Four physician offices within Holland Hospital’s Lakeshore Health Partners medical group have achieved a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) designation from the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Lakeshore Health Partners-Internal Medicine, Pediatrics & Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Family Medicine-Zeeland and South Washington Family Medicine each received Level 3, the highest level of recognition.
A Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care strengthens the physician-patient relationship through accessibility, communication and technology,” said Tim Conlon, MD, Lakeshore Health Partners- Internal Medicine and chair of the Quality Committee. “The Level 3 designation recognizes the dedication of our staff and physicians and their commitment to the highest standards of care for our patients.”
The NCQA defines a patient-centered medical home as a model of care that strengthens the physician-patient relationship by replacing episodic care with coordinated care and a long-term healing relationship. Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician who leads a team at a single location that takes collective responsibility for patient care, providing for the patient’s health care needs and arranging for appropriate care with other qualified clinicians.