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Adventist Health Medical Group Recognized for the Highest Level of Patient Centered Care

Awards & Recognition

Seven Adventist Health Medical Group (AHMG) clinics in Portland are being honored by the Oregon Health Authority for achieving the highest level of Patient Centered Primary Care Home in the state.

This means that patients receiving care at these Tier:3 clinics receive the most comprehensive  level of coordinated care, with an emphasis on prevention and managing chronic conditions. Primary Care Homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care. “This team based health care delivery model provides comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients with the goal of obtaining maximized health outcomes by focusing on wellness,” states Dr. Leonard Bertheau, Medical Director of Population Health for AHMG.

Core Attributes to a Patient Centered Primary Care Home include:

  • Access to care: Patients get the care they need, when they need it.
  • Accountability: Recognized clinics are responsible for making sure patients receive the best possible care.
  • Comprehensive: Clinics provide patients all the care, information and services they need.
  • Continuity: Clinics work with patients and their community to improve patient and population health over time.
  • Coordination and integration: Clinics help patients navigate the system to meet their needs in a safe and timely way.
  • Patient and family-centered: Clinics recognize that patients are the most important members of the health care team and that they are ultimately responsible for their overall health and wellness.
Few primary care clinics in Oregon have received the coveted Tier:3 designation. The AHMG clinics receiving this distinction are: Clackamas Family Practice, Sandy Family Practice and Urgent Care, Parkrose Family Practice, Damascus Family Practice, Cherry Park Family Practice, Eastside Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine Associates.

About Adventist Health

Adventist Medical Center (AMC), located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area is the flagship of Adventist Health services in the Portland area. Adventist Health-Portland, is staffed my more than 2,000 employees and includes 34 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.

Adventist Health-Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,600 includes more than 20,500 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,600 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 220 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit [Hospital Website] for more information.