Pueblo Community Health Center Wins Quality Award
PUEBLO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WINS QUALITY AWARD
(Pueblo, CO, Nov 18, 2022) -- 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 10% for clinical quality measures. Only four of 20 CHC’s in Colorado achieved this award.
A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), PCHC provides comprehensive primary and preventive care in a medical home setting. This team-based approach is led by a health care provider and includes case management, nursing, care coordination, and targeted disease management support which may also include a health educator and pharmacist. “Each person, in every aspect of PCHC, is part of our continuous quality improvement program. We pursue the highest quality of service throughout the organization to optimize the care every patient receives, and in a manner consistent with our core values,” stated Lynne Evetts, Director of Quality at PCHC.
Compared to peer community health centers nationally, PCHC was ranked based on quality of care and health outcomes and disparities. Quality of care measures long-term health outcomes and timely and routine preventive care such as cancer screenings and diabetic management. Health outcomes and disparities measures impact of clinical intervention to project long-term health income.
Medicaid clients who use FQHCs are less likely to have an emergency room visit, an inpatient hospitalization, or preventable hospital admission. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), not only do health centers perform just as well or better on quality measures, but they also provide care at lower costs. Health centers save $2,300 per patient, per year versus non-health center patients.
PCHC also received awards for being Advancing HIT (Health Information Technology) for Quality and a Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Pueblo Community Health Center’s mission has been the same since 1983: To provide primary health care to those in need. To learn more about PCHC, please visit www.pueblochc.org.