Shawnee Health Service receives National Quality Leader designation, $144,005 award from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Shawnee Health Service received the National Quality Leader designation from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). National Quality Leader designation is given to health centers that rank in the top 1 to 2% of health centers nationwide in one or more key areas: behavioral health, diabetes prevention and management, and heart health. Shawnee Health Service was one of five health centers in Illinois which received this distinction.
The National Quality Leader designation is a category of Quality Improvement Award from HRSA. For its designation as a National Quality Leader, Shawnee Health Service received a $144,005 Quality Improvement Award. These Quality Improvement Awards are given to the highest performing health centers nationwide.
HRSA-funded health centers, like Shawnee Health Service, provide affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective primary health care services to their patients. According to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, health centers consistently deliver “high-quality primary care at a significantly lower cost than their peers and above-average results in controlling chronic conditions.”
Since its inception in 1971, Shawnee Health Service has worked to improve the health and welfare of southern Illinois residents through the promotion, development and administration of quality, comprehensive health and social services. Shawnee Health Service believes that quality health care is a right, and continuously strives to ensure that patients receive the highest quality health care without regard to age, race, religion, sex, financial status, or where they live.
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