Texas Children's Pediatrics Corinthian Pointe receives highest Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance


HOUSTON - (May 8, 2013) -Texas Children's Pediatrics Corinthian Pointe was recently awarded Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This prestigious and recognizable distinction celebrates patient care organizations which have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving quality care for their patients. Texas Children's Pediatrics Corinthian Pointe is the first and only patient care organization in Houston to achieve NCQA's Patient Centered Medical Home 2011 Level 3 recognition, the highest level achievable for primary care organizations. For more information about Texas Children's Pediatrics, please visit texaschildrenspediatrics.org.

The 2011 NCQA program standards describe clear and specific criteria, and provide medical practices with information about organizing care around patients, working in teams, coordinating and tracking care over time, and continuously measuring and improving performance.

"We are honored to be recognized for our dedication to our patients and families," said Kay Tittle, president of Texas Children's Pediatrics. "NCQA's high standards of the reporting and tracking of our outcomes has enhanced our long-standing commitment of providing exceptional patient care."

Texas Children's Pediatrics, the nation's largest primary pediatric care network, has more than 200 physicians in 48 locations throughout the greater Houston area. The Corinthian Pointe practice, led by Drs. Tyeshia Babineaux, Cheryl Hardin and Thelma Parra, provides a community-based collaborative health and wellness program that delivers an accessible medical home to children and families regardless of their ability to pay.

The processes implemented at Corinthian Pointe, and throughout all of the practices within the Texas Children's Pediatrics network, have helped improve transparency amongst providers and staff as well as patient families. The medical care provided has been transformed as each of the practices is now working towards one specific goal every day.

Medical practices must seek re-designation from NCQA every three years. All other practices within the Texas Children's Pediatrics network will submit for Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition by the end of this year.

"By working together, we are capable of doing great things," added Tittle. "This distinction has allowed us to pick up on things that we weren't able to before, and has helped strengthen the patient experience across our entire organization."

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.