Pediatric Group Earns National Recognition for Patient Standards
From the Pediatric Group:
The Pediatric Group, with offices in Crofton, Davidsonville and Severna Park, Maryland, announces it has received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for achieving its Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program standards.The patient-centered medical home is a model of health care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to create long-term relationships for patients. Research shows that medical homes can lead to improved experiences of care for both patients and providers.
The NCQA PCMH recognition program identifies practices like the Pediatric Group that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal providers, rather than treating patient care as occasional office visits.“At the Pediatric Group, each patient’s care is delivered by teams led by their own provider, who deliver all their health care needs, and coordinate their treatments across the health care system” says Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D., Managing Partner of the Pediatric Group.
“We are pleased to have earned the NCQA national recognition, which shows our pediatricians, nurse practitioners and health care teams have the tools, resources and systems to provide the highest levels of consistent care.”To receive recognition, the Pediatric Group demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. These standards align with the joint principles of the patient-centered medical home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.About the Pediatric Group.
The Pediatric Group’s award-winning pediatricians and nurse practitioners have offered expert, comprehensive care for children in three locations throughout Anne Arundel County for forty years. The practice is open six days a week, with day and evening hours, walk-in early morning sick visits, and offers specialty care in ADD/ADHD management, lactation consultation and nutrition counseling.
The Pediatric Group is committed to developing compassionate and trusted relationships with families in a warm and friendly environment. For more information, visit www.pediatricgroup.com.