Category Archives: PCMH

A New On-Site Medical Director for Norwalk and Stamford!

This morning all of Community Health Center’s staff received an email from our Chief Medical Officer, Veena Channamasetty M.D. announcing the new onsite medical director for our Nowalk and Stamford sites. Read on for the announcement:   I’m excited to  announce … Continue reading

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Successfully Helping Patients Manage their Diabetes and Take Ownership of their Health!

The Danbury Community Health Center has implemented a new way to assist patients with managing their chronic disease and improve their overall health- Shared Medical Visits. The goal of these shared medical visits is to improve patient outcomes by empowering … Continue reading

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Introducing a Third Nurse Practitioner Resident!

This week we are pleased to introduce a third Nurse Practitioner participating in our residency program, Ashley Fine. She has extensive experience in the health care setting both in the United States and abroad and is currently working with patients … Continue reading

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The Power of Knowledge to Save Nutrition

Nutrition and proper dieting plays a huge role in our lives on a daily basis whether we consciously think about it or we don’t. It can help with a slew of different medical issues in today’s society. Proper nutrition can … Continue reading

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CHC Earns Primary Care Medical Home Designation from The Joint Commission

CHC is the first health care organizations in Connecticut and one of the first in the nation to receive dual PCMH designations  CHC has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as a Primary Care Medical Home … Continue reading

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What “Patient Centered Medical Home REALLY Means”

The following is a message I received from a CHC Doctor, adapted to the blog: Two of us were talking about how refreshing it is to work at our new site in Waterbury.  I truly believe that our patients are … Continue reading

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CHC Project ECHO Kickoff

Amidst all the fanfare about CHC kicking off Project ECHO® in Connecticut and the discussions about innovative use of telemedicine to improve health outcomes, it could be easy to lose focus on what truly matters, the patient. Yet CHC is … Continue reading

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Project Echo, Google+, Patient Education, and a Patient Centered Medical Home.

What happens when you ask a social media manager for a Patient Centered Medical Home to write about Project Echo®?  You just might get a strange collection of thoughts drawn into a single blog post.  Ready? Last month, I sat … Continue reading

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The Patient Centered Legislative Reception

I’ve been involved in politics long enough for opportunities to speak with local, state and federal elected officials and candidates to become fairly old hat and routine.  The politicians are familiar old friends and we talk about topics we’ve covered … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday CHC is 39 today – May 1st

A message from Mark and Margaret on the 39th anniversary of CHC: Greetings Margaret and I,  want to extend a Happy 39th Birthday wish to everyone at CHC! What a month leading up to May 1st – our construction projects … Continue reading

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