The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Pardee Hospital's Hendersonville Family Health Center Family Practice Residency Program has received recognition from the Physician Practice Connections - Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.
"The growth of the NCQA PPC-PCMH Recognition program shows how primary care practices are serious about improving the quality of care they deliver,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “By becoming recognized, more and more practices now have the tools, systems and resources to provide patients with patient-centered and coordinated care."
Practices seeking PPC-PCMH must complete a data collection tool and provide documentation that validates responses. There are nine PPC standards, including ten elements that must be passed to result in one of three levels of recognition. After completing the assessment, Pardee Hospital received a Level 3, the highest level of recognition. Only 1,000 other practices in the U.S. have achieved NCQA recognition, and fewer than half at a Level 3.
This is a news report from WLOS ABC 13, in Asheville, on a special surgery that Pardee Hospital is now performing.
Daniel Timmerman, D.O., a local surgeon, performed North Carolina’s first Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure, or TIF, at Pardee
Hospital. “The TIF procedure can significantly improve the quality of life for our patients,” said Dr. Timmerman. “Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is an anatomical problem which needs an anatomical solution. Reflux medication can help to relieve patients" heartburn symptoms but don’t solve the underlying anatomical problems or prevent further disease progression.”
The TIF procedure is based on the established principles of surgical repair of the anti-reflux barrier, except that it is performed transorally (through the mouth). The procedure reduces hiatal hernia and creates a valve between the stomach and esophagus restoring the natural, physiological anatomy to prevent reflux. Because the procedure is
incisionless, there is reduced pain, reduced recovery and no visible scar.
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The Casimiro family had their baby Josue Giovanni Casimiro, born at 2:51 a.m. at Pardee Hospital on Jan. 1. He weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Josue was the first baby born in Henderson County for 2011. What is amazing, is that this is their second New Year baby!
That is two firsts for Henderson County from the same family. There is an article in Time-News that can be found here.
The proud mother received her care from Pardee Nurse Midwifery.