Benson Area Medical Center receives Patient Centered Medical Home status.

Benson Area Medical Center, Inc. is now REC_PCMH11a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  Participation in a NCQA Recognition Program demonstrates that the practice values quality health care delivery and the latest clinical protocols to ensure that patients receive the best care at the right time.

As a patient centered medical home, Benson Area Medical Center has in place a care team which includes a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse (for patient triage) and a  Pharmacist (for medication management and Warfarin management).

4/30/13- Theresa Micke, PA-C, Beth Pruden Mills, Pharm.D., and Vicky Mooring, MD will join the Benson Area Medical Center in the coming months.

Dear Friends of Benson Area Medical Center,

We are delighted to introduce the newest additions to Benson Area Medical Center’s provider staff- Vicky Mooring, MD, Beth Mills, Pharm.D., and Theresa Micke, PA-C. All three providers will be invaluable additions to the BAMC team as we continue to strive to deliver high quality primary care for all in the community.

Ms. Micke received her BA in Biology from Lawrence University and a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Since graduating in June 2012, Ms. Micke has served as an independent provider at a family medicine clinic in Watertown, Wisconsin.  Ms. Micke will replace Ms. April Pope who has accepted a position on the faculty at Campbell University with the Physician’s Assistant program. Ms. Micke will start her practice in June.

Dr. Mooring received a BS in Biology from Wake Forest University and is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She will complete a three year family medicine residency training at Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio this June. Dr. Mooring is an NC native and she is excited to return to North Carolina.  Dr. Mooring will begin her practice August 1st.

Additionally, Campbell University has announced that Dr. Mills has accepted a faculty position at the Benson Area Medical Center.  Dr. Mills will hold the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice beginning May 15th. Dr. Mills is a ’98 graduate of the Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with extensive experience in primary care and teaching. Dr. Mills will replace Dr. Leigh Foushee, who recently became the CPHS Director of Alumni Relations.

We are excited to welcome these qualified providers and we hope you will join us in welcoming them to the community.BAMC was fortunate enough to be featured in UNC-TV’s NC Now program that aired, March 4th, 2013. Heather Burgiss of UNC-TV explored the center’s approach of providing access to quality, cost-effective primary health care services and how new advances are helping bring access to medical care and prescription drugs to more patients.

We appreciate the support of the North Carolina community as we strive to expand access to quality, cost-effective primary care.

If you missed the segment, please watch the video below to learn about Benson Area Medical Center’s impact on the community.

Watch Monday, March 4, 2013 on PBS. See more from NC Now.

EMR Update and New Website Resources

The Benson Area Medical Center transitioned to an electronic medical record just four months ago. This system will provide a better quality of care for our patients and allows us to more easily track and address patient needs. We hope that you notice an improvement in your individual patient experience. As always, let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

We would also like to let you know about the new resources recently posted to our website. New patient forms have been added under the Forms tab. Completing these forms prior to your appointment will expedite your check-in process.

Lastly, we have also added a web-based patient satisfaction survey under the Contact Us tab. Feel free to voice any of your comments, suggestions, or concerns through this survey.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR PATIENTS

ELECTRONIC HEALTH  RECORDS – beginning SEPT. 11, 2012!

As patients of BAMC, you and your family will soon notice some important changes when you visit our office.  Starting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, we will begin using an electronic health record for all patient visits, replacing paper charts for everyone.

Electronic Health Records (E.H.R.) will improve the quality of care, safety and satisfaction for our patients while eliminating burdens and inefficiencies of paper charts for our providers and staff.

Much preparation is now underway, to make this important transition a smooth one, for our providers and staff and for our patients.  We wish to share with you, what to expect when you call or visit BAMC during the first few weeks of this important and complex project.

Fewer available appointments – Sept. 11 – Nov. 6

For the eight-week period of September 11 – November 6, 2012, our patient schedule must be modified, decreasing the number of patient visits each day.  This is required so providers and staff have the extended time necessary to learn the electronic system, properly documenting each visit in a much different way.   This will slow us down initially, and we are certain that taking this time in the beginning will prove worthwhile.

Your health remains a top priority for us and we will make every possible effort during this time, to accommodate sick patients and to schedule necessary follow up visits.

OUR 33 YEAR COMMITMENT CONTINUES

Our experienced and caring Providers and Staff, supported by our Management Team and Board of Directors remain committed to working together to assure that quality family health care is accessible to all who need it.  You can be assured as a patient of Benson Area Medical Center, that it is our goal to do everything possible to render the care and treatment you and your family needs in a timely manner. We appreciate the trust you place in us, and look forward to continuing to serve you and your family.