Guthrie Medical Group Received Accreditation
Guthrie Medical Group’s Primary Care locations celebrated the annual accreditation for Patient Centered Medical Home through the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are a care model for primary care practices that provides health care that focuses on patients and their needs. Under this care model, everyone in the practice, from providers to front desk staff, works as a team to coordinate care from other providers and community resources. PCMH helps patients become engaged in their own healthy behaviors and health care. Medical homes are the foundation for a health care system that achieves the “Triple Aim” of better quality, experience, and cost.
“The Guthrie Clinic is proud to provide excellent care to our patients and communities under the PCMH care model,” said Guthrie President and CEO Dr. Edmund Sabanegh. “This reaccreditation shows Guthrie’s commitment to being the most trusted partner for healthy local communities.”
To earn reaccreditation, a practice must complete criteria in each of the following concept areas: team-based care and practice organization, knowing and managing patients, patient-centered access and continuity, care management and support, care coordination and care transitions, and performance measurement and quality improvement.
All 20 of Guthrie’s primary care offices received this reaccreditation
The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit multispecialty health system that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Sayre, Pennsylvania, The Guthrie Clinic is one of the nation’s longest established group practices, founded in 1910 by Dr. Donald Guthrie with a vision of providing patient-centered care through a clinically-integrated network of employed providers. It is an industry leader in the use of technology and electronic medical record to provide high-quality care. Among The Guthrie Clinic’s 6,500 caregivers are more than 700 physicians and advanced practice providers, representing the spectrum of medical specialties and sub-specialties. The Guthrie Clinic is a five-hospital system with a large network of outpatient facilities that spans nearly 9,000 square miles in Pennsylvania and upstate New York. It is dedicated to training the next generation of health care leaders, offering seven residencies and three fellowships.
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