Chesapeake Health Care Earns 6 Quality Improvement Awards from HRSA

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has recognized Chesapeake Health Care for its commitment to quality health care.

Chesapeake Health Care is proud to be recognized for our Commitment to Quality Improvement (L to R): Josh Boston, Chief Development Officer, Sue Gray, Chief Operating Officer, Brian Holland, CPA, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. B. Lee Jennings, Chief Medical Officer, Christie Brittingham, QA/QI Coordinator.

Salisbury, MD (Oct. 11, 2018) — We are pleased to announce that Chesapeake Health Care has received the following Quality Improvement Awards from HRSA, all of which come with additional grant funding to support our health care quality initiatives:

  • Clinical Quality Improver Award (Made at least 10% improvement in one or more clinical quality measures between 2016 and 2017)
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporters employed EHRs to report on all CQM data for all of the health center’s patients.
  • Enhancing Access to Care Awards recognized health centers that increased the total number of patients served and the number of patients receiving comprehensive services between 2016 and 2017.
  • Addressing Health Disparities Awards recognized health centers that met, exceeded, or made at least a 10% improvement toward Healthy People 2020 goals across different racial/ethnic groups.
  • Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality Awards recognized health centers that utilized HIT systems to increase access to care and advance quality of care.
  • Health centers with patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition in one or more delivery site received Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition.

“Chesapeake Health Care is pleased to receive these grant funds to continue improving access to health care,” added Brian Holland, CEO. “I’m proud of our entire staff who works together to develop and implement strategies that improve the quality, efficiency, and value of health care for those in our community.”

Chesapeake Health Care currently provides health care to over 48,000 patients in the Lower Eastern Shore every year. For more information about HRSA’s Quality Improvement Awards, please visit https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programopportunities/fundingopportunities/quality/index.html.

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Chesapeake Health Care

Founded in 1994, Chesapeake Health Care is a multidisciplinary healthcare practice serving Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties in Maryland. Approximately 100 providers are on staff to provide healthcare to the region’s patients in Adult and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology, Mental Health, Dental, and Pharmacy. Health care is extended to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and insured. A Sliding Fee Scale program is available to assist eligible patients with healthcare payments. For more information about Chesapeake Health Care visit www.ChesapeakeHC.org.