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Patient-Centered Medical Home Accreditation
03/08/2013
Palmetto Health Physician Practices Receive
Patient-Centered Medical Home Accreditation

Palmetto Health Physician Practices Lakeview Family Medicine, Twelve Mile Creek Family Medicine and Midlands Internal Medicine have achieved Level 2 Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. NCQA measures health care quality using standards rooted in medical evidence. To date, nearly 10,000 physicians nationwide have been recognized by NCQA in the areas of diabetes care, cardiovascular care, back pain care and practices that systematically provide preventive and chronic car.

Dr. Greta Harper, vice president of Medical Affairs at Palmetto Health, said, “The physicians and staff at Lakeview Family Medicine, Twelve Mile Creek, and Midlands Internal Medicine are proud of the level of care are physicians and team members provide to patients and their families. We believe excellent patient care should not only address a patient’s physical ailment, but their emotional and social needs.”

Judy Baskins, vice president of Operations for the Palmetto Health Physician Practice network, explains the benefit of this initiative for the patients at these practices. “Receiving this accreditation has reinforced our belief that we are doing the right thing for our patients,” said Baskins. “Our patients are seeing better outcomes, providing individualized care, and hardwiring national best practices.”

Baskins continues, “The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that holds significant promise for better health care quality, increased involvement of patients in their own care and reduced costs over time. It helps physicians put the patient at the center of all that we do.”

Palmetto Health Physician Practice network is composed of more than 38 primary care and multi-specialty practices, and are part of the largest health care system in the region. For more information about Palmetto Health Physician Practices, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.