Details for Siouxland Community Health Center/Marketing - Ad from 2019-08-16
In a complex healthcare world, Community Health Centers make it easy iouxland Community Health Center realizes that today’s healthcare Senvironment is changing. New philosophies are evolving. Today, the focus is rapidly shifting from treating illness to prevention and health promotion. For healthcare providers, it is not the number of patients that they see at the end of the day that is most important. Rather, medical practices are being held accountable for higher quality in care and improved health of their patients. Physicians are working together with their nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals such as pharmacists and social workers to address the total needs of the patient. This team approach, commonly known as “patient-centered medical home,” or PCMH, is not a new concept. And it isn’t just a new flavor or fad of healthcare that will soon fade. This is the real thing. Patient-centered medical home is also a concept that spans all life cycles. As a PCMH, healthcare providers are making sure that children are receiving their immunizations and going to the dentist. They are helping new expectant mothers access early prenatal care to ensure a healthy pregnancy and well babies. They are teaching adolescents and young adults healthy lifestyle choices, and helping older adults maintain their health. So how does a healthcare provider take care of so many people with so many needs? Community health centers across the nation are often designed to be a “one stop shop for healthcare.” Your local place, Siouxland Community Health Center (SCHC), is no exception. Since 1992, SCHC has grown from a tiny Pierce Street clinic to a multiservice healthcare hub that serves more than 26,000 patients each year. Often, first time visitors to SCHC walk through the doors and are amazed. Where else can you receive medical care with an on-site lab and X-ray department, a pharmacy to fill all your prescriptions, a dental clinic, a social services team and language interpreters all under one roof? In addition, SCHC offers prenatal services, which makes it easy for expecting mothers to receive their care and choose a provider for their baby. It is also worth mentioning that SCHC also has a team of certified application counselors that work with patients to help them determine their eligibility and enroll in a health insurance coverage plan such as Medicaid or plans through the marketplace. Siouxland Community Health Center is also proud of its status as a nationally recognized patient-centered medical home. It is a commitment to high quality patient care among the 200 plus staff and embedded in the health center’s culture. Often misunderstood as “the poor people’s clinic” or mistaken for the public health department, SCHC is far from that. The healthcare providers and team of professionals that work together at the health center are experts in their care of people of all ages, treating each one with compassion, respect and dignity. It truly is what being a patient-centered medical home is all about. It’s time that SCHC goes from one of the best kept secrets in Siouxland to becoming the widely known first choice provider it deserves.