Salt Lake City, UT, August 26, 2015 – Community Health Centers, Inc. (CHC), the leading non-profit community health center organization on the Wasatch Front has received a Health Center Quality Improvement grant of $144,984 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA).
CHC was recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader for achieving the highest clinical performance compared to its health center peers; an Access Enhancer through increasing the number of patients served and number of patients receiving comprehensive services; and a High Value Health Center that improved cost efficient care delivery compared to the national average while also increasing quality of care and improving access to comprehensive services.
HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae announced the Health Center Quality Improvement Awards yesterday as a way to recognize health center achievements in providing high quality, comprehensive care and to expand quality improvement systems in health centers. CHC will use these funds to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure, and improve primary care service delivery in the communities it serves.
Gerry Marty, long-time Board Governor for CHC and Chair of the organization’s Continuous Quality Improvement Committee said, “CHC’s commitment to rigorous clinical protocols and best practices is standard procedure. The result is high quality health care at the lowest possible cost.”
Earlier this month CHC received a New Access Point (NAP) grant from HRSA to open a new service location co-located with county services at the Ellis R. Shipp Public Health Center in West Valley City.