January 18, 2016: 2015 data indicates that the volume of care provided by Greater Family Health grew by over 10% when compared against 2014.
The total number of patients cared for by Greater Family Health also grew, by almost 9%, in 2015 over 2014.
The growth marks the 14th consecutive year that Greater Family Health has grown in both volume of care provided and the number of patients cared for. Greater Family Health has never experienced a year in which its care and patient volumes did not grow.
Preliminary data, prepared for the submission of the annual Uniform Data System report, indicates that Greater Family Health provided care to over 40,700 different persons via almost 139,000 appointments in 2015. In 2014, Greater Family Health provided care to over 37,600 patients via almost 126,000 appointments.
‘In today’s health care environment, in which patients demand affordable, accessible and high-quality care at a time and location that is convenient for them, we are most-pleased to have grown for 14 consecutive years’ said Greater Family Health CEO Bob Tanner. ‘Our plans to meet the needs of the communities we serve with respectful, welcoming Health Centers staffed by highly skilled and compassionate Doctors and other care professionals are clearly working’ he continued.
Greater Family Health has also been twice recognized as a National Health Center Quality Leader and Clinical Quality Improver, garnering the Federal recognitions in each year they have been awarded.
Since becoming a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2002, patients cared for by Greater Family Health have grown from 200 patients to over 40,700 annually. Patient appointments have grown from 600 annually to almost 139,000 annually.
Greater Family Health practitioners continue to provide health care services that result in patient outcomes exceeding quality benchmarks in a number of areas including:
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 (844) 599-3700 and all Health Centers accept Walk-Ins.
More information about Greater Family Health is available at www.gefcc.org