HHC Receives Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home
June 16, 2021 -- For the ninth consecutive year, Hometown Health Centers (HHC), the only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center in Schenectady County, has been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
Practices that earn this national honor have met a rigorous set of qualifications and made commitments to continuous quality improvement and patient-centered approaches to care.
“Earning this recognition again is so important for Hometown, its clinicians and the communities we serve,” said HHC CEO Joe Gambino, noting that 13,000 practices nationwide with 67,000 clinicians are currently recognized by NCQA. “It demonstrates the investments we have made in our primary care service delivery, care coordination and technology are making Hometown a medical home children and families can depend on.”
Added HHC Chief Medical Officer Cristine M. Espinosa, MD: “This national quality agency clearly believes our physicians are not only providing an array of quality care in the exam room, but also offering patients comprehensive follow up care. The winners here are the underserved members of the community we serve on a daily basis.”
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