All three Clara Barton Medical Clinics in Hoisington, Great Bend, and Russell received certification as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
The Clara Barton Clinics are the first hospital-based Rural Health Clinics in the Central Kansas Region to have received this designation. This new certification establishes a model of care that is patient-focused, improving the quality of care, enhancing patient experience, building better relationships between patients and providers, and providing additional clinic services to better serve patient needs.
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a care delivery model that uses evidence-based, patient-centered processes, focusing on highly coordinated care and long-term relationship building. This advanced model of primary care uniquely addresses all of the patient’s medical needs in one convenient location. The primary care provider helps to coordinate all specialty appointments including dental, eye, and mental health together with primary care to ensure the patient’s entire health is at its best. Research shows this model also improves quality, the patient experience, and staff satisfaction, while reducing healthcare costs.
Improved Patient Accessibility to Appointment Times
Added same-day appointments, where patients can call for an appointment the same day. Same-day appointments are offered on a first come first serve basis.
Added evening and lunchtime appointments in addition to the walk-in clinic to provide convenient appointment availability
Better accessibility to Receive Immunizations
Immunizations can be administered at the time of the appointment at all three Clara Barton Medical Clinics
Launched Vaccines for Children Program at all primary care locations
Implementation of Patient Portal
Gives patients a tool to view their test results, interact with and message their provider, and request, cancel or view upcoming appointments, all at the touch of a finger
Addition of Behavioral and Mental Health
Added additional staff and a Licensed Master Social Worker to accommodate patient behavioral and mental health needs
Lab Draws Available at the Time of the Appointment
Lab draws are available during clinic appointments at all locations
Addition of walk-in lab draw times for patient convenience