Patient Centered Medical Home Concept

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) introduced the medical home concept in 1967, referring to a central location for archiving a child’s medical record. In its 2002 policy statement, AAP expanded the concept to refer to primary care that emphasizes timely access to medical services, enhanced communication between patients and their health care team, coordination and continuity of care, and an intensive focus on quality and safety.

SVPAM has participated with the PA-AAP as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) since early 2010.  We consider a "medical home" to be an approach to healthcare that emphasizes the partnership between pediatric clinicians and the families they serve.  Nine core elements are the care focus:  Family-centered, comprehensive, continuous, coordinated, compassionate, community-based, culturally-competent, accessible, and environment of trust & mutual responsibility.  SVPAM is currently working through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to achieve PCMH certification.

Clinical Medical Management, Referrals, & Education all play a part in care coordination.  SVPAM has a designated team for PCMH Care Coordination, led by SVPAM RN/Clinical Documentation Specialist/Referral Coordinator, Christy Kimble.  Christy has been with SVPAM since 2005 and is certified in Pediatric Nursing. provides helpful information to our families.  We look forward to working with your family to develop a long-lasting partnership for your child's care coordination.  We are a team!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:03

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