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White-Wilson Medical Center Earns National Recognition

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–February 1, 2017—White-Wilson Medical Center has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home™. This distinction affirms White-Wilson's use of evidence-based approaches to quality and their commitment to building partnerships between patients and their primary care physician.

"NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane. "Recognition shows that White-Wilson Medical Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time."

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that emphasizes a team-based approach to improve care, patient experience and reduce costs. Each patient's care is overseen by a clinician-led team that coordinates care across the health care system. White-Wilson clinics in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Navarre and Niceville are the only health care facilities in these communities to earn the Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition.

"Our focus is on working together to provide quality care for our patients," said White-Wilson CEO Alan Gieseman. "We strive to consistently meet our patient's needs and ensure that they have access to care when they need it. We believe that a team-based approach is the best way to care for our community and are proud to have earned NCQA's highest level of Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition."

White-Wilson's Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition is valid for three years. NCQA standards align with the joint principals established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

White-Wilson Medical Center is home to a growing team of health care providers and offers more than 20 specialties of medicine. For additional information on White-Wilson physicians, locations and specialties, visit white-wilson.com or call 850-863-8100.

About the White-Wilson Medical Center:
White-Wilson Medical Center is a multi-specialty physician group, and has been serving Florida's Emerald Coast for over 70 years. WWMC is home to your community's largest team of physicians, collaborating for your good health in more than 20 different specialties. With locations in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville and Navarre, White-Wilson provides a range of health care services to fit most needs. White-Wilson employs state-of-the-art technology, coupled with skilled and experienced providers, friendly and caring staff, and the convenience of "one-stop" shopping. Visit www.white-wilson.com for a list of specialties and services.

About NCQA:
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedication to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certified a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.