Midtown Health Center receives national recognition for quality
Midtown Health Center was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its quality by receiving the Community Health Quality Recognition awards. These awards recognize health centers that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the most recent 2021 data.
Midtown was recognized for being a Patient Centered Medical Home as well as receiving five Community Health Center Quality Recognition awards this year:
- Health Center Quality Leader (Gold) – For being in the top 10% out of 1,400 health centers across the nation.
- Access Enhancer – recognizes health centers that have increased the total number of patients and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5% during consecutive reporting periods.
- Health Disparities Reducer – recognizes health centers that demonstrate improvements in select CQMs in consecutive UDS reporting years or meet established benchmarks for at least two or more racial/ethnic groups served within the most recent reporting year.
- Advancing HIT (Health Information Technology) for Quality – recognizes health centers that meet all five the following criteria: Adopt an electronic health record system, offer telehealth services, exchange clinical information electronically, engage patients through health IT and collect data on patient social risk factors.
- Addressing Social Risk Factors – a new award introduced to recognize health centers that are administering standardized screening tools to collect social risk factor and increasing enabling services offered across consecutive years.
Midtown has continuously been at the top in the nation when it comes to quality care, receiving recognition for Health Center Quality for nine years.