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Memorial Medical Clinics Awarded PCMH Exemplary Provider® Accredited Status

SPRING HOUSE, PA (June 2017) – Memorial Medical Clinics in Bowen, Nauvoo, Carthage, Colchester and LaHarpe, Illinois were recently awarded Exemplary Provider® accredited status for demonstrating outstanding compliance to comprehensive Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) accreditation requirements. The clinics are part of Memorial Hospital of Carthage, Illinois.

The PCMH program includes comprehensive, patient-centered, coordinated care which includes enhanced accessibility, quality and safety. Memorial’s PCMH designations mark its second set of accreditations through The Compliance Team, Inc. The clinics were previously awarded The Compliance Team’s Medicare-approved Rural Health Clinic (RHC) accreditations and are now federally designated Rural Health Clinics.

The Compliance Team’s PCMH accreditation validates quality by having healthcare delivery organizations set-in-place an operations-based program that focuses on process simplification and standardization. Special emphasis is given to enhancing patient communication and follow-up as well as coordination of care within a patient’s healthcare provider community who work together on meeting that patient’s unique needs and preferences.

Raigan Brown, Clinic Nurse Manager at Memorial Medical Clinics is confident that their PCMH accreditation is helping Memorial provide better overall care for their patients, “We bring the patients in more frequently until we have better control over their health. An added benefit of this is that we are quickly building stronger relationships with them and they are more honest with us in describing their health issues. By building a stronger provider-patient relationship, we have increased the trust level.”

Memorial Hospital first opened its doors in 1950. It is designated as a Critical Access Hospital and is locally owned by the people of Hancock County, Illinois. The hospital and its clinics serve residents in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. For more information, go to www.mhtlc.org.

Formed in 1994 by Sandra C. Canally, RN, The Compliance Team has accredited providers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. It is the only nationally recognized woman-owned healthcare accreditation organization to receive Medicare “deeming authority” to accredit healthcare providers. The Compliance Team’s accreditation programs focus on what matters most to patients, safety-honesty-caring®, and the belief that healthcare delivery excellence should not be difficult or costly to achieve. For more information about The Compliance Team, call 215-654-9110.
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