April 30, 2015
MONTEREY, Calif. — Peninsula Primary Care (PPC), an affiliate of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, has been recognized as a Level 3, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) — the highest distinction attainable by a medical practice — by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Peninsula Primary Care joins Salinas and Monterey PrimeCare Medical Group — both working in partnership with Community Health Innovations and Cypress HealthCare Partners — as the only medical groups in Monterey County to attain this prestigious achievement. NCQA’s PCMH program recognizes medical groups that demonstrate a patient-centric, coordinated model that replaces single episodes of care.
“NCQA recognition represents the first step in a long and continuous journey toward providing highly reliable care, greater patient access, and the utmost opportunity for patients to be engaged in achieving their best health”, said Dr. Anthony Chavis, Enterprise Chief Medical Officer, Community Hospital Foundation and Chief Operating Officer of PPC.
A patient-centered medical home model places the patient in the middle of a clinical care team that is best prepared to address that patient’s individual medical needs. PCMHs are led by a physician and include a number of other allied professionals who help answer questions and coordinate resources in the care continuum. “The PCMH clinical care teams monitor health progress, track clinical results and health metrics, develop personalized care plans, and coordinate community resources, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care at the right time,” said William Hines, president of Cypress Healthcare Partners. “To achieve the highest level of recognition, Level 3, practices must demonstrate and submit information on a rigorous set of NCQA Standards.”
About Peninsula Primary Care
Peninsula Primary Care (PPC) opened its first office in Carmel in 2009. Currently, PPC has four locations in Monterey, Carmel and Marina. PPC has more than 25 primary and specialty physicians and allied health professionals. Peninsula Primary Care is a subsidiary of Community Hospital Foundation, the nonprofit parent company of Community Hospital of the Monterey. More information may be found at www.peninsulaprimarycare.org.
About Community Health Innovations (CHI)
CHI is a subsidiary of Community Hospital Foundation, the nonprofit parent company of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. CHI was founded to lead the transformation of healthcare in Monterey County from a system focused on “sick care” to one focused on wellness. In partnership with doctors and other providers, CHI is introducing integrated population management, an approach that brings together hospitals, doctors, and other providers to coordinate care, manage disease, and promote wellness throughout the healthcare continuum. Its mission is to achieve the Triple Aim in healthcare: better health, better care, and lower costs.