NORFOLK, NE – Midtown Health Center recently received Quality Improvement Awards for the fifth year in a row from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the amount of $111,694. Of special significance, Midtown was recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader which means it achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers and placed in the top 30% of the adjusted quartile rankings for clinical quality measures. Midtown finished 118th out of the nation’s 1,374 health centers putting it in the top 10%.

Midtown is part of a national network of health centers that provide high quality, affordable primary and preventive care, as well as dental and behavioral health services. In 2017, approximately 1 in 12 U.S. residents relied on a HRSA-supported health center for affordable primary care.

“Our health center provides coordinated, integrated, and patient-centered care to more than 6,400 patients in the Norfolk and Madison areas,” said Kathy Nordby, Chief Executive Officer of Midtown Health Center. “We have a track record of delivering quality care at significantly lower costs.”

In addition to being recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader, HRSA recognized Midtown Health Center’s achievement in the following categories: clinical quality improvers, electronic health record reporters, enhancing access to care, addressing health disparities, advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for quality, and achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition.

“Midtown plans to use the award funds to further improve the overall quality, efficiency, and value of health care services to all of our patients”, said Kathy Nordby. For more information about Midtown Health Center, please call (402) 371-8000.