MIAMI -- The Pediatric Care Center
at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
The Pediatric Care Center provides outpatient pediatric services for more than 4,000 children annually, including many with special medical needs.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program
reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as a medical home and recognize them for these efforts.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that the Pediatric Care Center at Nicklaus Children’s has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care at the right time.”
“The Pediatric Care Center is committed to offering high-quality, patient-centered care. The NCQA recognition is an important measure of our success in optimizing our service to the children and families in our care.” ~ Dr. Amanda Porro, Medical Director of the Pediatric Care Center
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.