Dr. Maria Scranton, Pediatrician at ARC Round Rock, honored by her ARC colleagues

December 13, 2017. Austin Regional Clinic honored one of its specialty physicians at its bi-annual All Providers and Shareholders Meeting on Tuesday, December 12.

Dr. Maria Scranton, Pediatrician at at ARC Round Rock, was the recipient of the Dr. Larry Kravitz Award for Outstanding Service to ARC and the Community.

The award, presented by Dr. Alison Ziari, Chief of ARC Pediatrics, recognizes exceptional service and leadership to both the organization and to the communities ARC serves, and beyond into the global community.

Dr. Scranton joined ARC in 2000, and was honored for her many accomplishments at both ARC and in the community. Dr. Scranton has been a patient advocate, especially for children with special needs and their families, through her involvement with the Texas Pediatric Society to advocate for improvements in the Texas Medicaid system.

As a TPS member since 1999, Dr. Scranton has been on numerous committees, including the Executive Legislative Committee and the Committee on Community Health Advocacy. She testifies often before the Texas Legislature on various issues, all with her patients’ best interests at heart.

One of Dr. Scranton’s colleagues, ARC Pediatric physician Dr. Kristi Harvey, said “Maria has been our leader in taking care of the most fragile and complicated patients in our practice. We seek her guidance…as she has such a breadth of knowledge of how to obtain all the services they need. We are all richer for having been her partner over the years.”

In addition to high quality care and patient advocacy, Dr. Scranton has also been a preceptor for many medical students and residents over the years. She received the Texas Monthly “Super Doctors®” award in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017, voted on by her peers.

The Kravitz Award was established by ARC in 2012 to honor exceptional service by ARC physicians, and named after its first recipient, Dr. Larry Kravitz, Family Medicine physician at ARC Quarry Lake.

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About Austin Regional Clinic Austin Regional Clinic is a multispecialty medical group committed to providing comprehensive healthcare services throughout the greater Austin area. Founded by three physicians in 1980, it now provides health care to over 454,000 area residents in 23 locations in eight cities, including both primary and specialty care. ARC is unique to the Austin area because of the widespread locations, convenient services and quality assurance programs. ARC patients enjoy access to such conveniences as same-day appointments, 24/7online appointment scheduling, 24/7 phone scheduling, ARC MyChart patient portal, After Hours Clinics, and nursing services through the night. Most ARC offices also offer on-site radiology and lab services and some offices offer specialty programs such as a travel clinic and weight loss programs. For more information, visit www.austinregionalclinic.com.

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