ESRHS Named Health Center Quality Leader by HRSA

We were awarded Health Center Quality Leader, Advancing Health Information Technology, and Patient Centered Medical Home badges by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) in 2021. The Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges recognize Health Center Program awardees that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, and health information technology for the most recent UDS reporting period.

Patient Centered Medical Home

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has bestowed Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition to Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. Health care organizations are recognized for using proven methods delivered in full coordination with all the patient’s health care providers. This is provided in a setting in which the patient and provider work as a team. Each of Rural Health’s four medical sites – Atlantic, Chincoteague Island, Eastville and Onley – has been recognized as patient centered medical homes.

Patient Centered Medical Homes:

  • Deliver primary care based on your needs and preferences.
  • Share health information among all health care providers.
  • Create a proactive plan for your care.
  • Support your health needs and goals.

Patient-centered medical homes lead to better care, lower costs, and improved satisfaction with your health care. Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician who leads a care team at a single location. That team takes responsibility for patient’s needs, their care, and arranges for appropriate care with other qualified clinicians.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.