Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is among 30 clinics nationwide selected as an Exemplar Primary Care Practice by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Group Health Research Institute, who have teamed up on a new initiative to identify practice innovations that make primary care more efficient, effective, and satisfying to patients and providers. The Primary Care Team: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (LEAP) project identifies primary care practices that have focused on teamwork and new roles for health professionals in ways that support consistently outstanding primary care. Penobscot Community Health Care was selected through a rigorous national process to receive the designation.
Penobscot Community Health Care will be influential in developing creative workforce models that will be disseminated to primary care practices nationwide. PCHC has an integrated, patient-centered service model, with a team of providers working together to provide comprehensive medical, mental health, dental, pharmacy, and specialty care imbedded within the practice site.