SouthRiver Recognized for Continued Efforts to Improve Patient Care
Friday June 21, 2019
The national Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized SouthRiver Community Health Center with a 2019 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Quality Award for continued efforts to improve patient care and health outcomes. To receive PCMH recognition, health centers must meet national standards for primary care that emphasize care coordination and on-going quality improvement.
SouthRiver has continued to pursue opportunities to improve patient care and health outcomes—earning recognition as a 2017 Health Quality Leader for high-quality clinical operations and performance measure improvements, such as screening and care for diabetes and high blood pressure. In 2018, SouthRiver received two awards for health technology improvements and for improving access to care, including expanded care for patients with mental health or substance use disorders.
“It’s extremely gratifying to be recognized nationally for making the highest level of care available to our community,” said Gregory Brigham, Adapt CEO. “We are extremely proud of the work being done at SouthRiver to increase access to care for all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.”
SouthRiver currently provides fully-integrated physical and behavioral health services at two clinic locations in Winston, serving over 4,000 patients annually. SouthRiver will open a third clinic at 621 W. Madrone in Roseburg. With over one-third of SouthRiver patients living in the Roseburg area, the new clinic will improve access to care for existing patients. Because the Roseburg clinic will be co-located with Adapt and Compass Behavioral Health, it will also help to bring medical care within reach for individuals and families who struggle with behavioral health conditions. The new SouthRiver Roseburg clinic will open later this summer.
Learn more about SouthRiver at southriverhealth.org.
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About HRSA Award: Nearly 1,400 health centers operate more than 12,000 service delivery sites throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. For more information about the national Health Center Program, visit https://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/index.html