We are proud to announce that we have been recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader for being among the top 30 percent of all HRSA (Health Resources Services Administration) supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across their clinical operations. Less than 400 health centers nationwide received the recognition.
“We strive every day to provide the absolute best quality health services possible, and to do everything we can to ensure our patients’ ongoing health,” said Carol Carew, CEO, Bucksport Regional Health Center. “To be recognized in this way is an honor and is gratifying to everyone involved with BRHC.”
HRSA-funded health centers are evaluated on a set of performance measures emphasizing health outcomes and the value of care provided to patients. These measures deliver a balanced, comprehensive look at a health center’s services.
Among the performance measures explored is Quality of Care, which connects services with positive, long-term health outcomes – a direct link to patients receiving timely preventative care, and routine acute and chronic care. The Health Outcomes and Disparities measures look at the connection between provider intervention and positive, long-term health outcomes, with a specific focus on low birthweight, controlled hypertension, and controlled diabetes.
The HRSA performance measures align with national standards and are commonly used by Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance and managed care organizations.