PCC strives to meet the standards set by leading health care organizations.
PCC is accredited by The Joint Commission for all services surveyed under the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care, as well as Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH). PCC has been continuously accredited by The Joint Commission since March 2008 and PCMH-certified since February 2014 for all sites. The Joint Commission's PCMH Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with patients and their families. The Joint Commission's PCMH standards are closely aligned with PCC's aim to provide "care centered around you."
All established PCC continuity clinics also hold National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition. NCQA's mission is to improve the quality of health care. PCMH health centers like ours rely on interventions such as care coordination, electronic health records, and team-based care to deliver optimal care to our patients. Eight of PCC's continuity clinics currently hold NCQA PCMH recognition:
- PCC Austin Family Health Center
- PCC Lake Street Family Health Center
- PCC Melrose Park Family Health Center
- PCC Salud Family Health Center
- PCC South Family Health Center
- PCC Community Wellness Center at Steinmetz
- PCC Community Wellness Center at West Suburban
- PCC West Town Family Health Center
The Birth Center at PCC was Illinois' first freestanding birth center and is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers. Attention to standards set by the American Association of Birth Centers ensures the delivery of the highest standard of care.