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Dr. Ralph Latta Earns 2015 Patient's Choice Award

Centralia, IL

Ralph Latta, MD is so well liked by his patients they give him high marks, on satisfaction surveys.  On June 4, 2015 at the SSM Health Leadership Conference, Dr. Latta was presented with the SSM Patient’s Choice Award for his high quality scores and remarkably high patient satisfactory score.  The SSM Patient's Choice award honors physicians at the 99th percentile of doctors nationally for overall patient satisfaction throughout 2014. 

“I am really flattered by this award and attention but really, I enjoy taking care of people,” states Latta.  Anyone who comes to my clinic knows what a great staff I am surrounded by.  I would like to share this honor with them because they are an integral part of why I have received it“. 

Latta is a family physician at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Medical Group Benton Family Health Center in Benton, Illinois.  He delivers primary care services for all members of the family from senior citizens to children.  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed a residency at Southern Illinois University Family Practice Residency Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has certifications in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.  Latta lives in and has practiced in Benton for nearly 10 years.  "I have been fortunate to have a great group of patients to whom I am able to provide health care.  I do not take it lightly that they choose to come to my clinic trusting me to manage their health care needs and I want to thank them for this honor,” states Latta.

“Ralph is a talented professional who cares deeply for his patients and the Benton community; he deserves to be recognized,” states Phil Gustafson, President of St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Inc.  “Good Samaritan works closely with Dr. Latta and other providers as we collaborate to improve the health of our communities”.    Not only does St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Medical Group have a primary care facility in Benton but also in Centralia, Mt. Vernon, Nashville, Salem, and Wayne City. 

Call 618-435-5362 to schedule an appointment with Ralph Latta, MD.