Greater Family Health Receives National Recognitions for Quality of Care – Yet Again

Greater Family Health’s 2017 outcomes on the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s Clinical Indicators have again been recognized as among the best of all Federally Qualified Health Centers in Illinois and the United States – for the 5th year in a row!

The Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized Greater Family Health as a Health Center Quality Leader on August 22, 2018, with Greater Family Health being awarded its 5th consecutive Health Center Quality Leader award.

Greater Family Health also received the prestigious Advancing Health Information Technology for Quality award, in recognition of Greater Family Health’s comprehensive use of integrated HIT, both internally and through interoperable IT communication systems with external collaborating organizations. Also awarded to Greater Family Health was the Primary Care Medical Home Recognition and Electronic Health Record Reporter awards.

The Awards are based on Greater Family Health’s internal sophistication and 2017 clinical outcomes, which substantially outpaced the Illinois benchmark on 13 of 16 reportable Clinical Indicators. In addition, Greater Family Health’s clinical outcomes were also better than the National average of 13 of 16 Indicators.

Greater Family Health was also recognized by the Centers for Disease Control as a 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion.

The recognitions again acknowledge that Greater Family Health’s operations and outcomes are superior to those of most Health Centers in the State and Nationally.

“Maintaining our excellent clinical outcomes year-over-year is a substantial challenge, given the high percentage of uninsured patients that our practitioners care for and the constantly evolving Illinois primary health care landscape. It’s another testament to the skill, passion and ongoing dedication all of staff have that, for the 5th year in a row, Greater Family Health has again received such prestigious awards from HHS/HRSA and the CDC” said Bob Tanner, President/CEO of Greater Family Health.

Greater Family Health’s outcomes are available here.

Outcomes of every FQHC in Illinois and the United States are available here.

Greater Family Health is a non-profit Community Health Center which provided care to almost 50,000 different people via over 160,000 appointments in Fiscal Year 2018. Greater Family Health offers care in 7 full-time Health Centers in 5 Chicagoland Counties, as well as in multiple schools, 2 part-time Health Centers and in a variety of community-based locations on an episodic basis. Greater Family Health remains Accredited and Certified as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission.

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