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12 I The Lovell Chronicle I June 18, 2015 NBHH gets national recognition for patient-centered care BY PATTI CARPENTER , ::: diatrics and the American Good communication, Osteopathic Association, teamwork, effective use of information technology and excellent patient-provider partnerships earned North Big Horn Hospital Clinic recognition by the National Committee for Quality As- surance (NCQA) as a Lev- el Three Patient-Centered Medical Home. According to a press re- lease issued by the NCQA organization, the Pa- tient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines team- work and information tech- nology to improve care, im- prove patients' experience of care and reduce costs. The idea is to foster ongoing partnerships be- tween patients and their providers, instead of ap- proaching care as the se- ries of office visits. Each patient's care is overseen by a team, which coordi- nates his or her care and treatment. "NCQA Patient-Cen- tered Medical Home Rec- ognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information tech- nology and coordinated care focused on patients," said NCQA President Mar- garet E. O'Kane. "Recogni- tion shows that North Big Horn Hospital Clinic has PATti CARPENTER The staffand providers at North Big Horn Hospital Clinic (back row, l-r) Stephanie Green, Barbara Mitchell, Carrie Bischoff, Troy Caldwell, MD, Brendan Fitzsimmons, MD, Richard Jay, DO, Jack Carpenter, MHS, PA-C, Mike Wilcazk, Cresta Peterson, and Dede Wardell and (front row, l-r) Jennifer Hoffman, Shelby Frost, FNP - BC, Mary Freund, FNP, GNP-BC, Jackie Bischoff, Stephanie Jolley, Kaycie Tippetts, Linda Jay, and Ken Ferbrache, MPAS, PA-C were recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for following the Patient-Center Medical Home model. the tools, systems and re- sources to provide its pa- tients with the right care, at the right time." To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, North Big Horn Hos- pital Clinic demonstrated the ability to meet the pro- gram's key elements, em- bodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards, along with prin- ciples of the Patient-Cen- tered Medical Home estab- lished with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pe- Cub Scouts hold day camp in Lovell BY DAVID PECK Cub Scouts from all over the Big Horn Basin will gather in Lovell this week- end as Lovell once again hosts the Big Horn District Cub Scout Day Camp Fri- day and Saturday, June 19- 20, on the grounds of Lovell Middle School. Take Flight is the na- tional theme for Cub Scout day camps nationwide, and the Big Horn District will follow the same theme with a variety of flight-related stations, District Day Camp Director Jen McArthur said. The day camp will be- gin with opening ceremo- nies Friday at 8 a.m. Scouts will then be able to vis- it a variety of stations in- cluding BB guns, archery, a drone demonstration by Jared Sanders, a raptor trainer from Cody, gliders made with pennies and pa- per plates and parachute games. Curtis Abraham will land his helicopter at the school for the Cub Scouts to see, then provide educa- tion about the craft and how to obtain a pilot's license. Though rides cannot be of- fered, Scouts will be able to look into the cockpit. Abraham will partic- ipate in a game where he will drop about 200 Ping- Pong balls onto the middle school football field from his helicopter at 3 p.m. on Fri- day. The Scouts will run to the field and pick up a ball with a number that cor- relates to a prize. McArthur said there will be one grand prize, 10 second prizes and 24 third prizes, but every ball produces a winner of some kind. McArthur said Mike Shrum from New Mexico will return with a hot air balloon and a second bal- loon will join him. Shrum will bring a passenger bal- loon, and, weather permit- ting, he will give tether rides on Friday. After closing ceremo- nies Friday afternoon, fam- ily members will arrive late in the afternoon for a free family dinner at 6 p.m., fol- lowed by a campfire pro- gram at 8 p.m. put on by Boy Scouts for the Cub Scouts. The Cub Scouts will camp on the middle school football field to the west of the school. Saturday's schedule be- gins with a free continental breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 8. Buses will arrive by 8:30, and Scouts will be taken to various locations for hikes: Webelos (10-year-olds) to Cottonwood Canyon for a three-mile hike guided by the BLM, Bears (10-year- olds) to the Tillett Springs Fish Rearing Station for a program by the Wyoming Game and Fish and Wolves and Tigers (7 and 8-year- olds) also to the Cotton- wood Canyon trailhead for a shorter hike. All Cub Scouts must pack their own lunches for both days of the day camp, McArthur said. Following the hikes at around 11 a.m. the Scouts will return to the school grounds and swim in the high school swimming pool. The location was changed from Horseshoe Bend due to the high lake level, McAr- thur said. Swimming will continue until 1:30 p.m. when a closing ceremony will be conducted. Attending will be Big Horn District Scouts from Lovell, Cowley, Byron, Bur- lington, Powell, Cody and Meeteetse and Cloud Peak District Scouts from Grey- bull, Basin, Ten Sleep, Worland and Thermopolis. McArthur said there will be close to 200 Scouts in town for the day camp, with a staff of about 40 adults to assist with the camp. "This is our last year of doing it," McArthur said. "I'm passing the baton." are used in determining which clinics and hospitals receive the designation. "I am very proud of the work Dede Wardell (NBHH clinic manager) and her team did getting us here," said NBHH CEO Rick Schroeder. "There were several clinics across the state that started down the path of PCMH but chose not to complete the pro- cess. The fact that we did, as a latecomer to the pro- cess, makes us very proud of the commitment shown by those who did the work." According to informa- tion provided by NCQA, research has shown that Patient-Centered Medical Homes lead to higher qual- ity and lower costs, and can improve patient and pro- vider reported experiences of care. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recog- nizes clinicians and prac- tices in key areas of perfor- mance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and In- formation is the most wide- ly used performance mea- surement tool in health care. Mustang Days begins Monday BY DAVID PECK "Hometown Glory" will be the theme of the 2015 Lovell Mustang Days cel- ebration, which begins Monday with the first of two shoots at the Lovell Rod and Gun Club. The club will hold a Top Gun Shoot Monday at the Lovell Gun Range with divisions that include pis- tol, .22 rifle, high-powered rifle, shotgun and skeet. The shoot begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday will be the Mustang Days Trap Shoot, also at 6 p.m. at the Lovell Gun Range. Many prizes will be awarded. Also on Tuesday, the Strong Man Competition will return to Mustang Days, sponsored by Better Body Fitness. The event, featuring a farmers walk, overhead press with a log, deadlift for reps and the Atlas stones, begins at 6 p.m. at the corner of Neva- da and Main. There will be four divisions: teen, wom- en, men under 200 pounds and men 200 pounds and above. The annual Artist Market and Sale will be held Wednesday through Friday at the Lovell Rec Building next to the Lovell Building Center. The event runs from 1 to 8 p.m. each day, and local artist Den- ney NeVille will conduct an artist's clinic Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-regis- ter by calling Gladys Mc- Neil at 548-7600. The annual Mus- tang Follies will be staged Wednesday and Thurs- day, June 24-25, at 8 p.m. featuring a variety of per- formers (see related story). Each evening will begin with the Mustang Band and the Dollies of the Fol- lies performing on the street in front of the Hyart. The annual car show will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nevada Ave. just south of Main. No reg- istration is required. Friday's events include the Mustang Breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Lovell Fire Hall, the Fam- ily Fun Night from 5 to 8 p.m. at Constitution Park, the street dance next to Minchow's Food Court, the rodeo Calcutta at 8 p.m. at the Diamond J and a teen dance from 9 p.m. to mid- night at the Red Apple parking lot. Saturday's event starts with the annual Ralph Robertson Memorial Fun Run at 7 a.m. Runners will line up at North Big Horn Hospital. See the ad in this week's Chronicle for sig- nup information. The second day of the Mustang Breakfast will be held from 6-9 a.m. at the fire hall. The annual Kiddie Pa- rade begins at 10:30 a.m., with lineup at the Hyart Theatre parking lot, fol- lowed by the Rose Parade at 11 a.m. with lineup at the high school parking lot. The Queen Bee Gar- dens taste testing event begins at noon at the Main Street storefront, running until 3 p.m. Constitution Park will be the site of a co-ed vol- leyball tournament start- ing at 12:30 p.m. and a bin- go competition from 1 to 3 p.m. The Mustang Days Golf Tournament begins at 1 p.m. at the Foster Gulch Golf Course, and the annu- al Mustang Days Rodeo be- gins at 3 p.m. at the Lovell Rodeo Grounds. Mustang Days closes Saturday night with the annual fireworks display at Horseshoe Bend, spon- sored by the Lovell Volun- teer Fire Dept. H.D. Filters ,00res ,,i,nments IBt 2 or 4 wheel alignment j D .... Beginning at Ssqs Advertise your business CALL FOR APPOINTMENT for just $15 per week . Rotors turned free with brake pad replacement rtl iiiildi: We are here 8-5. 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