Family Health Care (FHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center, has successfully completed a site visit from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), ensuring continued designation from the Federal agency.
HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce, and innovative programs including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) via the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Health Centers designated as Federally Qualified have mandates to be compliant with 19 program requirements in four general areas – need, services, management and finance, and governance. FHC received a score of 19 out of 19, meeting all the requirements and mandates.
“The organization is very proud of its accomplishments. We make quality a top priority. We believe that by participating in both mandatory and voluntary independent reviews places safeguards in our programs, while ensuring that the primary health care being delivered is meeting all requirements and is truly delivering a higher standard of care.”
FHC has provided primary health care services in Northern Michigan for over 50 years and provides care to 30,000 individuals annually in Newaygo, Lake, Wexford and Missaukee counties. Services provided include medical, dental, radiology, lab, pharmacy, vision and behavioral health. FHC also offers primary health care services in three school-based centers located in Grant, White Cloud and Baldwin. Other community services include in home respite and adult senior services, as well as mobile dental and vision care services into schools and day care settings. FHC is also placing Behavioral Health Therapists in public school settings and is currently expanding the program. The organization’s mission is to provide quality, integrated and comprehensive health care services that are accessible to all; with a belief that quality health care is a right for everyone.
Sather continues, “Receiving a score of 19/19 on our recent review from HRSA is indicative of our focus to ensure services are being delivered with the utmost safety and quality in the communities we serve. To date, we are one of two FQHCs in the state to achieve such status and ranking.”