UMC-Northport again acknowledged for patient-centered care

April 29, 2022

University Medical Center’s Northport’s location was recognized in April for sustaining its patient-centered model of care.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance re-certified UMC-Northport as a Patient-Centered Medical Home in recognition of its continued commitment to place patients at the forefront of their care, and to advance quality in the health care it provides.

NCQA recognition means medical practices demonstrate the care they provide is patient-centered, accessible, continuous, comprehensive and coordinated, and that it focuses on quality. The PCMH model uses a care delivery team, led by a primary care physician, that delivers coordinated and integrated care and is proactive in providing preventive, wellness and chronic illness care – all with the patient at the center of the health-care experience.

Research shows that the PCMH model builds better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams, and helps patients more successfully manage chronic health conditions.

University Medical Center, with locations in Tuscaloosa, Northport, Demopolis, Fayette and Carrollton, is the largest community medical practice in West Alabama. UMC-Northport provides primary care-focused health services in family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics.

In Tuscaloosa, University Medical Center’s Family Medicine and Pediatrics clinics are also PCMH certified.

The NCQA is a national organization that works to improve the quality of U.S. health care.