Lakeland, FL – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has granted Level 3 recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home to Watson Clinic’s North Pediatrics location. This is the highest honor a medical institution for receive from the non-profit NCQA, a renowned organization devoted to improving health care quality across the nation.
To be named a Patient-Centered Medical Home, a medical practice must meet a series of strict criteria based upon a variety of factors, including the establishment of an ongoing, personal relationship between a patient and their provider, delivery of high quality care in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and having the protocols in place to measure performance and consistently work towards improving upon patient outcomes.
“It takes hard work and a great team effort to achieve this recognition,” says Pat Thorbin, Watson Clinic’s quality improvement director. “This recognition of our North Pediatrics operation is a testimony to the level of care we provide to all of our patients, no matter their age.”
With this recent honor, the number of Watson Clinic locations that have been deemed as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the NCQA increases to six, including the Main Clinic, Bartow, Lakeland Highlands, South and Plant City facilities. Each of these facilities focus on providing generalized primary care services, while Watson Clinic’s additional locations are devoted to specialty, ancillary care.
The North Pediatrics location offers a team of compassionate and highly trained nurses and board-certified physicians, flexible operating hours and Saturday morning availability for sick visits. Located at 1430 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, appointments are available by calling 863-680-7337 or visiting www.WatsonClinic.com.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic continues the legacy of healthcare excellence at the Main Clinic, 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, FL, as well as 16 additional locations conveniently located in Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.
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