November 15, 2023
COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE, INC. RECEIVES NATIONAL
COMMUNITY HEALTH QUALITY RECOGNITION
(Davenport, IA) – Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC) received multiple 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. was awarded the Gold Health Center Quality Leader, Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality, and Patient Centered Medical Home badges.
Details for each award:
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%).
Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality: Recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services. Health centers must meet the following five criteria: adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system, offers telehealth services, exchanges clinical information electronically with key providers health care settings, engages patients through health IT, and collects data on patient social risk factors.
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, 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 44,000 individuals, more than 10 percent of the Quad City's total population.
For more information on the Community Health Care, Inc. visit http://www.chcqca.org