CRMG Earns national Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Catskill Regional Medical Group has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.
Catskill Regional Medical Group’s primary care offices in Monticello, Callicoon and Livingston Manor have received this prestigious distinction from the NCQA.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experiences of care and reduce costs.
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Catskill Regional Medical Group demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.
CELEBRATING CERTIFIED NURSES
Last month, we congratulated and honored our Board-certified nurses. Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Catskill Regional encourages national board certification for all its nurses.
Thank you for all you do! Your hard work, dedication and professionalism are appreciated.
Jan Calhoun, Clinical Director of Emergency Services
Kudos to Clinical Director of Emergency Services, Jan Calhoun, on her nomination to SUNY Delhi Nursing Advisory Council! In this capacity, Jan will assist in the continuous improvement of nursing programs at the college. She is currently a preceptor for the nursing program at SUNY Delhi.
COMPASSIONATE QUILT DONATION
Expectant moms and their families could receive one of 30 handmade quilts from the Calico Geese Quilters of Sullivan County. The Sullivan County Breastfeeding Coalition received the beautiful donation of quilts and will distribute to lucky attendees at the 2nd Annual CRMC Birth & Baby Fest on Sunday, May 6. Each quilt was created by a member of the Calico Geese quilting guild.
CRMC Opens Pulmonary Function Testing Lab
Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the opening of its new Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) Lab at its hospital in Harris. This lab enables our team of Respiratory Therapists and Pulmonologists/Intensivists to continue to carry out the most advanced testing available. These tests are non-invasive and show how well the lungs are working. Pulmonary function testing measures lung volume, capacity, rates of flow and gas exchange within the lungs. This information helps a healthcare provider assist in the diagnosis and treatment of certain lung disorders.
The PFT Lab at Catskill Regional is equipped to perform a complete array of pulmonary function tests, including pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry, lung volumes and diffusion capacity. Additionally, arterial blood gas draws will be available at our facility. A physician will need to provide a prescription or schedule pulmonary function testing directly for their patients.
All PFT interpretations will be completed by Catskill Regional’s Board-certified Pulmonologists.