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Amoskeag Health

To improve the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve by leading the effort to eliminate health disparities by providing exceptional primary and preventive healthcare and support services which are accessible to all. 

MCHC will become the provider of choice for comprehensive primary health care by achieving the triple aim of better health outcomes, better patient care, and lowered costs through using innovative care models and strong community partnerships. MCHC will meet our mission by using evidence-based care that is patient-centered, engages families, removes barriers, and promotes well-being and healthy lifestyles through patient empowerment and education.

Core Values
We will promote wellness, provide exceptional care, and offer outstanding services so that our patients achieve and maintain their best possible health. We will do this through fostering an environment of respect, integrity and caring for all stakeholders in our organization.

  • The Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. Child Health Services (CHS) at MCHC is the pediatric practice of Manchester Community Health Center. Founded in 1980, CHS at MCHC is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of at-risk children. MCHC is recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Providing health care for a stronger community, CHS at MCHC and MCHC serve nearly 14,000 patients annually.

In April, Manchester Community Health Center received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. Child Health Services, now the pediatric practice at MCHC, had received this recognition in 2010. PCMH means:
• Patients have long-term partnerships with clinicians, not a series of sporadic, hurried visits.
• Clinician-led teams coordinate care, especially for prevention and chronic conditions.
• Medical homes coordinate other clinicians' care and community supports, as needed.
• Medical homes offer enhanced access through expanded hours and online communication.
• They promote shared decisions, so patients make informed choices and get better results.
• Medical homes coordinate care and improve quality but do not deny care; even so, many insurers pay modest fees for these benefits because they save more than they cost.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies 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 website ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

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Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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