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Ellis Primary Care Sites Recognized for Quality

1/31/2014

SCHENECTADY – Four Ellis Medicine Primary Care practices have received national recognition for their patient-centered, coordinated model of care.

Ellis Primary Care offices in Clifton Park, Glenville, and Schenectady (both McClellan and Nott Street, Schenectady locations) and have earned Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The Level 3 recognition is the highest status achievable and demonstrates that these Ellis Primary Care practices have the systems and processes in place to meet defined, evidence-based standards for delivering high quality care.

“A ‘Medical Home’ is a team approach to providing personalized, comprehensive healthcare for each patient,” explained Dean Limeri, MD, FACP, FAAP, medical director of Primary Care at Ellis Medicine. “Putting patients at the center of their care and encouraging them to play an active role on their care team is critical to achieving better health for patients and our healthcare system.”

A patient-centered medical home is an innovative model of care that focuses on building strong physician-patient relationships through better coordination of care and improved communication. The medical home model aims to provide more personalized, effective and efficient care through improvements to accessibility, communication, tracking of test results, and the integration of care both within the practice and among specialty providers and support services when needed.

“In this age of healthcare reform, it’s imperative that providers and patients work more closely than ever before to ensure the highest quality, most cost effective care possible,” Ellis President & CEO James W. Connolly said. “The PCMH designation recognizes the extraordinary job these Ellis Medical Group physicians and practices are doing to improve each patient’s well-being.”


About NCQA: The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the healthcare system, helping to elevate the issue of healthcare quality to the top of the national agenda. The NCQA seal is a widely recognized symbol of quality.

About Ellis Medicine: Ellis Medicine is a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region. With four campuses – Ellis Hospital, Ellis Health Center, Bellevue Woman’s Center and Medical Center of Clifton Park – Ellis Medicine provides a lifetime of care for patients. Follow Ellis Medicine on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Learn more at www.ellismedicine.org.

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