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Monday December 17, 2018
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December 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 6

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CHI RANKED AS HEALTH CENTER QUALITY LEADER NATIONWIDE

Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) is ranked by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) as a nationwide leader in clinical quality measures. In fact, HRSA awarded CHI for being in the top 25 percent of health centers throughout the country for improvements in our patients' health. CHI is recognized for exceeding national quality benchmarks and top tier results in the areas of: diabetes control, high blood pressure control, heart disease control, weight assessment and counseling for nutrition in children and adults, intervention for smokers and linking HIV patients to care. 

 
"The award shows that we are living up to our motto and putting patient care first," said Brodes H. Hartley Jr., CHI President and CEO. "We are grateful to HRSA for highlighting our achievements and determined to continue on this path to excellence. Everyday we set out to give our patients the highest quality healthcare, creating healthier and happier lives."
 
The Health Center Quality Leader Award is given to health centers who are enhancing access to care, addressing health care disparities across different ethnic and economic groups and making improvements in the quality of our patients' lives. 
 
Community Health of South Florida Inc. is a non-profit health center with 11 health centers and 35 school-based health centers. It provides primary care, pediatrics, dental, behavioral health, OB/GYN, radiology, vision, pharmacy, laboratory services, urgent care and much more. CHI is a recipient of the Governor's Sterling Award, it is accredited by the Joint Commission and is also accredited as a Level 3 patient centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (the highest level attainable). CHI is also only the second federally qualified health center in the nation to be designated as a behavioral health medical home. In addition, CHI is home to the Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center, training the next generation of doctors in family medicine, psychiatry and OB/GYN.
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