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Health Care District’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics Recognized as a Quality Leader

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics with several Health Center Quality Improvement Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Awards, including $180,431 and a gold badge as a Health Center Quality Leader for ranking among the top 10% of health centers nationally for clinical quality. The Brumback Clinics also received $167,000 for the second year of supplemental funding for Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) for fiscal year 2019.

“To receive this recognition is a testament to all of the vital services our clinics and staff have been providing the community,” said Belma Andrić, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, VP and Executive Director of Clinical Services of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. “These awards reflect our hard work and determination to reach the highest standards of care, achieve health equity, and enhance population health in Palm Beach County.”

HRSA’s Quality Improvement Awards (QIA) program grants funds to expand clinics’ achievements in clinical quality improvement, care delivery efficiency, and the overall value of health care in the communities they serve.

The Brumback Clinics received recognition in the following categories:

  • Gold Health Center Quality Leader: Achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers and were recognized in the Gold tier (top 10%).
  • Clinical Quality Improvers: Demonstrated at least 15% improvement for each clinical quality measures (CQM) from 2018 to 2019
  • Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality: Recognized health centers that optimized health information technology services for advancing telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health to increase access to care and advance quality of care between 2018 and 2019.
  • Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition: Recognized health centers with patient centered medical home recognition in one or more delivery sites.

“To reach the highest level of quality care is critical to the health of our community,” said Darcy J. Davis, CEO of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. “We will utilize the grant funds to further enhance clinical quality improvements and the overall value our clinics provide to our patients.” 

HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. To improve the overall quality, efficiency, and value of the health care services provided by the nation’s health centers, and to celebrate their recent achievements in providing care to more than 28 million patients, HRSA provides Quality Improvement Awards (QIA). The QIA support HRSA’s strategic goal to improve access to quality health care and services. These awards recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide and health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year.