down™ hypertension campaign during its first year. Additionally, Novartis has been a Gold Contributor at the AMGA Annual Conference for many years.

“This year we honor an organization that has been an avid supporter of AMGA and its members, and this award demonstrates our appreciation for their continued support,” said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We salute Novartis Pharmaceuticals for their unwavering dedication to patient health and to healthcare professionals and the practice of quality medicine in this country. Their support has enabled us to provide invaluable resources and educational and networking forums for healthcare professionals. We look forward to their future contributions to the work of AMGA members as they quest to improve the delivery of quality patient care.”

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About American Medical Group AssociationThe American Medical Group Association (AMGA) represents medical groups and organized systems of care, including some of the nation’s largest, most prestigious integrated health care delivery systems. More than 150,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing health care services for 120 million patients (nearly one in three Americans). Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services and financial and operations assistance. For more information, visit or call (703) 838-0033.