ABOUT


Wright-Stream-Flyer_9.24.14_revisedIntroduction and Background

The mission of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME) is to continuously improve education and patient care in a collaborative spirit to enhance outcomes, access and affordability.

WCGME acts as the Common Paymaster for two related organizations, The Wright Center Medical Group and the Patient Engagement Counsel. All human resource services for the three related organizations are provided by WCGME.

We are also engaged in practice transformation innovations at all of our Primary Care locations. In 2013, our Mid Valley location was named one of the “30 top innovative primary care practices in the United States” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This initiative identifies practice innovations that make primary care more efficient, effective and satisfying to patients and providers.

Now with our national expansion into Family Medicine residency training, we are taking our award-winning training to six different states around the country. Rooted in academic excellence and leveraging our GME expertise, WCGME’s pioneering 2013 AOA-approved Family Medicine National Network residency program, in partnership with A. T. Still University of Health Sciences’ School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, is implementing a national GME network for FQHC-based training in communities across the United States.

This educational innovation intends to address national physician workforce shortage, misdistribution and increasing health disparities by empowering these communities to steward their physician workforce renewal.

Shaping the Future of Healthcare

For more than 35 years, WCGME has provided cutting-edge medical residency training for primary care physicians in Northeastern Pennsylvania. At the same time, we provide innovative, team-based healthcare in the “Patient-Centered Medical Home” model, an interdisciplinary approach that is shaping the future of healthcare.

Most recently, The Wright Center was recognized by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for its outstanding utilization of Health IT to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment and has been named a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient. To read our award-winning case studies and learn more about HIMSS and this distinction, click here.

We are also engaged in practice transformation innovations at all of our Primary Care locations. In 2013, our Mid Valley location was named one of “30 top innovative primary care practices in the United States” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This initiative identifies practice innovations that make primary care more efficient, effective, and satisfying to patients and providers.

National Expansion

Now with our national expansion into Family Medicine residency training, we are taking our award-winning training to six different states around the country.

Rooted in academic excellence and leveraging our GME expertise, WCGME’s pioneering 2013 AOA-approved Family Medicine National Network residency program, in partnership with A. T. Still University of Health Sciences’ School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, is implementing a national GME network for FQHC-based training in communities across the United States.

This educational innovation intends to address national physician workforce shortage, misdistribution and increasing health disparities by empowering these communities to steward their physician workforce renewal.

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