Community Memorial Health System Centers for Family Health Earn National Recognition for Patient- Centered Care

Eleven of Community Memorial Health System’s Centers for Family Health have earned special “Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition” status from a national non-profit health care organization for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term relationships between clinicians and patients.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced the new recognition in late December 2017 for the 11 Centers for Family Health located Ventura, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Oak View and Camarillo, and Midtown Medical Group in Ojai.  The Centers for Family Health and Midtown Medical Group provide a wide range of health care services, from Urgent Care to Women’s Health and many more.

“The CMHS Centers for Family Health are proud to have received the Patient Centered Medical Home recognition again in 2017,” said Dr. Anthony Russell, Chief Administrative Officer of Ambulatory Medicine for CMHS.  “This achievement highlights the exemplary care we are able to provide our patients while also decreasing costs.  We strive to make a difference for the patients in the communities we serve, and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in achieving this recognition.”

The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality which accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations.  The NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve 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 patients’ 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 the recognition, the Centers for Family Health and Midtown Medical Group in Ojai demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home.  NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles 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.

To learn more about the Community Memorial Health System Centers for Family Health or Midtown Medical Group, please visit http://cfh.cmhshealth.org/.