On Friday, November 20, 2020, in a virtual awards ceremony, Chad Hess, PA-C, Associate Medical Director at Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) was awarded with the Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) “Exceptional Clinical Leadership Award” for 2020.
Pueblo Community Health Center has a history of energy stewardship. Its Colorado Clinic, built in 2009 and designed by RTA Architects, was four times larger than the facility it replaced. Yet its per-square-foot utility expenses were lowered 25% due to energy-efficient design and a 50-kilowatt rooftop photovoltaic array.
Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) broke ground recently to mark the official start of the construction of their new clinic at East 8th and La Crosse Streets in Pueblo.
Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) is pleased to announce that they have been named a Health Center Quality Leader awardee by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This award recognizes the highest performing health centers nationwide. As a Health Center Quality Leader, PCHC achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers nationally, placing in the top 20% for clinical quality measures for the second year in a row. Only five of 20 CHC’s in Colorado achieved this award.
A total of 21 nurses from southeastern Colorado, including Patricia Quillen from Pueblo Community Health Center, were recognized for their extraordinary work and achievement in their field at the Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Virtual Nightingale Nurse Recognition Event. Six nominees were presented the Southeastern Colorado AHEC Luminary Award and will go on to participate in the Colorado Nurses Foundation Virtual Nightingale Awards Gala on October 10, 2020.
Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) is again offering affordable sports physicals for athletes in both middle and high school enrolled in either Pueblo School Districts 60 or 70. Students do not need to be seen at the school that they attend.
Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) was recently awarded $25,000 of grant funding by the Colorado COVID Relief Fund to help respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) announced an infusion of $50,000 in emergency grant funding from the medical aid organization Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers. PCHC was among 518 federally qualified health centers to receive funding through Direct Relief’s $25 million COVID-19 Fund for Community Health, which recognizes the profound effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the finances, services, staff, and patients of community health centers.
Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) has received a $25,000 grant from the Caring for Colorado Foundation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Identified as an organization that is a critical partner in providing health services, the award is to help support the needs of the organization’s school-based wellness centers and provide stability during this challenging time.
Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Pat Quillen, RN, BSN, MSN, CNM, has been nominated for the 2020 Nightingale & Luminary Award. Presented by the Colorado Nurses Foundation, this award is Colorado’s highest nursing honor, and it recognizes nurses who advance their profession and positively impact their community in exceptional ways.