Health Center Quality Improvement Grant Awards

28 August 2018 Published in News and Updates

Thirteen Utah Health Centers were awarded funding for the quality, efficiency, and value of the healthcare services offered to their communities in a ceremony yesterday at Fourth Street Clinic.

Nick Zucconi, Regional Administrator at Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) was in Salt Lake City on Tuesday to present Fourth Street Clinic with the Health Center Quality Leader Award. According to Zucconi, “Health centers provide affordable, high-quality, comprehensive services that directly impact the overall healthcare system, and Fourth Street Clinic is extremely valuable in meeting the health needs of a uniquely special population.”

Utah’s 13 Health Centers received $911,381 in Quality Improvement awards; three Health Centers—Enterprise Valley Medical Center in Enterprise, Family Healthcare in St. George, and Fourth Street Clinic in Salt Lake City—received the Health Center Quality Leader Award for achieving the best overall clinical performance among the top 30% of all health centers nationwide.

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, in attendance at the awards ceremony said, “This is a tremendous honor for our community to be recognized for the quality of the work that [Fourth Street Clinic] does and the lives you’re changing through the work that you do.”

“We are passionate in providing thorough and compassionate care to homeless individuals. While patients often come at a time of crisis or instability, we try to provide care in the moment while focusing on creating continuity of care and long term health outcomes,” said Michelle Goldberg, M.D., Medical Director at the Fourth Street Clinic.

This month The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $125 million to 1,352 health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia recognizing the highest performing health centers nationwide, as well as health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. These funds build upon their 2017 achievements to continue to improve the quality, efficiency, and the value of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve.

Total Funding to Utah: 13 awards totaling $911,381

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporters Awards:12 awards totaling $60,000
  • Clinical Quality Improver Awards:10 awards totaling $194,365
  • Health Center Quality Leader Awards:3 awards totaling $75,016
  • National Quality Leader Awards:0 awards totaling $0
  • Enhancing Access to Care Awards:5 awards totaling $50,000
  • Delivering High Value Health Care Awards:1 awards totaling $25,000
  • Addressing Health Disparities Awards:4 awards totaling $57,000
  • Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality Awards:13 awards totaling $70,000
  • Achieving PCMH Recognition Awards:9 awards totaling $380,000

Learn more about the Quality Improvement Award categories

Health Center Grantee

 

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporters 

Clinical Quality Improvers 

Health Center Quality Leaders 

National Quality Leaders 

Enhancing Access to Care 

Delivering High Value Health Care 

Addressing Health Disparities 

Advancing Health Information Technology 

Achieving PCMH Recognition 

BEAR LAKE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

 

$5,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$6,000

$0

CARBON MEDICAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

$5,000

$9,326

$0

$0

$10,000

$0

$15,000

$4,000

$35,000

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC.

 

$0

$52,001

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$6,000

$65,000

ENTERPRISE VALLEY MEDICAL CLINIC, INC.

 

$5,000

$18,284

$21,784

$0

$0

$0

$0

$6,000

$30,000

GREEN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER

 

$5,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$6,000

$30,000

MIDTOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

 

$5,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$6,000

$45,000

MOUNTAINLANDS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

 

$5,000

$19,309

$0

$0

$10,000

$0

$7,500

$6,000

$50,000

PAIUTE INDIAN TRIBE OF UTAH, THE

 

$5,000

$15,771

$0

$0

$10,000

$25,000

$9,500

$5,000

$0

SOUTHWEST UTAH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

 

$5,000

$15,878

$33,128

$0

$10,000

$0

$25,000

$6,000

$45,000

UTAH NAVAJO HEALTH SYSTEM, INC.

 

$5,000

$17,437

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$6,000

$45,000

UTAH PARTNERS FOR HEALTH

 

$5,000

$22,569

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$6,000

$35,000

WASATCH HOMELESS HLTH CARE/4TH ST. CLINIC

 

$5,000

$10,604

$20,104

$0

$0

$0

$0

$3,000

$0

WAYNE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC.

 

$5,000

$13,186

$0

$0

$10,000

$0

$0

$4,000

$0