Axis Community Health recently received not one, but two national quality awards from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.
"Today's funding rewards those health centers that are achieving the highest levels of clinical quality performance and improvement," said acting HRSA Administrator Jim Macrae in announcing the recipients. "The awards will help health centers continue to provide comprehensive primary care to the nation's most vulnerable communities."
Axis's first award, for $21,835, is for clinical quality and granted to clinics demonstrating a significant improvement to their patients' health in one or more clinical quality measure between 2013 and 2014.
Axis is one of 993 health centers nationwide to receive this distinction.
The second award, for $30,855, is for being a quality leader, and was given to health centers demonstrating the highest performance as compared to their health center peers. Axis was one of only 389 centers to receive this recognition.
"We have a team committed to excellence," said Sue Compton, Axis CEO. "Everyone, from our front office staff, to our medical and mental health providers, to our quality team who track data, is maximizing our systems to enhance patient health outcomes."
Compton said that Axis, a non-profit organization, provides affordable medical, mental health, and substance abuse services that promote the well-being of all members of the community. It embraces the medical home service delivery model that meets patients' care needs across medical and behavioral health services, and provides ongoing follow-up support.
Axis serves more that 14,000 Tri-Valley residents and provides more than 100,000 visits each year.