The Wright Center for Community Health’s School-Based Practice in West Scranton Intermediate recently became the first in the country to receive National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) School-Based Medical Home Recognition.
“NCQA School-Based 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. “Recognition shows that The Wright Center for Community Health has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
Based on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care model, practices that follow medical evidence to deliver high-quality, coordinated care and are committed to continuous improvement over time are eligible for NCQA distinction. Qualified programs provide a range of services for students and families in the surrounding community, from attending to episodic needs of students during the day and coordinating with outside primary care providers to acting as patients’ primary care medical home.
“The Wright Center for Community Health and the Scranton School District have been partnering to bring accessible healthcare to our students since 2015. The practice in West Scranton Intermediate opened to the public in the fall of 2017 and has been so instrumental in keeping our students, their families and our community healthier,” stated Paul Dougherty, Principal, West Scranton Intermediate School.
To learn more about The Wright Center for Community Health’s School-Based Practice, visit: https://thewrightcenter.org/home/patientcare/locations/togetherinhealth/
To learn more about NCQA School-Based Medical Home Recognition visit: https://www.ncqa.org/programs/health-care-providers-practices/school-based-medical-home-recognition/ or https://blog.ncqa.org/ncqa-recognized-sbmh/
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From left, Paul Dougherty, Principal, West Scranton Intermediate School; and from The Wright Center for Community Health, Kellen Kraky, Manager of Student Health Services; Allyson Favuzza, Doctor of Nursing Practice; Paige Miseo, Certified Medical Assistant; and Debbra Irving, Certified Medical Assistant. Kellen displays a Certificate of Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.