VT FQHCs earn federal recognition for high quality care

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VT FQHCs earn federal recognition for high quality care

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 3:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Community Health Centers in Vermont were recently recognized with Quality Awards from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) based upon high levels of performance in one or more of the following categories: Improving Quality of Care, Increasing Access to Care, Enhancing Delivery of High Value Health Care, Addressing Health Disparities, and Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition.  The median award among the 10 Federally Qualified Health Centers receiving awards was $45,000.

“The Health Centers invest in their ongoing commitment to delivering integrated primary medical, oral and mental health care in their local communities. As designated Patient Centered Medical Homes, the Health Centers meet the most rigorous standards of care,” said Tess Stack Kuenning, CNS, MS, RN, President and CEO of Bi-State Primary Care Association. “We are proud of their well-deserved recognition.”

The VT Health Centers receiving Quality Awards include:  Battenkill Valley Health Center, Arlington; Community Health Centers of Burlington, Burlington, South Burlington, South Hero; Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region, Bomoseen, Brandon, Castleton, Rutland, Shoreham, West Pawlet;  Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley, Morrisville, Stowe; Gifford Health Care, Bethel, Berlin, Chelsea, Rochester, Randolph, Sharon, White River Jct.; Little Rivers Health Care, Bradford, East Corinth, Wells River; Mountain Health Center, Bristol; Northern Counties Health Care, Concord, Danville, Hardwick, Island Pond, St. Johnsbury; Northern Tier Center for Health, Alburg, Enosburg Falls, Richford, St. Albans, Swanton; and Springfield Medical Care Systems, Bellows Falls, Chester, Londonderry, Ludlow, Springfield, VT and Charlestown, NH.

About Bi-State Primary Care Association

Bi-State Primary Care Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that represents New Hampshire and Vermont’s 29 Community Health Centers that serve more than 300,000 patients through the 128 health center sites. Bi-State promotes access to quality, affordable primary health care with an emphasis on reaching underserved populations. Bi-State was founded as a 501(c)3 charitable organization in 1986 with offices in Bow, NH and Montpelier, VT.

Source: Montpelier, VT – August 24, 2017 – Community Health Centers in Vermont

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