Geneva & Sodus receive Patient Centered Medical Home recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Geneva & Sodus Community Health receive highest level of recognition for patient-centered care.

GENEVA, N.Y. – The National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded both Geneva Community Health and Sodus Community Health with the highest – Level 3 – recognition under the NCQA Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Home program. Both health centers are part of Finger Lakes Community Health and were recognized for providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth, and adults.

“We are pleased that NCQA’s program recognizes the work we do in providing quality care to our patients by rating us at the highest NCQA level.   The measures help to demonstrate how well we provide access to appointments, management of patients with chronic disease, and ongoing quality improvement,” said Mary Zelazny, CEO, Finger Lakes Community Health.

Sodus Community Health is the only physician practice with this designation in their area. Geneva Community Health is one of two practices in the region.
“As a patient-centered medical home, we focus on long-term, collaborative relationships between doctors and patients, coordinated care and technology to meet each patient’s unique needs. Whether we’re providing medical, dental or behavioral health care, we are committed to providing world-class primary care for those who need it most,” said Dr. Elizabeth Eagleson, Geneva Community Health.

About Finger Lakes Community Health

Finger Lakes Community Health was founded in 1989 as a provider of health care for agricultural workers. Services are now expanded to provide comprehensive healthcare for everyone, with numerous centers in the region. FLCH has health centers in Wayne County (Sodus), Cayuga County (Port Byron), Ontario County (Geneva), Yates County (Penn Yan), and Steuben County (Bath). FLCH also administers a federal migrant voucher program to provide health services to farm workers in 42 Upstate NY counties.

About NCQA

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010, NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed to providing quality health care information for consumers as well as health care providers.

For further information, contact:

Jennifer Rios-Raner

Finger Lakes Community Health
jenrr@flchealth.org
(315) 531-9102