Hasbro Children’s Hospital earns top national recognition for patient-centered care

October 9, 2020

Hasbro Children’s Hospital again earned Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The top designation recognizes evidence-based, patient-centered processes, highly coordinated care, and long-term patient-clinician relationships at the Hasbro Children’s Pediatric Primary Care and the Medicine-Pediatric Primary Care Centers, both of which first earned the recognition in 2018, and the Adolescent Primary Care Centers.
 
“Our team is extremely proud to have achieved this designation. It reflects our ongoing commitment to providing high quality, coordinated primary care to patients of all ages,” said Phyllis Dennery, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief and medical director of Hasbro Children's Hospital, the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital.
 
The NCQA model combines teamwork and information technology to improve care and patients’ experience of care, as well as to reduce costs. Medical homes put patients at the forefront of care by fostering ongoing partnerships between patients and clinicians and help ensure patients’ care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider-reported experiences of care.
 
NCQA 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.
 
Hasbro Children’s Hospital provides pediatric and adult primary care services, including well child, adolescent and adult annual exams, sports physicals, immunizations and vaccines, behavioral health care, sexual health and contraception services, urgent care, and management of chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes. For more information, call Hasbro Children’s Pediatric Primary Care at 401-444-4471,  The Medicine Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic at 401-444-6118 or Adolescent Primary Care  at 401-444-4712.
 

Elena Falcone-Relvas

Senior Public Relations Officer
Bradley Hospital & Hasbro Children's Hospital
401-444-6863
efalconerelvas@lifespan.org