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Esse Health primary care offices achieve recognition

ST. LOUIS – Esse Health, which operates locations in Metro East and St. Louis, says its adult and pediatric primary care offices again have been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home 2014 Level 3 recognition by the National Committee on Quality Assurance.

essehealthlogoLevel 3 is the highest level of recognition attainable from the committee’s program. The committee previously awarded PCMH Level 3 recognition to the Esse Health offices in 2014.

A Patient Centered Medical Home is a model of delivering health care that focuses on clinical performance, proper utilization, cost management and customer experience. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 2014 standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

“Our philosophy of continuous performance improvement aligns well with the NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home standards. These standards guide our efforts to actualize our Vision of improving care for all patients, improving our patients’ experience, and to be responsible stewards of the healthcare dollar,” said Mike Castellano, CEO. “Renewing our NCQA recognition under the 2014 Standards is a result of the teamwork of all Esse Health associates as the 2014 Standards are more rigorous than the 2011 Standards.”

The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers. The official NCQA directory of Recognized Clinicians can be accessed at

Esse Health is a St. Louis-based, independent physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention.

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