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Beacon Health Maintains Gold Standard

(Pictured left to right) Emily Cianchette, family nurse practitioner, SVH Family Care in Pittsfield; Kate Perkins, RN Beacon Health care coordinator, and John Deason, PharmD, SVH Acute and Primary Care pharmacist.There is no guarantee that when you earn accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) you will retain it. It takes a daily commitment to putting a patient first while developing care plans and supporting them with the best possible care. Beacon Health is proud to announce that its Case Management program recently received the highest status for accreditation by the NCQA. Since 1990, NCQA has been considered the gold standard for improving healthcare across the country. In 2014, when they initially received this accreditation, Beacon Health was the first care delivery system to achieve this distinction.

"Our care teams work hard each day with every patient, supporting them to live their healthiest life. No matter if our patients are transitioning out of a hospital, emergency department, living with a chronic illness, or requiring extra hands in their home, we have the right people in place to support them in being successful. It’s a privilege to work alongside dedicated professionals who continue to refine our processes and develop relationships with our patients, families, and providers. It takes a team to transform healthcare and renewing this accreditation with a perfect score is the icing on the cake,” shares Tori Gaetani, RN, Beacon Health vice president of nurse care coordination.

Beacon Health nurse care coordinators are embedded throughout Maine in primary and specialty care practices, emergency departments, and hospitals—they are an integral part of our healthcare transformation. In the past 12 months alone, the team has touched more than 14,000 people across the state.

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, and accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing healthcare quality information for consumers, purchasers, and healthcare providers and researchers.

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