LCHC Medical Clinic Recognized As Exemplar Practice

Lucas County Health Center’s Medical Clinic was recently selected as Iowa’s Exemplar Practice for Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN) and was among 55 clinics nationwide to be honored.

LCHC Medical Clinic was recognized at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) annual Quality Conference in January. One of the most popular events at this conference was the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) Marketplace: Exemplary Practice Showcase. This event featured representatives from clinics across the nation who are taking part in TCPI and are accomplishing real transformation within their practices.

“Our goal is to continuously strive to improve the quality of care for residents in Chariton and Lucas County,” said Kenneth Anderson, DO, Chief Medical Officer. “We want our patients to feel better going out than they did when they came in.”

The purpose of the Marketplace was to give exemplary practices the opportunity to present their transformation stories to audiences. Amy McCurdy, Chief Clinical Officer, and Kenneth Anderson, DO, Chief Medical Officer, represented LCHC Medical Clinic and shared the success story of LCHC’s Chronic Care Coordination.

“Our goal is to “wow” every patient, every time,” said Brian Sims, CEO. “This recognition is a great example of how hard our staff works to meet that goal. I am very proud of staff and all their efforts.”

LCHC’s TCPI Committee works on improving patient outcomes, reducing hospitalization and unnecessary procedures, and reducing overall cost by focusing on high quality of care and value based payments. LCHC continues to be invested in transformation, learning, and progress of services provided.