GEFCC Receives National Recognition for Quality of Care - Again

GEFCC’s 2016 outcomes on Bureau of Primary Health Care Clinical Indicators have been recognized as among the best of all Federally Qualified Health Centers in the United States and Illinois – for the 4th year in a row!

The Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized GEFCC as a Health Center Quality Leader and Clinical Quality Improver on August 15, 2017, with Greater Elgin Family Care Center receiving the largest Addressing Health Disparities Award in Illinois. GEFCC also received the 3rd largest Health Center Quality Leader and 3rd largest Enhancing Access to Care Awards in Illinois.

The Awards are in recognition of GEFCC’s 2016 clinical outcomes, which beat the Illinois average on 14 of 15 reported Clinical Indicators. Those same outcomes are ranked in the top 25% in the United States on 10 of 15 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.

None of the other 43 awarded Community Health Centers in Illinois received a larger HRSA Quality Improvement Grant Award than Greater Elgin Family Care Center, when controlling for number of organizational sites which have achieved Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. Even when factoring in number of sites PCMH recognized, GEFCC received the 2nd largest total Award in Illinois, despite seeing only the 9th largest number of patients amongst Community Health Centers in the State.

“I believe that the definition of success is not achieving the goal, but maintaining that excellence over a long period of time. This is the 4th year in a row that GEFCC has received such prestigious recognitions from HHS/HRSA. It’s our practitioners and staff who make such excellent patient outcomes continue to happen” said Bob Tanner, President/CEO of Greater Elgin Family Care Center.

GEFCC’s outcomes are available here.

Outcomes of every FQHC in Illinois and the United States are available here.

The Press Release offered by HRSA is available here.

Greater Elgin Family Care Center is a non-profit Community Health Center which provided care to over 46,000 different people via over 158,000 appointments in Fiscal Year 2017. GEFCC offers care out of 9 full-time Health Centers in 4 Chicagoland Counties, and is Accredited and Certified as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission.

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