In celebration of National Doctor’s Day I want to recognize all of the physicians who make great contributions to the care and treatment of our patients. Thank You.

I also want to draw special attention to our Primary Care Physicians. Last week the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Southland Primary Care as a “Patient Centered Medical Home.” The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into "what patients want it to be." Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care.

This is a very rigorous application and review process that demonstrates the practices commitment to achieving the highest quality standards. Dr. Kirk Barnett of Grandview Healthcare Clinic is already recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home and Dr. Jeff Scott is in the application/certification process now.

Congratulations to the following physicians and nurse practitioner of Southland Primary Care for the major accomplishment.

Todd Krass, CEO