September 7, 2022

COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE, INC. RECEIVES
NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH QUALITY RECOGNITION

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(Davenport, IA) – Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC) received several Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). These awards recognize Health Center Program awardees that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the most recent UDS reporting period.

 

Community Health Care, Inc. received recognition as a Gold Health Center Quality Leader, Access Enhancer, Health Disparities Reducer, and as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

 

  • Health Center Quality Leader: awarded to those achieving the best overall clinical quality measure (CQM) performance among all health centers. Health centers in the top 30% are recognized in the following tiers: Gold (top 10%), Silver (top 11-20%), and Bronze (top 21-30%).

 

  • Access Enhancer: recognizes health centers that have increased the total number of patients and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5% during the reporting period.

 

  • Health Disparities Reducer: recognizes health centers that:

    • Demonstrate at least a 10% improvement in the areas of low birth weight, hypertension, or uncontrolled diabetes for at least one racial/ethnic group in the reporting period

    • Meet benchmarks for all racial/ethnic groups in the areas of low birth weight, hypertension, and uncontrolled diabetes

 

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH): Recognizes health centers with PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.

“CHC is on a mission to provide our communities with excellence in medical, dental and behavioral health care that is compassionate, affordable and accessible. These awards demonstrate that the CHC team is expanding access to care for the most vulnerable in our communities while maintaining and improving the clinical quality outcomes for our patients. We are proud to be recognized by HRSA for the incredible work our teams are doing every day!”, says Tom Bowman, Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Care, Inc.

 

About Community Health Care, Inc.

Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC) is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) which offers primary, preventive, acute and chronic care, as well as dental, behavior health, OB/GYN, laboratory, pharmacy, chiropractic, nutrition, and health education services. Without CHC, many patients would be forced to rely on emergency rooms for their primary care, or they would go without care altogether. In recent years, CHC has made great strides improving both access and quality of care for the underserved in our communities.  The number of patients CHC serves on an annual basis has grown to more than 40,000 individuals, or approximately 10 percent of the Quad City's total population.

 

For more information on the Community Health Care, Inc. visit chcqca.org