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Patient-Centered Medical Home

A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a team-based model of providing care, designed to support providers in improving and maintaining the health of their patients. The PCMH model highlights the unique skills of individuals in the care team and the importance of the patient’s role in their own health. PCMH recognizes that providing real and complete healthcare requires a team of caring professionals centered around an informed patient.

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) provides evidence-based care in a team setting. Clinicians work together within and outside the RMC family including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, specialists, administrative staff, urgent care providers, after hours call center, and most importantly, YOU, the patient, who plays a critical role in the care team. Coordinating care for patients to set up appointments with specialists (such as cardiologists, endocrinologists, surgeons, etc.), as well as working to help get patients scheduled for follow-up appointments with their primary care providers after the patient has been in the hospital, are two important elements of the PCMH. As RMC works toward becoming a PCMH, your care team will be working to obtain your records from specialists and hospitals so they can get a complete picture of your health and make informed decisions on your treatment. Your care team will also work with you to help you set goals to help improve your health and quality of life. The care team’s goal is whole person care, including addressing mental health concerns.

Click here to watch a brief video explaining PCMH. 
Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).