BRONX, New York—VIP Community Services has been recertified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

“We are so proud of VIP’s staff for achieving this recognition once again,” said Dr. Darcia Bryden-Currie, Chief Clinical Officer. “VIP continues to provide the highest quality of care to all of our patients at a time when our community needs us the most.”

NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane says the Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients. “Recognition shows that VIP Community Services has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time,” O’Kane said.

Earning the Recognition 

NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition program is the most widely adopted PCMH evaluation program in the country. To receive this recognition, VIP was required to complete criteria in six concept areas including Team-based care and practice organization; Knowing and managing patients; Patient-centered access and continuity; Care management and support; Care coordination and care transitions; and, Performance measurement and quality improvement.

“Among VIP’s core values are to provide person-centered care and to be data and quality-informed,” said Barbara Salcedo, Director of Quality Improvement and Informatics. “VIP is diligently tracking quality measures and sharing that information with our staff so that we can see how well we are doing and make sure we are achieving our mission.”

About VIP Community Services 

VIP Community Services was founded in the Bronx in 1974. VIP Community Services offers integrated medical, behavioral health, housing, and wrap-around services to improve the health and well-being of the Bronx and surrounding communities. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Learn more at