2017-01-04 / Community

SMHC Pediatrics earns national recognition for patient care

BIDDEFORD – Southern Maine Health Care’s Pediatrics practice in Biddeford has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for providing outstanding Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home care to its patients.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, better patients’ experience of care and reduce costs.

Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their clinicians. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across our healthcare system.

"Congratulations to the providers and staff at SMHC’s Pediatrics office in Biddeford for achieving this prestigious and well-deserved recognition at the highest level," said SVP and Chief Medical Officer Mike Albaum, MD. "It is a tribute to their patient-centered focus and continuous improvement efforts to provide care to SMHC’s patients in the Biddeford community with Excellence. Always."

The PCMH designation is given to practices that are using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

To earn the Level 3 distinction, which is valid for three years, SMHC Pediatrics at 9 Healthcare Drive in Biddeford, demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home at the highest level.

Other SMHC practices that have earned PCMH recognition from the NCQA include:

Level 3

SMHC Family Medicine – Kennebunk

SMHC Internal Medicine – Kennebunk

SMHC Pediatrics – Kennebunk

SMHC Pediatrics - Sanford

SMHC Family Medicine – Saco

SMHC Family Medicine – Sanford

SMHC Internal Medicine - Sanford

SMHC Internal Medicine – Biddeford

Level 2

SMHC Pediatrics – Saco

Southern Maine Health Care is a national award-winning healthcare system with a non-profit mission "to improve the health and health care of the communities it serves."  

SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. emergency care, surgical services, and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford.

It offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services, and walk-in care centers in various York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations.

To learn more about SMHC and SMHC providers, visit www.smhc.org, or https://www.youtube.com/c/smhcorgme, or https://twitter.com/SMHCHealth.

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