Patient-Centered Medical Home Model
As part of our recent accreditation by the AAAHC, our KANA Main, Mill Bay Health Center, and village clinics were awarded status as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). “Patient centeredness” refers to a system of health care that establishes a strong partnership between practitioners and their patients to ensure 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 care provided through the PCMH model creates accessible, comprehensive, integrated, patient-centered, safe, and satisfying care for both our patients and physicians. We are proud to offer this model of care for our community which is reflective of our Sugpiaq Alutiiq values.
A Primary Care Physician (PCP) allows each patient to develop a meaningful, ongoing relationship with their individual provider who has been specially trained to provide continuous and comprehensive care for the patients they serve. The value of a continued relationship provides a higher standard of quality care. Patients value their relationship with their physician, their physician’s gain an enhanced knowledge about them, and facilitates an increased ability to build trust and communicate about concerns.
Each of our physicians works with a team of medical professionals, called a Care Team, to ensure the ongoing care of our patients. Each Care Team is led by you, our patient, along with your individual Primary Care Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Care Nurse and Care Coordinator. Together, your Care Team provides uniquely tailored care for each and every healthcare need. This system of primary care differentiates itself from other models of healthcare by attending to the whole person, with special attention to the patient’s personal and medical history, culture, and life circumstances, rather than focusing on a particular disease, organ, or system.
Focusing the quality of care on the PCMH Care Team model helps caregivers make sure that the needs of each patient are being met. KANA provides the following services though its Medical Department:
- Primary Health Care Visits
- Laboratory Services
- Pharmacy Services
- Urgent and Emergent Care
- Elder Home Visits
- Inpatient Care
- Well Child Exams
- Women's Health
- Diabetes Case Management
- Immunization Program
- Patient Advocacy Program
- Village Provider Clinics
- ANMC Specialty Clinic Coordination
- Case Management
- Community Health Aide Program Oversight & Support