Dr. Mark Aldous and Northeast Digestive Health Center are playing an integral part of the recently formed Carolinas Physician Alliance – a clinically integrated network (CIN) formed to help increase access to quality care, improve outcomes and lower health care costs.
The is comprised of nearly 2,300 physicians who will operate in collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System. The network will promote the use of consistent standards for care delivery, quality tracking and reporting, information sharing and physician collaboration, according to a recent news release.
Initial focus areas will include improving clinical efficiencies, avoiding unnecessary treatments and unplanned readmissions, cost-of-care reductions and chronic disease management such as diabetes, asthma and preventative screenings.
Dr. Aldous was named chair of the physician-led Carolinas Physician Alliance board, which is comprised of equal representation from independent and system physicians. The board will oversee the hiring of the CEO, COO, medical director and other staff, as well as development of contracts and clinical programs.
“By developing a network of like-minded providers who all share the philosophy around putting the quality of care and needs of patients first, we are building a broad network of health care professionals that not only provides excellent care to individuals, but can also impact large, diverse populations,” Dr. Aldous said. “The end result is increased access to quality care, improved outcomes for patients and overall lower health care costs for patients and payers.”
The news release also notes that physician leaders spent more than 700 hours over the past year developing the Carolinas Physician Alliance. A Carolinas HealthCare System team hosted design and development work with physicians in the community to determine the qualities of a CIN that would best fit the needs of the region.
According to the release, CINs can help enhance the quality of care provided to patients by enabling a community of physicians to identify and adopt “best-practice” clinical protocols for various diseases and monitor compliance of the adopted protocols. Formation of the CIN helps ensure patients get the best care and allows physicians to collaborate with each other and develop programs that encourage efforts to improve quality and efficiency.
The network will initially operate in 12 counties around the metro Charlotte area (Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Anson, Stanly, Rowan, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland, Iredell) as well as York and Lancaster counties in South Carolina.
Northeast Digestive Health Center joins other charter members of the alliance, including Charlotte Radiology, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Metrolina Nephrology Associates, OrthoCarolina, Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, Surgical Specialists of Charlotte, emergency medicine physicians and physicians from Carolinas HealthCare System. Additional groups are expected to join over the next several months.
Northeast Digestive Health Center invites you to join in the celebration as they cut the ribbon on their new location in Edison Square.
The ribbon cutting for the new northwest Cabarrus County location takes place Friday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at 10030 Edison Square Drive NW, Suite 204, Concord. The public is invited to the event; if you’d like to attend, please register through the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The new office is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more about the new location, please visit NortheastDigestive.com or call (704) 783-1833.
The new office features more than 1,800 square feet of space and five rooms devoted to examinations. The location offers comprehensive services related to digestive health, including office visits and screenings such as colonoscopies.
Board-certified Dr. Geanina Anghel leads the team at the new Edison Square location. Dr. Anghel specializes in inflammatory bowel disease and gastroenterology. Kelsey Trull, PA-C, Danielle Hecht, FNP-BC, and Emily Beth Kendall, PA-C, join her in working with patients to maintain their gastrointestinal health.
Northeast Digestive Health Center offers a range of diagnostic and consultative services, along with treatments and procedural services, for individuals with medical conditions that affect the liver, digestive tract, biliary tree and pancreas. Some of the center’s key services include:
To learn more about the new Edison Square location and the services offered by board-certified gastroenterologists, please contact Northeast Digestive Health Center.
Northeast Digestive Health Center announces the addition of Elaine B. Smith and Anna Grace Hall, as Physician Assistants. The Concord-based company is a leading provider of digestive health services in the area. Ms. Smith and Ms. Hall will assist Northeast Digestive’s team of physicians in delivering health care with compassion and skill that provides not just better health outcomes, but a better health care experience.
“At Northeast Digestive, we strive to hire individuals with the skill set and mentality to better serve and deliver the highest quality of care to our patients,” says Chelsea Nazal, Administrator, Northeast Digestive. “We are excited to welcome Elaine and Anna Grace, as the expansion of our team is just another example of how we are constantly growing and improving our services.”
Smith brings a wealth of experience from her previous positions at Carolina Digestive Health Associates and Carolina Cardiology Associates. She holds a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, physician assistant studies from University of Kentucky. Hall holds a Master of Science in medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University and obtained her Bachelor of Science in biology and science from Wofford College.
They are both certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and obtained their licenses through the North Carolina Medical Board. Both women are honored and excited to work with such a talented team of physicians.
Northeast Digestive Health Center, a Concord-based privately owned gastroenterology practice, has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accomplishment distinguishes Northeast Digestive from other facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
“Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to provide the best patient-centered care,” says Dr. David F. Rhodes, M.D., physician at Northeast Digestive for over 20 years.
This is the 12th year Northeast Digestive has been accredited. Status as an accredited organization means the organization has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.
“This is just another example of how we as an organization are succeeding, and we are humbled to receive this recognition,” added Chelsea Nazal, administrator, Northeast Digestive.
Those seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
About Northeast Digestive
Northeast Digestive Health Center is a comprehensive practice dedicated to providing consultative, diagnostic, treatment and procedural services for individuals with conditions affecting the digestive tract, liver, pancreas and biliary tree. The center’s highly qualified and board-certified gastroenterologists specialize in helping patients maintain a healthy gastrointestinal system. Located in Concord, NC for over 40 years, Northeast Digestive provides care to patients in Cabarrus and surrounding counties. For more information on services offered, visit northeastdigestive.com or follow Northeast Digestive on Facebook. For more information on the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, visit https://www.aaahc.org.
At Northeast Digestive Health Center, we recognize the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. As Concord’s longest standing privately owned Gastroenterology office, fostering and maintaining highly personal interactions is our key to providing excellent medical care. Tis’ the season to be thankful, and we are more than grateful for the long-standing relationships and sense of camaraderie we’ve been able to establish in our community. Thank you for putting your trust in us.
Northeast Digestive is a comprehensive practice dedicated to providing consultative, diagnostic, treatment and procedural services for individuals with conditions affecting the digestive tract, liver, pancreas and biliary tree. In Layman’s terms, your health and wellness is our main concern and we are here to help you live a healthier life. As leaders in the digestive field, our highly qualified team of gastroenterologists specializes in helping patients maintain a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) system.
Not sure what a gastroenterologist is or when to see one? From heartburn to colonoscopies, our team is dedicated to helping you with your digestive issues. We provide a full range of services and procedures to diagnose and treat a variety of digestive conditions and diseases.
Have an issue that needs immediate attention? Schedule a same-day appointment!
Our primary office location also serves as an Outpatient Endoscopy Center. Our office Endoscopy Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is fully functioning with the most up-to-date equipment. We are able to provide comprehensive endoscopic services at the primary practice office. However, we also perform outpatient procedures at Gateway Surgery Center and CMC-Northeast as well. We also offer a second location at Edison Square, where services include regular office visits, evaluations for screening colonoscopies and hemorrhoid banding.
We understand it takes a tremendous amount of confidence to entrust us with your health. That is why two-way communication, respect and credibility are essential parts of every relationship we build. Interested in learning more about our practice? Visit https://www.northeastdigestive.com or call (704) 783-1840 for more information.