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Remarkable Recognition

By Yvette Crenshaw

One local West Virginia health center is receiving accolades and a lot of attention since becoming one of only two health centers in the state of West Virginia to receive recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The Shenandoah Valley Health Center (SVHC) fit NCQA’s definition of a Patient-Centered Medical Home which is health care that revolves around the care the patient needs, when the patient needs it, says Terri Bliziotes who runs a consulting firm in Charleston and coordinated SVHC’s effort to be recognized.

SVHC offers family medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, behavioral health and oral health. The physicians and medical providers are able to collaborate with one another because the services are under one roof. Bliziote concludes,

“It improves the quality of care with access under one roof.”

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