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GEFCC Receives National Recognition for Quality of Care

GEFCC Receives National Recognition for Quality of Care

GEFCC’s 2015 outcomes on Bureau of Primary Health Care Clinical Indicators have been recognized as among the best for all Federally Qualified Health Centers in the United States and the best in Illinois.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized GEFCC as a National Quality Leader, Health Center Quality Leader and Clinical Quality Improver on August 18, 2016, with Greater Elgin Family Care Center receiving the largest National Quality Leader Award in Illinois.

The awards are in recognition of GEFCC’s 2015 outcomes which beat the Illinois average on 14 of 16 Clinical Indicators. Those same outcomes are ranked in the top 25% in the United States on 11 of 16 Indicators, and in the 26-50% percentile on 4 of the remaining 5.

The recognitions acknowledge that Greater Elgin Family Care Center’s outcomes are far better than most Health Centers in the State and Nationally, on an array of Indicators.

No other Federally Qualified Health Center in Illinois which was ranked on at least 15 of the 16 Indicators had better clinical outcomes in 2015 than Greater Elgin Family Care Center.

“There are many reasons for our achievement of such fine outcomes, and chief among them is our commitment to the components of our SPIRIT of Excellence program” said Bob Tanner, President/CEO of Greater Elgin Family Care Center.

“We have never before been recognized in 3 categories: National Quality Leader, Health Center Quality Leader and Clinical Quality Improver. It’s only a testament to our Board and staff, and it’s only our patients who benefit from the quality of care we provide’ he continued.

GEFCC’s outcomes are available at: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/uds/datacenter.aspx?q=d&bid=0515160&state=IL&year=2015

Outcomes of every FQHC in Illinois and the United States are available at: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/uds/datacenter.aspx?q=d

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 offers care out of 9 full-time Health Centers and over 2 dozen part-time locations. GEFCC is Accredited and Certified as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission.

Visit www.gefcc.org for more information.