How KANA Delivers Healthcare: Patient Centered Medical Home Approach
KANA follows a formalized model of health care delivery led by a physician or other qualified provider that emphasizes a lifelong, personal relationship between patient and provider working with an established health care team.
KANA has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation distinguishes our services from other outpatient facilities by acknowledging that KANA provides the highest quality of ambulatory primary care, as reviewed and determined by an independent outside agency. Through this accreditation, KANA participates in on-going self-evaluation, peer review and education in order to continuously improve our care and services.
KANA’s medical clinics have also been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) due to our commitment to providing patient-centered care. Patient-centered care refers to a system of health care that:
- Establishes a strong partnership between providers and their patients,
- Ensures that care decisions respect patients’ needs and preferences, and that
- Patients have the education and support they need to make informed decisions and participate in their own care.
The PCMH model creates accessible, comprehensive, integrated, patient-centered, safe, and satisfying care for both our patients and providers. Through this model, our Primary Care Provider teams develop meaningful, ongoing relationships with their patients that lead to trust and open communication. This improves the level of care patients receive. We are proud to offer this model of care for our community, which reflects our Sugpiaq Alutiiq values.
KANA believes that healthy individuals live in healthy communities. Our medical clinics provide health care in an outpatient clinic setting that ensures accessible and affordable care is available on Kodiak Island for our Native Beneficiaries and all community members.
Integrated Care Teams
Health services are delivered through Integrated Care Teams led by a Primary Care Provider (PCP) who works closely with a medical team, including nurses, referral navigators, medical assistants, scheduling and registration specialists, and behavioral health consultants.
Our Integrated Care Teams have been trained to provide continuous and comprehensive care. Each Care Team is led by you, our patient, along with your individual PCP. Together, your Care Team works with you to tailor care to all of your health care needs.