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Greater Family Health recognized as Clinical Quality Improver and National Health Center Quality Leader

Elgin, IL – For a second year in a row, Greater Family Health has been recognized as a Clinical Quality Improver and National Health Center Quality Leader by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

As a result of Greater Family Health’s clinical outcomes on their 2014 UDS Clinical Performance Measures, Greater Family Health has been awarded additional federal funding for being both a Clinical Quality Improver and Health Center Quality Leader. Greater Family Health is 1 of only 15 Community Health Centers in Illinois to be recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader, amongst 48 eligible organizations.

Citing Greater Family Health’s improvement in one or more Clinical Performance Measures in 2014 over 2013, and the fact that they achieved the best overall clinical outcomes of all Health Centers, the recognitions acknowledge Greater Family Health’s dedication to quality in all aspects of clinical operations, and further illustrates the value of the care they provide.

“Greater Family Health continues to have an excellent record in providing high-quality primary health care services at an affordable cost for our uninsured patients,” said Bob Tanner, President & CEO of Greater Family Health. “We strive to be a valuable member of the communities we serve. Recognitions such as these validate the skill, compassion, dedication and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our providers and staff every day.”

Greater Family Health is accredited by The Joint Commission, indicating compliance with the highest quality standards of health care in the United States, certified as a Patient Centered/Primary Care Medical Home and provides care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. The organization provided care to over 39,000 different people via over 131,000 appointments in the past year, and presently offers care out of 9 full-time Health Centers and over 2 dozen part-time locations.

Additional information is available at www.gefcc.org.

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