The Albany Med Faculty Physicians Group
was recognized by a national certifying group
for providing high-quality, coordinated care
to patients using evidence-based, patient centered
Four practices within the Albany Med
Faculty Physicians Group — HIV Medicine,
General Pediatrics, Internal Medicine/
Pediatrics, and the Internal Medicine
Group — received Level III certification
(the highest level possible) by the National
Committee for Quality Assurance’s
Patient-Centered Medical Home Program
for embodying all the characteristics of
the medical home model.
These include promoting care coordination
and communication among practitioners,
patients and their families to ensure that
decisions respect the patients’ wants, needs,
and preferences and ensuring patients have
the support they need to make decisions and
participate in their own care, according to
Albany Med’s Faculty Physicians Group, with more than 400 experienced physicians, is the largest physician group in the region and offers the greatest number of medical specialty services.
“This recognition affirms Albany Med’s commitment to putting the patient first while providing high-quality, coordinated care delivered by teams of exceptional providers,” said Dr. Ferdinand J. Venditti Jr., vice dean for clinical affairs and president of the Albany Med Faculty Physicians Group.
To receive this national recognition, which is valid for three years, the Albany Med practices demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home.
Additionally, Albany Med’s standards align with the joint principles of the patient centered medical home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Osteopathic Association.
For more information about the services and specialties offered by the Albany Med Faculty Physicians Group, please visit http://www.amc.edu/Patient/services/albany_med_faculty_physicians/.