[Huntington, WV, October 11, 2023] — Valley Health Systems, Inc. is proud to announce that 15 of its community health centers have been recognized by NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) for their commitment to providing high-quality healthcare services. This recognition is a testament to Valley Health’s dedication to improving the health and well-being of its patients. Locations receiving recognition include 10th Street, Coal Grove, East Huntington, Fort Gay, Harts, Huntington, Hurricane, Milton, Point Pleasant Pediatrics, Southside, Stepptown, Teays Valley, Upper Kanawha, Wayne, and Westmoreland.
In addition to the overall recognition, 13 health centers have been recognized with distinction in behavioral health integration. This recognition highlights the organization’s commitment to providing comprehensive care that addresses physical and mental health needs.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from NCQA,” said Mathew Weimer, MD, Vice President of Health Services/Chief Medical Officer of Valley Health Systems, Inc. “To receive this recognition, practices must meet or exceed 40 core criteria in 6 concept areas and at least 25 credits of elective standards in a minimum of 5 concept areas; activities include, but are not limited to, care coordination for transitions into and out of the hospital, a team-based approach to care, and timely access to care at the practice.”
“Valley Health is dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality healthcare services to its communities. With this recognition from NCQA, the organization is proud to continue its mission of improving the health and well-being of its patients,” remarked President and CEO Steve Shattls.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. In recognition for its leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion, NCQA has won the Excellence in Diversity Award from the Chesapeake Human Resources Association. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.
Valley Health Systems, Inc. is a leader in primary care since 1975 and operates more than 40 healthcare centers and public health programs in southwestern West Virginia and southern Ohio. With more than 150 providers and 800 staff members, Valley Health is dedicated to accessible, quality healthcare for all members of our communities. Valley Health Systems, Inc. delivers primary care services to more than 100,000 patients in our service area each year.