Kennedy CHC Recognized

The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy CHC) announces that it was recently honored by The Joint Commission and the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care as one of a select group of health centers nationally that have attained and maintained ambulatory care accreditation for over twenty years.  In addition, the Health Center’s President and CEO, Antonia McGuire and its COO, Leah Gallivan, were recognized for their significant contributions to accreditation and Patient Centered Medical Home Certification.

Kennedy CHC, with its flagship medical facility located in Worcester, is accredited by both The Joint Commission and HRSA, and is certified as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home.  It serves over 27,000 patients in Central Massachusetts and MetroWest through three medical sites, two optometry practices, three dental sites and five school based health centers.

About The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
About HRSA
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.