Special to Iredell Free News

Piedmont HealthCare’s Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric practices have renewed their Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Piedmont HealthCare has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care.

The following Piedmont HealthCare offices have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program:

♦ Fairview Family Medicine
PHC Pediatrics
Troutman Family Medicine
Misra Internal Medicine
Bartelt Family Medicine
Bellingham Family Medicine
Bright Futures Pediatrics
Foushee & Acevedo
Full Circle Family Medicine
Hicks Internal Medicine
PHC Internal Medicine & Weight Management
Joshi Internal Medicine
Lake Norman Family Medicine
Lake Norman Internal Medicine
Seagle Internal Medicine
Mooresville Pediatric & Adolescent Care
PHC Family Medicine
Sailview Family Medicine
Sherlock Internal Medicine
White Internal Medicine

“We are very happy to have received PCMH accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance once again,” said Melissa Haines, Piedmont HealthCare’s Quality Improvement Team manager. “This achievement is the result of combined efforts of the providers, staff, and PHC Quality Team to maintain national standards after the office’s initial transformation to being a Patient Centered Medical Home.”

Learn More

NCQA’s website contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org/ and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa

About Piedmont HealthCare

Piedmont HealthCare is one of the largest physician-owned and directed multi-specialty groups in North Carolina and the Southeast. We are committed to providing excellent care for the whole family. We have more than 60 convenient locations and nearly 200 physicians and providers across multiple specialties to provide the most innovative medical care for our community. For more information, visit https://piedmonthealthcare.com/