Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is pleased to announce its award of the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Quality Improvement Award. Edward M. Kennedy is one of 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia to receive the award. These awards specifically recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center was recognized in the areas of Electronic Health Records (EHR) Reporters, Clinical Quality Improvers, Advancing Health Information Technology, and Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition.
The funds will be used to build upon achievements and enable the health center to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the value of health care delivery in the community. The Quality Improvement Awards support HRSA’s strategic goal to improve access to quality health care and directly supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s goal of moving towards a value-based payment system by improving the quality, efficiency, and overall value of primary health care delivered by health center. Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center has also been the recipient of the Quality Improvement Award in past years.
The mission of Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy CHC) is to “help people live healthier lives.” We believe that everyone has a right to accessible, high quality, comprehensive, integrated and compassionate health care. As a community health center, Kennedy CHC has always provided comprehensive care to its patients, who are at disparate risk for chronic disease and poor health outcomes. Our vision is to be a constantly growing, financially sound, Federally Qualified Community Health Center that:
- efficiently delivers high quality, accessible primary care services.
- becomes the health care home and provider choice of all our patients.
- achieves excellence in outcomes with our patients as partners.
- remains at the forefront of innovative health care practices.