Ribbon Cutting for New Gentilly Health Center Scheduled for Wednesday, August 27
Join us for a special ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at 9:30 am on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Daughters of Charity Health Center – Gentilly, located at 100 Warrington Drive on the campus of Dillard University. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will be on hand to provide the blessing for the new health care facility.
Annual "Baby Shower of Knowledge" A Huge Success
Daughters of Charity Health Centers (DCHC), in collaboration with Amerigroup, hosted new and expecting moms from across the city for a “Baby Shower of Knowledge” Wednesday, July 16 at DCHC’s New Orleans East location, 5630 Read Boulevard. The event, free and open to the public, attracted 127 moms looking for more information on breastfeeding and more childbirth related topics.
Participants also received door prizes, a complimentary maternity photo, mobile farmer’s market vouchers, Medicaid and WIC enrollment information, consultations with doctors, midwives and nutritionists, and much more.
Daughters of Charity Opens Gentilly Health Center
Daughters of Charity Health Centers opened the doors to its newest location in Gentilly recently. This new facility, located at 100 Warrington Drive on the campus of Dillard University, will increase access to health resources for Gentilly residents, offering a full-service primary and preventive care practice, including women’s health (OB/GYN and prenatal services), primary care for children, adults and seniors, behavioral health services and more health resources under one roof.
Daughters of Charity Health Center at Gentilly is open to all members of the community Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The health care facility accepts most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, and GNOCHC. A sliding fee scale also is available, as well as low-cost medications through a pharmacy assistance program for those who qualify.
DCHC Recognized as National Model of Innovative Primary Care
Daughters of Charity Health Centers (DCHC) is among 30 clinics nationwide selected as an Exemplar Primary Care Practice by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Group Health Research Institute, who have teamed up on a new initiative to identify practice innovations that make primary care more efficient, effective, and satisfying to patients and providers. The Primary Care Team: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (LEAP) project identifies primary care practices that have focused on teamwork and new roles for health professionals in ways that support consistently outstanding primary care. Daughters of Charity Health Centers was selected through a rigorous national process to receive the designation.
DCHC Achieves Level III NCQA Designation
DCHC is one of the highest level accredited National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) practices – Level III.
NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2011 is an innovative program for improving primary care. In a set of standards that describe clear and specific criteria, the program gives practices information about organizing care around patients, working in teams and coordinating and tracking care over time. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards strengthen and add to the issues addressed by NCQA’s original program.
The Patient Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.