The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. of Santa Clarita 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.
One in six primary care physicians in America practices in an NCQA-Recognized practice. Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. is among an elite group that has demonstrated its commitment to advancing quality in health care.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
To earn recognition, Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the Patient-Centered 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.
About Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc.
SDFHC was established in 1980 and named for long-time Val Verde resident and minister, the late Reverend Samuel Dixon. As the only non-profit health center founded and based in the Santa Clarita Valley, SDFHC serves the greater Santa Clarita Valley and is governed by a local board of directors. The mission of SDFHC is to enhance wellness by providing quality primary healthcare, dental, and mental health services to un-served and underserved residents, with a special emphasis on serving the uninsured. Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. SDFHC accepts a variety of health plans and participates in a several programs that include Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, CHDP, EWC, FamPACT and My Health LA. A sliding fee scale is offered, keeping health care affordable for all. SDFHC is supported by countless individuals as well as corporate sponsors who help make our services affordable. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome. Services are available at the Val Verde Health Center (661-257-4008), the Canyon Country Health Center (661-424-1220), and the Newhall Health Center (661-291-1777). www.sdfhc.org.