Watson Clinic Earns National Recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home

Lakeland, FL –Watson Clinic has achieved Certificates of Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. These recognitions were granted to six Watson Clinic locations, including Watson Clinic Main, South, Highlands, North Pediatrics, Bartow, and Plant City.

In order to earn this coveted recognition, Watson Clinic primary care and pediatric departments were required to meet or exceed a series of strict standards and criteria. Evaluators looked for ongoing relationships between patients and their clinical care teams, a smooth coordination of care among each member of a patient’s medical team, and a system to measure performance, set goals and improve upon the quality and cost-efficiency of care.

“This recognition speaks to Watson Clinic’s exceptional delivery of patient-centered healthcare,” says Watson Clinic Managing Partner William J. Roth, MD, PhD.  “Earning this status as a Patient Centered Medical Home speaks to our dedication to keeping patients healthy through every phase of life, helping them better manage chronic conditions, and maintaining open channels of communication between patients and their care teams.”

The NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home program was designed with input from the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other noted organizations.  The program is an industry leader in evaluating and recognizing the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.  More information on the program can be found by visiting www.NCQA.org.

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 more than 40 medical and surgical specialties.  The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at:  www.WatsonClinic.com.

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