Joint Commission Accredited
The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s healthcare through voluntary accreditation. This independent organization sets high standards of care and challenges organizations to meet those standards. Primary Health Network was first accredited after a team of Joint Commission surveyors conducted an onsite survey and evaluation in August 1997. They found that we demonstrated compliance with their national standards of ambulatory care.
PHN was reevaluated again in 2000, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018, and 2022. Each time, this survey has shown that PHN has maintained high quality and continually improved in providing healthcare services. Primary Health Network views Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence, showing our commitment to providing high quality care for our patients.
HRSA Community Health Quality Recognition
Health centers like Primary Health Network receive federal grant funding from HRSA to maintain and expand operations, and HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care oversees the national health center program. HRSA provides funding to nearly 1,400 health centers that offer services at more than 13,500 delivery sites throughout the United States.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving healthcare for people who are geographically isolated, or economically or medically vulnerable.
HRSA recently awarded Community Health Quality Recognition badges to health centers that made notable improvements to the quality of their care. Primary Health Network received recognition for their achievements in COVID-19 data reporting, advancing health information technology for quality, and their continued implementation of the Primary Care Medical Home care model.
Age Friendly Health System Participant
Primary Health Network has been recognized as a Age Friendly Health System since July 2019. Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). As part of the initiative, Primary Health Network is implementing a set of evidence-based interventions designed to improve care for older patients known as the “4Ms” – What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility. To learn more, please visit: agefriendlylycarepa.psu.edu
What Accreditation Means
Achieving accreditation is an accomplishment of which we are rightfully proud. It means we have made the grade, that we have been recognized for complying with rigorous and strict national performance standards that promote quality healthcare delivery.
Most importantly, our accreditation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improving patient care. It means that delivering high quality care to you and all our patients is our top priority.