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As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) we are required to receive accreditation from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration). It is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. HRSA improves health and achieves health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs.

All of our sites are Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). Our newest practice, Shorewell Community Health Center, will be part of the review process in the Spring of 2017 to achieve this very special recognition.

The Patient Centered Medical Home is a care delivery model whereby patient treatment is coordinated through their primary care physician to ensure they receive the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand. PCMH recognition assesses a health center’s approach to patient-centered care. Health centers can achieve PCMH recognition by meeting national standards for primary care that emphasize care coordination and on-going quality improvement.

The HRSA Accreditation and Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Initiative supports health centers working towards better care and lower costs for patients.

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