CommWell Health, a not-for-profit, Community Health Center in southeastern North Carolina, recently earned Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) awards by the Health Resources & Services Administration, a three-year Joint Commission Accreditation for Ambulatory Care and Behavioral Health Care as well as Primary Care Medical Home, and Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition from NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance).
“Our providers and colleagues at CommWell Health have a consistent focus on providing essential preventive and primary care to our patients. Our care teams continually seek opportunities to improve the overall patient experience and health outcomes for their patients, which has resulted in these prestigious awards, accreditations, and recognitions,” shared Keven Zibelin, FNP-C, Lead Medical Provider of CommWell Health. “We continually work to ensure our excellence tomorrow is greater than our excellence today.
The Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) awards recognize and honor health centers like CommWell Health that have made notable achievements in improving health outcomes and providing high-quality care for patients in rural and underserved communities.
CommWell Health earned the following Community Health Quality Recognition badges:
• The Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality recognition is awarded to Health Centers that use state-of-the-art technologies to deliver exceptional care.
• The Addressing Social Risk Factors award recognizes Health Centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health, including poverty, race, and education.
• The Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) recognizes Health Centers that deliver high-quality, coordinated care that is focused on an individual patient’s needs.
In 2022, CommWell Health underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review and earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health Care, and Primary Care Medical Home Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. “The Gold Seal is a symbol of continued excellence that reflects CommWell Health’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care”, states Johnson Tilghman, Board Chair of CommWell Health.
The Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition from NCQA emphasizes the use of systematic, patient-centered, integrated 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. Says Mrs. Tripp, “These awards and recognitions demonstrate that CommWell Health has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the highest quality integrated care in the communities we serve.”
About CommWell Health: CommWell Health is a not-for-profit, community governed health center system serving southeastern North Carolina. For almost 45 years, CommWell Health has provided award-winning team-based primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, psychiatry, OB/GYN, on-site and mail order pharmacy, WIC, lab, x-ray, care coordination, and chronic disease care. To learn more about CommWell Health and to schedule your next appointment visit www.commwellhealth.org or call 1-877-WELL-ALL (1-877-935-5255).