Chester County’s LCH Health and Community Services Earns Prestigious National Recognition

LCH Medical Assistant, Alejandra Garcia and LCH Provider, Michelle Loftus, CRNPLCH Medical Assistant, Alejandra Garcia and LCH Provider, Michelle Loftus, CRNP /Submitted Image

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — LCH Health and Community Services, a cornerstone of Chester County’s healthcare community, has received a significant accolade from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA has recognized LCH as a Person-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for 2024, marking over half a decade of annual recognitions for the local healthcare provider.

The PCMH recognition is awarded to healthcare organizations that excel in providing comprehensive and coordinated care tailored to the needs of their patients. This patient-centric approach prioritizes forging strong relationships with patients, coordinating care across various providers and settings, and encouraging patients to actively participate in their healthcare decisions.

“We’re delighted by this recognition from the NCQA,” said Ronan W. Gannon, CEO at LCH Health and Community Services. “Being acknowledged as a Person-Centered Medical Home reaffirms our commitment to delivering top-tier care to our patients and working collaboratively with them to enhance their health outcomes.”

The PCMH model has been associated with improved patient experiences, elevated quality of care, and decreased healthcare costs. It achieves these benefits by emphasizing preventive care and reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department visits. By securing PCMH accreditation, LCH Health and Community Services has demonstrated its dedication to offering exceptional care to its patients and the broader community.

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, President and CEO of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), praised LCH Health and Community Services for its PCMH accreditation. “This achievement underscores the crucial role Community Health Centers like LCH play in delivering top-quality care to millions of patients across the United States,” he said. “Health Centers are a resilient, innovative, and diverse pillar of the U.S. healthcare system and serve as invaluable resources for their communities. LCH’s unwavering commitment to excellence sets a praiseworthy precedent for others to emulate.”

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LCH Health and Community Services is a diverse, proactive healthcare and patient services team dedicated to offering high-quality, patient-centric, comprehensive healthcare services to individuals and families in Chester County and nearby areas. Accepting Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance, LCH is committed to ensuring everyone has access to the care they need, regardless of their ability to pay. The organization provides a wide array of services, including Primary Care, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Behavioral Health, and counseling services, as well as social supports.

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), founded in 1971, works to promote efficient, high-quality, comprehensive health care accessible to all. As an innovative change agent, NACHC collaborates with affiliates and partners to advance Community Health Centers as the foundation of an equitable healthcare system free from disparities.

With this recognition, LCH Health and Community Services solidifies its role as a leading provider of quality healthcare services in Chester County. The organization’s commitment to patient-centered care and its dedication to improving the health and well-being of the local community continue to set the bar for healthcare providers nationwide.

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