Pinckneyville Community Hospital Receives RHC and PCMH Accreditations
February 2020, Spring House, Pennsylvania – Pinckneyville Community Hospital, of Pinckneyville, Illinois, recently achieved Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Exemplary Provider® accredited status as well as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) accreditation by The Compliance Team, Inc., the nationally recognized independent healthcare accreditation organization based in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both RHC and PCMH are measured continuous quality improvement programs that incorporate patient-centered practice guidelines into day-to-day activities.
There are approximately 4,100 RHCs nationwide. As an accredited Rural Health Clinic, Pinckneyville demonstrates outstanding patient care practices and adherence to The Compliance Team’s comprehensive Safety-Honesty-Caring® quality standards. The accreditation process is a comprehensive program in which rural health clinics demonstrate 100% compliance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) rigorous Conditions for Certification dealing with patient services, infection control, diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical services. The RHC accreditation is valid for three years.
PCMH accreditation takes Pinckneyville’s services to the next level. The PCMH program focuses on the patient and ensures that all medical personnel are practicing at the top of their licenses. Under the PCMH program, patients have greater access to their care teams, and patients are fully educated on their diagnosis and plan of care. This makes for a better environment for patients as well as for the providers, who typically express a higher level of job satisfaction because they can be more pro-active meeting their patients’ needs.
“We are so pleased that Pinckneyville Community Hospital has been approved for both RHC and PCMH. It shows their overall commitment to improving patient satisfaction and care,” said Kate Hill, Vice President of Clinical Services for The Compliance Team.
Pinckneyville Community Hospital is located at 5383 State Route 154, Pinckneyville, Illinois. Their vision is to “lead the way to a healthier tomorrow.” They do this partly through their “REACH” program for consistently high values and standards of behavior: Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Compassion, and Helping to support others. Pinckneyville’s consistent respect for patient rights and actions that go beyond delivery of care demonstrates their integrity and commitment to their community. For more information, visit www.pvillehosp.org.
About The Compliance Team
The Compliance Team (TCT) is a nationally recognized healthcare accreditation organization (AO) that provides industry-leading, Exemplary Provider® branded accreditation services to thousands of providers across all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Formed in 1994, the firm is the first certified woman-owned (WBENC) AO to hold “deeming” authority for Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Rural Health Clinics (RHC), and MACRA-QPP-MIPS recognition for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) accreditation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For more information, thecomplianceteam.org/215-654-9110.