November 2, 2023
Greater Family Health’s 2022 outcomes on Bureau of Primary Health Care Clinical Indicators have caused the organization to be recognized as a National Health Center Quality Leader. Greater Family Health’s clinical outcomes are ranked in the top 10% of all Federally Qualified Health Centers in the United States and Illinois – for the 10th consecutive year!
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized Greater Family Health with 5 National Awards on November 1, 2023:
1. Health Center Quality Leader – Gold (the highest possible Award level)
2. Access Enhancer
3. Health Disparities Reducer
4. Advancing Health Information Technology for Quality
5. Patient-Centered Medical Home
Greater Family Health’s clinical outcomes ranked in the top 10% of the Country’s 1,370 Federally Qualified Health Centers, resulting in the receipt of the Health Center Quality Leader – Gold Award. Greater Family Health has received the National Health Center Quality Leader Award for 10 consecutive years, and the Advancing HIT for Quality Award every year it has been offered.
New Awards received by Greater Family Health this year are ‘Access Enhancer’ and ‘Health Disparities Reducer’. Greater Family Health has also been awarded a Million Hearts Hypertension Control Championship, a 5-year honor, offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coupled with UDS Comparison Reports issued on August 8, 2023, the Awards indicate that Greater Family Health’s clinical, financial and patient satisfaction outcomes are far better than other Health Centers’, both in the State and Nationally.
The combination of excellent clinical care with exceptionally low costs is an indication of our excellent value: for patients, for payers, for taxpayers. Our integrated care model focuses on quality of care and the patient experience, coupled with our excellent care of valued professionals continues to bear significant fruit.
Greater Family Health is the area’s premier Federally Qualified Health Center, providing a comprehensive range of high-quality, affordably priced, fully-integrated primary care services to almost 68,000 area residents by almost 214,000 medical, behavioral health and oral health appointments annually. Operating 11 Community Health Centers in 5 northeastern Illinois counties, the organization is accredited by The Joint Commission, Primary Care Medical Home certified, repeatedly nationally recognized for both its health outcomes and cost efficiency, and provides care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
Clinical Outcomes Awards Criteria Guide: Explanation of 2023 Award Badges
Financial Outcome Indicators
November 2, 2023