Friday, July 10, 2020

GBMC Health Partners at Padonia

An essential principle of the ongoing transformation of the GBMC HealthCare System is advanced primary care using the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model.

PCMH is our design for being accountable along with the patient for his or her health. The PCMH model is the core building block of our system of care and is about providing evidence- and relationship-based, coordinated care. The goal of the medical home is our Four Aims - to achieve the best health outcome and the best care experience with the least waste of resources and the most joy for those providing the care. It’s not about visits. If the medical home can accomplish better health and a better care experience without a visit, all the better.

We began building PCMH practices when we created our transformational vision approximately 10 years ago. I have featured the concept of the PCMH in my blog previously, highlighting the great work of our existing practices.

Now, I would like to announce our soon-to-be PCMH at GBMC Health Partners at Padonia, located in the Padonia Village Center. This new advanced primary care practice will serve the entire family, from newborns to elders. It will be staffed with a team of physicians, advanced practitioners, nurse care managers, care coordinators, and support staff. We are looking forward to adding urgent care early next year.

The more than 14,000 square foot space will offer more than just primary and urgent care, but will also include: gynecology, urogynecology, and orthopedics services. There will be on-site X-ray facilities and lab testing capabilities along with 23 exam rooms. The new site will showcase interactive 47-inch touch screen monitors with the capability of voice activation.

The Padonia location will utilize the same model as our GBMC Health Partners Primary Care – Family Care Associates office. There will be no patient waiting room. Instead we will be using the lobby concept and on- and off-stage rooming. Patients have the option of using geo-referencing check-in technology (Hello Patient) and self-cleaning kiosks.

For more information about GBMC Health Partners at Padonia, check out this brief video with Dr. Sarah Whiteford, who will take the lead at the Padonia office, as she offers more details about the practice. Dr. Whiteford’s leadership partner will be Ericka Easley, our Senior Practice Manager.

Top Docs Survey Ending
Baltimore Magazine is collecting votes for its annual TOP DOCTORS issue, until the end of next week. The survey is online-only this year, so I want to make sure that all our physicians know that they will not receive a paper ballot.

Physicians, please share this link with your colleagues so we can maximize the number of GBMC physicians who make the list! The 100-plus specialties have been revamped for this year’s issue with new specialties and specialty groupings added. The survey may be found here. Thank you!

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