Methodist Healthcare Ministries receives prestigious NCQA Certification as Patient Centered Medical Home
San Antonio, TX (October 1, 2023) – Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) announces that it has received the Patient Centered Medical Home certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA accredits and certifies health care organizations that have made a commitment to a patient-centered approach to care and continuous quality improvement.
"Methodist Healthcare Ministries is committed to delivering high quality, affordable care that is centered around each patient, providing support to make the best choices for their own health and well-being,” said Jaime Wesolwoski, President & CEO of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. “We recognize that patients come to us seeking relief not only from physical conditions, but also healing from emotional and spiritual trauma. Using evidence-based practices, we listen carefully to each patient and offer integrated medical, behavioral and oral health care that is coordinated alongside parenting and wellness classes so that each patient has the opportunity to thrive."
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and then recognize them for these efforts. The NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.
“The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Methodist Healthcare Ministries has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
Wesolowski added, “We’re honored to receive this certification from the NCQA that recognizes our work putting our patients and clients at the center of our efforts while continuously building better relationships with our community.”
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About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries broadens the definition of healthcare by providing low-cost clinical care for the uninsured and by supporting community-led efforts that improve living conditions that cause people to be sick in the first place. We use our earnings as co-owners of Methodist Healthcare to ensure that people who are economically disadvantaged and uninsured can live their healthiest lives. We do this by advocating for, investing in and providing access to quality clinical care and addressing factors that affect health—including economic mobility, supportive relationships, food security, broadband access, and safe neighborhoods. Ultimately, we fulfill our mission of “Serving Humanity to Honor God” by advancing health equity so that more resilient individuals and families living in the 74 counties we serve can thrive.
About National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
NCQA is a private, nonprofit 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. In recognition for its leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion, NCQA has won the Excellence in Diversity Award from the Chesapeake Human Resources Association. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org or Twitter @ncqa and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.