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Palmer Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Back Pain Care at Clinics in All Three Campus Communities

7/14/2011 (Archived)

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in Washington, D.C., announced in June that the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics affiliated with the Florida Campus and located in Port Orange and South Daytona, Florida, have received Recognition from the Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP) for providing superior care to clinic patients suffering from low back pain.

Additionally, the College’s West Campus clinic was recently renewed in the NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program. It originally received Recognition in 2008. With the two clinics located on Palmer’s Davenport Campus having received Recognition in October 2010, this means that clinics affiliated with all three of Palmer’s campuses have received this prestigious national quality recognition.

The Back Pain Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care to the nearly 30 million Americans who experience low back pain, by motivating healthcare providers to deliver high-quality care and service. To receive Recognition, the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics were required to pass a rigorous, comprehensive review of several key clinical measures demonstrating quality healthcare delivery and service. These measures include appropriate imaging for acute back pain, recommendations for exercise and attention to health risk factors, among many others.

“The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics at each of our three campuses are committed to the delivery of quality, patient-centered care, and to providing a clinical education model that prepares our graduates for today’s practice environment,” said Vice Chancellor for Clinic Affairs Kurt Wood, D.C. “This recent NCQA recognition for our Florida Campus clinics, along with the renewal of our West Campus clinic recognition and the recognition of our Davenport Campus clinics last fall, provides external validation for our patients and residents in all three of our campus communities that we have processes in place to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality, evidence-based care in an effort to generate the best patient outcomes.”

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