OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical group have been recognized for their efforts at improving their patientâ??s medical and holistic health and wellness. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan designated OSF as a â??patient-centered medical home.â??
Over 1,000 primary care practices received PCMH designation, with the potential to affect nearly two million Michigan residents. Like OSF, these practices can look at a patient fully instead of focusing on a specific medical need. They look at their lifestyle and home environment to keep their patients healthy and prevent medical complications.
â??We had a patient the other day who came in to have a checkup but disclosed during his visit that he and his children were going to be homeless at the end of the week,â?? said OSF practice manager Bob Crumb. â??So, we connected him with community services.â??
OSF said they plan on continuing to grow their PCMH services.