As of February 2020, the Avon School-Based Health Center at Mountain Family has received its accreditation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This certification comes from the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA). The PCMH program emphasizes utilization of team-based care to reduce fragmentation within the health system. Research demonstrates building positive relationships between patients and their care teams are more likely to create better health outcomes. PCMH status is awarded to organizations that identify and place the patient at the center of care to achieve this. PCMH recognized organizations are not only more likely to have better patient experiences, they also show increased staff satisfaction and lower overall health care costs.
Located within the walls of Avon elementary, the health center was required to meet strict criteria that demonstrates our communication and coordination efforts to ensure patient needs are met. The staff at the health center showed passion and drive to make changes and adjustments in their workflows to better serve the needs of our population. Avon now joins our Glenwood Springs, Basalt, Rifle, and Edwards locations in obtaining this recognition. We would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff here at Mountain Family for their efforts to provide the highest quality care to our patients. And specifically, to our patients, we thank you for your constant support in making sure your voice is heard and for choosing Mountain Family as your health care provider.