Eric B. Chandler Health Center was awarded $218,013 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in recognition of the center's quality care. The funding, provided as part of HRSA's FY 2016 Health Center Quality Improvement Fund, recognizes health centers that displayed high levels of quality performance and is designed not only to support those centers' efforts to continue to strengthen quality improvement activities, but also to recognize and support centers with new or continued Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition.
Designated a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Eric B. Chandler Health Center was recognized in this one-time funding for its status as a quality leader among health centers and nationally, exceeding national benchmarks -- including Healthy People 2020 goals -- for chronic disease management, preventive care, and perinatal/prenatal care. In addition, $25,000 of the more than $218,000 awarded was in honor of the center's being considered a "High Value Health Center," delivering "better, smarter, healthier care by improving cost-efficient care delivery compared to the national average, while also increasing quality of care and improving access to comprehensive services."
Congratulations to everyone at Chandler Health Center for all your work in providing exceptional quality care to our patients every day, and to the following individuals who are an integral part of the center's ongoing quality improvement efforts: Eric Jahn, MD, senior associate dean for community health; Sandra Hill, executive director; Steven Levin, MD, medical director; Rose Jean-Baptiste, MPH, program manager, QA/QI; Rodney Reid, business manager/CFO; and Beverly O'Shea, MSN, RNC, director of nursing!