Corning Area Healthcare

Five Arkansas Health Centers Receive Komen Grants

Recently, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Arkansas Affiliate handed out 23 grants totaling over $1.25 million to Arkansas organizations. This year marks the 18th for the Komen organization to award grants to programs around the state who are working in the fight against breast cancer.

12 Arkansas Community Health Center locations to receive funding, participate in a program to improve care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced recently that 500 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), including 12 Arkansas locations, have been selected for the FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration project from over 800 applicants.  The 500 community health centers in 44 States across the country will receive approximately $42 million over three years to improve the coordination and quality of care they deliver to people with Medicare and other patients.  The initiative is designed to evaluate the impact of the advanced primary care practice model, al

Find a Local National Health Center Week Event

National Health Center Week (August 8-14, 2010) provides a variety of opportunities to visit a local Community Health Center and learn more about the Health Center movement in Arkansas. See the following list of events happening around the state this year and find one near you.

Monday, August 9

CHCA National Health Center Week Press Conference
Rotunda, Arkansas State Capitol
11:00 am
Phone: 501-374-8225

Tuesday, August 10

A Culture Inspired: CHCA 2010 Annual Conference in Review

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln stated, “Community Health Centers are a critical component of what is right and good about health care reform,” during her address to CHCA Annual Conference attendees. Craig Kennedy, Associate VP of Federal and State Affairs for NACHC, expressed his feelings that Community Health Centers are not simply the best model of care for the poor and uninsured, but are the best model of care for all primary health care. These sentiments pervaded this year’s conference. The conference theme, “Inspiring a Culture of Excellence: Innovation, Leadership, Quality,” aimed to prepare the Arkansas CHC staff members, board members, and partners in attendance for the landscape change of health care reform implementation. Over 200 attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors participated in this year’s conference.

Corning Area Healthcare, Inc. Receives Three Quality Achievement Awards at Recent AFMC Quality Conference

Corning Area Healthcare receives three AFMC Quality Achievement AwardsFamily Medical Center in Corning, Community Healthcare Center in Walnut Ridge, and the Pocahontas Family Medical Center received Quality Achievement Awards during the recent Quality Conference hosted by the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care on May 20-21. All three were awarded for their use of the Patient Electronic Care System (PECS) which resulted in improved processes for clinic staff and providers and improved delivery of care for patients.

The Pocahontas Family Medical Center used PECS data to identify quality improvement needs. They used the information gained to raise awareness of clinic staff in the importance of timely and accurate completion of PECS data sheets, which resulted in improved delivery of care and patient outcomes.

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