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Outcomes

2015 data released by the Bureau of Primary Health Care demonstrates that, once again, Greater Elgin Family Care Center’s outcomes are far better than most community health centers (CHC) on an array of health, financial and operational indicators.

The UDS Summary Report, released earlier this week by the Health Resources and Services Administration, offers the clinical and financial performance outcomes of Greater Elgin Family Care Center (GEFCC), comparing them to State of Illinois and National community health center averages.

For the 11th consecutive year, GEFCC outperforms its peers:

Health Outcome Indicators

Greater Elgin Family Care Center’s Health Care outcomes beat the Illinois average on 14 of 16 indicators:

  • Access to Prenatal Care
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Child and Adolescent Weight Assessment and Counseling
  • Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up
  • Tobacco Use Screening and Cessation Intervention
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Depression Screening and Follow-Up
  • Childhood Immunizations
  • Dental Sealants
  • Asthma Treatment
  • Cholesterol Treatment
  • Heart Attack/Stroke Treatment
  • Blood Pressure Control
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes

GEFCC performed 6% less than the State average on Cervical Cancer Screening and was unsuccessful in linking its 1 HIV patient in 2015 to ongoing care.

Financial Outcome Indicators

GEFCC’s Financial Outcomes also beat the Illinois average on every financial indicator, meaning that GEFCC provides quality health care at a low cost:

  • GEFCC’s medical cost per medical patient is 20% lower than the State CHC average and 28% less than the National CHC average
  • GEFCC’s medical cost per medical visit is 19% lower than the State CHC average and 28% lower than the National CHC average
  • GEFCC’s total cost per total patient is 23% less than the State average and 41% less than the National CHC average
  • GEFCC’s total cost per total visit is 20% less than the State average and 31% less than the National CHC average
  • GEFCC’s dental cost per dental care visit is 36% less than the State average and 46% less than the National average

Operational Outcome Indicators

The 2015 Report indicates that the volume of care provided by Greater Elgin Family Care Center practitioners is rapidly growing:

  • Growth in total number of patients cared for over the past 3 years is 3 times the State of Illinois average and 2 times the National average

“The data continues to indicate that patients can come to GEFCC and know that they will receive quality, affordable care from their primary care physician’ stated GEFCC President/CEO Bob Tanner. ‘Thanks to the collective efforts of our Board, employees and many collaborating organizations, it is clear that Greater Elgin Family Care Center improves the health outcomes of our patients” said Tanner.

Greater Elgin Family Care Center is a non-profit Community Health Center which provided care to over 43,000 different people via over 146,000 appointments in Fiscal Year 2016. GEFCC presently offers care out of 9 full-time Health Centers and over 2 dozen part-time locations.