Pediatrics

Your selection of the Charles Henderson Child Health Center (CHCHC) to serve the medical and health needs of your children is appreciated and every effort will be made to provide you with the very best of care.
 
All of our pediatricians are Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  Certification represents a dedication to the highest level of professionalism in patient care and is only awarded after all the following requirements are met:
 
  • Completion of three years of training in an accredited residency program.  This training involves the care of children in hospital and outpatient settings and is supervised by highly trained medical specialists.
  • Verification of the satisfactory completion of residency training and acceptability as a practitioner of pediatrics, including achievement of clinical competence and the demonstration of professional and ethical behavior. 
  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted state license to practice medicine.
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive two day written exam or a combined written and oral exam, covering all aspects of health care for infants, children and adolescents. 
 
As you can see, by choosing a Board-certified pediatrician, you have chosen the highest level of medical care for your child. 

Patient Centered Medical Home:

We received our Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification effective December 5th, 2019. We are proud to be the Only Patient Centered Medical Home in the State with the prestigious Behavioral Health Distinction.

 

Patient Centered Medical Home means that you will be surrounded by a dedicated team of health professionals, working together with you, to optimize your health goals using the best evidence-based medicine and resources available for you today. We will empower you to take responsibility for your health and give you the self-management support that you need to succeed.

 

Adapted from the AHRQ definition, the PCPCC describes the medical home as an approach to the delivery of primary care that is:

 

Patient-centered: A partnership among practitioners, patients, and their families ensures that decisions respect patients’ wants, needs, and preferences, and that patients have the education and support they need to make decisions and participate in their own care.
 

Comprehensive: A team of care providers is wholly accountable for a patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care.
 

Coordinated: Care is organized across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care, hospitals, home health care, community services and supports.
 

Accessible: Patients are able to access services with shorter waiting times, "after hours" care, 24/7 electronic or telephone access, and strong communication through health IT innovations.
 

Committed to quality and safety: Clinicians and staff enhance quality improvement to ensure that patients and families make informed decisions about their health.