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Published on March 12, 2015

Cone Health Family Medicine Center Repeats as Patient-Centered Medical Home

For patients of Cone Health Family Medicine Center there really is no place like home. The center was designated as a level three Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for a second time by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The three-year designation recognizes physician practices Cone Health Family Medicine Centerthat use patient-centered processes to provide coordinated care and long-term relationships.

“We practice prevention and help our patients manage conditions such as high-blood pressure or diabetes to avoid future problems,” says Cone Health Family Medicine Center Director Kathryn Foster. “Since we have a family medicine residency program, the PCMH designation has the added benefit of helping our residents keep up with the best ways of providing primary care.”

Cone Health Family Medicine Center met six standards for the designation – patient-centered access, team-based care, population health management, care management and support, care coordination and care transitions, and performance measurement and quality improvements.

“The Family Medicine Center staff has really worked hard to ensure we have the tools, systems and resources to provide our patients with the right care at the right time,” says Cone Health Family Medicine Center Health Coach Suzanne Lineberry. Lineberry worked with the center’s clinical and administration teams, Cone HealthLink leaders and Greensboro AHEC to complete the designation requirements.