Orange Blossom Family Health Receives HRSA's Health Center Quality Leader & Clinical Quality Improver Awards
ORLANDO, Fla. - Aug. 20, 2018 - PRLog -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $125 million in Quality Improvement Awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve. This announcement comes during National Health Center Week, the annual celebration that highlights the critical role community health centers play in providing high-quality, affordable, primary healthcare.
Among the honored health centers, Orange Blossom Family Health (OBFH), a caring service of Health Care Center for the Homeless, Inc. (HCCH) was privileged to receive the Health Center Quality Leader & Clinical Quality Improver Awards, allowing them to receive $122,000 in Quality Improvement dollars. As a Health Center Quality Leader, OBFH achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers and placed in the top 30% of the adjusted quartile rankings for clinical quality measures (CQMs). OBFH was also identified as being a Health Center Quality Improver, in which they made at least a 10% improvement in one or more CQMs between 2016 and 2017.
"Quality value-based care is a priority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and HRSA-funded health centers serve as leaders in quality healthcare in the U.S.," said HRSA Administrator George Sigounas, MS, Ph.D. "Nearly all HRSA-funded health centers demonstrated improvement in one or more clinical quality measures from the year prior, and these funds will support health centers' work to improve the quality of care they deliver every day in their communities around the country."
For more than 25 years, Health Care Center for the Homeless, Inc. has delivered affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective primary and preventive healthcare services to patients in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties in Central Florida. Bakari F. Burns, CEO of Orange Blossom Family Health credits the honor of receiving the aforementioned awards to his COO, Dr. Chianta Lindsey and his amazing leadership team. "I believe that quality leadership equals quality care and quality care stems from forming a team of quality leaders." OBFH looks forward to continuing their mission of providing quality health care services that improve the lives of the homeless and medically indigent people of our community.
For more information on Orange Blossom Family Health and Health Care Center for the Homeless, Inc., visit www.orangeblossomfamilyhealth.org / www.hcch.org or follow us on social media (Facebook: @HcchOrlando / Twitter: @Hcch_Orlando)
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