Penn State Hershey Medical Group has announced that all 13 of its adult primary care sites have been awarded the highest level of Patient-Centered Medical Home certification.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance reviewed the sites. The PCMH concept attempts to shift health care delivery from a reactive approach to a focus on long-term problems and preventative care, with a physician-led team integrating and coordinating care.
The college also received one of four nationwide grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop a new national Primary Care Extension Service. The goal is to spread the PCMH approach in health systems, first within the state and then across the nation.