Final data indicates that Greater Family Health had a banner year in 2015, increasing the volume of care provided by over 10%, the number of patients cared for by almost 9% and improving patient outcomes on 12 of 15 Quality of Care Indicators, with 2 remaining the same.
The impressive results were realized upon the completion of the Uniform Data System (UDS) Report Card for calendar year 2015. UDS is required each year of Greater Family Health and other Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) by the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC).
As compared to 2014, Greater Family Health’s clinical outcomes improved on 12 Quality of Care Indicators:
|INDICATOR||PERCENT IMPROVEMENT OVER 2014|
|Access to Prenatal Care||2.5%|
|Low Birth Weight||3.8%|
|Childhood Immunization Compliance||15.2%|
|Child and Adolescent Weight Assessment and Counseling||5.7%|
|Adult Weight Assessment and Follow-up||59.7%|
|Tobacco Use Screening and Cessation Intervention||3.3%|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening||25.9%|
|Percent of Women with Pap Test||8.5%|
|Depression Screening and Follow-Up||2.9%|
|Blood Pressure Control||2.1%|
|Diabetic Patients with Blood Sugar Control||12.6%|
“It’s important to remember that our 2014 Quality of Care Indicator outcomes were so good that we beat the State of Illinois average on 11 Indicators, and netted the Federal recognitions of National Health Center Quality Leader and Clinical Quality Improver” said Greater Family Health President/CEO Bob Tanner. “Then, in 2015, our outcomes improve even further on 12 Indicators. That’s something” he stated.
In addition, the number of patient appointments provided by Greater Family Health grew by over 10% when compared against 2014, totaling almost 139,000.
The total number of patients cared for by Greater Family Health also grew, by almost 9%, in 2015 over 2014, exceeding 40,600.
Greater Family Health is the area’s premier Federally Qualified Health Center, providing the full range of quality, affordably-priced primary care services to uninsured, publicly insured and underinsured residents since 2001. Greater Family Health offers care in 8 Health Centers in 4 counties, as well as in a host of area schools and social service agencies.
Greater Family Health Health Centers are located in DeKalb, Elgin, Hanover Park, McHenry, Streamwood, Sycamore and Wheeling. Services include primary medical care, preventive and restorative dentistry, well child care, sick care, chronic disease management, care management and a host of ancillary services.
Patient appointments can be made at (847) 608-1344 and all Health Centers accept Walk-Ins.
More information about Greater Family Health is available at www.gefcc.org