BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Premise Health, a leading worksite health and patient engagement company, is pleased to announce that the Disney Center for Living Well was awarded the AAAHC Institute's 2016-2017 Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement "People's Choice" Award for a primary care setting.
The Disney Center for Living Well – one of two Premise Health primary care centers recognized as finalists for the award – is located within Disney's Orlando campus, offering employees a convenient and affordable option for their primary care needs. The center's submission to AAAHC, titled "A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Condition Management in a Primary Care Setting," focused on how Premise Health effectively managed diabetic and hypertensive patient conditions over the course of three years.
The award was presented on behalf of AAAHC and the Institute for Quality Improvement to recognize exemplary quality improvement studies conducted by AAAHC-accredited organizations. The winner for the "People's Choice" Award was determined by a ballot vote of attendees at AAAHC's Spring Achieving Accreditation conference in Tampa, Fla.
"This has been a labor of love for the staff at Premise Health's Disney Center for Living Well, and we're honored to receive this award," said Erica Thomas, Director of Client Operations at the center. "The hard work, dedication and pride the team pours into caring for our patients is unique – and the quality results we're seeing reflect that."
Premise Health's 60 AAAHC-designated Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) mark the highest number of centers with this distinction from AAAHC, the nation's largest accreditor of employer-based healthcare.
"We're honored to operate the nation's highest number of AAAHC-accredited PCMHs in the onsite industry. Having two centers named as finalists for the Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award showcases our multi-disciplinary approach to improve patient outcomes. It is a tremendous achievement for all of our team members who have worked so hard to advance quality healthcare within our health centers," said Peter Vasquez, MD, Executive Vice President, Medical Operations, for Premise Health.
Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Premise Health manages more than 500 health and wellness centers across the country. It serves more than 200 of the nation's leading employers, including a significant number of Fortune 1000 companies.
AAAHC is the country's largest accreditor of employer-based health care. To learn more about network and Patient Centered Medical Home accreditation, visit Network Accreditation Program.
ABOUT PREMISE HEALTH
Premise Health is a leading worksite health and patient engagement company dedicated to improving the cost and quality of employee health care. With more than 40 years of experience, Premise Health manages more than 500 worksite-based health and wellness centers across the country. The company serves more than 200 of the nation's leading employers, including a significant number of the Fortune 1000. Premise Health is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information on Premise Health, visit www.premisehealth.com.
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