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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.

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a care delivery model whereby patient treatment is coordinated through a primary care physician to ensure patients receive the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand. Health centers can achieve PCMH recognition by meeting national standards for primary care that emphasizes care coordination and ongoing quality improvement.

All of Community Health’s  primary care practices received Level III PCMH recognition. These practices include Community Health Rutland, Community Health Castleton, Community Health Brandon, Community Health Mettowee, Community Health Shorewell and Community Health Pediatrics. Level III is the highest level of recognition that can be achieved for Patient Centered Medical Homes and validates the great work Community Health provides for our patients and our community.

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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