Kingman, Arizona, March 18, 2019 – Kingman Regional Medical Center congratulates Dr. Justin Garrison and Physician Assistant Kurtis Manley. The pair have been recognized by the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants (ASAPA) with their Physician/Physician Assistant Partnership of the Year award.
The award is intended for a working physician and PA duo who collaborate to improve patient care.
The ASAPA looks for partners who “exemplify the unique relationship of trust, collegiality, and mutual respect that is essential to the PA profession.” The right team shows “evidence of collaboration that allows both the physician and the PA to provide greater medical service […] than either one would be able to do alone.”
Kaylee Herrero, a physician assistant at Kingman Orthopedics nominated the winning pair. Herrero completed some of her own training with Kurt Manley and witnessed first-hand the mutual respect in Manley’s and Garrison’s working relationship.
Garrison and Manley have worked together since Dr. Garrison completed his family practice residency with KRMC in 2016. Together they have helped implement new programs to reduce hospital readmission rates, train new providers, and continue to offer exemplary care for their patients.
Both Garrison and Manley attended the ASAPA Spring Conference in Prescott, Arizona on March 8th to accept the award.
PHOTO CAPTION: Dr. Justin Garrison and Kurtis Manley, PA, pose with their award from the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants