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Seven Altru Locations Recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Posted OnJuly 31, 2023

Grand Forks, N.D. - Seven Altru locations have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). 

“Our patients continue to be at the forefront of care at Altru,” said Heather Strandell, senior director of clinic operations. “As a Patient-Centered Medical Home, we build better relationships between patients and our clinical care teams.” 

NCQA helps primary care practices transform into a PCMH through its Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program. 

“NCQA 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,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Altru has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.” 

This program evaluates primary care practices that deliver evidence-based, clinically appropriate care while promoting enhanced connections and value-add interactions with other providers and specialists.  

About NCQA 

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. In recognition for its leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion, NCQA has won the Excellence in Diversity Award from the Chesapeake Human Resources Association. NCQA’s website ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at, on Twitter @ncqa, and on LinkedIn at