Turner House Earns National Recognition

October 23, 2015

Turner House Children’s Clinic is excited to announce that it has received renewal recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

–the highest level of recognition given to medical practices.  Turner House has received this recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system.  Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider-reported experiences of care.

To earn recognition, Turner House demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, enbodying characteristics of the medical home.  NCQA Standards align with the joint principals of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

We at Turner House are proud of receiving this national recognition, and of the hard work of our team members who demonstrate the quality of care we are committed to provide to patients and their families.