Greenwood, IN - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), recognized Windrose Health Network (WHN) by way of the Community Health Center Quality Recognition (CHQR) initiative as a 2021 quality improvement health center awardee. As an HRSA-funded health center, WHN uses these funds to further advance quality improvement initiatives and expand quality integrated primary health care delivery.
CHQR awarded WHN four designations:
Health Center Quality Leader – Silver Awardee
Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality
COVID-19 Data Reporter
Patient-Centered Medical Home
“The thoroughness we place around the quality of care is strategic and patient-centered. Our patients deserve exceptional healthcare at every encounter,” said Scott Rollett, CEO. “Quality is everyone’s responsibility within our organization, and we continue to lead the way.”
WindRose Health Network is one of 25 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Indiana. WHN provides comprehensive care to people who experience low income, are uninsured or face other obstacles to access health care. In addition to providing a safety net of care for vulnerable populations, WHN deployed a dedicated COVID-19 mobile unit to advance initiatives geared toward reducing the virus. The mobile unit provides vaccinations throughout Marion, Johnson and Bartholomew counties.
The CHQR’s quality improvement award recognized WHN among the top 11-20% for highest performing health centers nationwide as well as a health center that made significant quality improvements from the previous year.
“Our teams focus on what each individual patient needs…addressing both prevention and chronic conditions to help our patients achieve their highest quality of health. Having this patient-centric approach has helped us improve our patient outcomes overall,” said Laura Pryor, RN, MSN, Chief Quality Officer.Health centers are recognized for achievements in various areas:
- Improving cost-efficient care delivery;
- Increasing quality of care;
- Reducing health disparities;
- Increasing both the number of patients served;
- Increasing patients’ ability to access comprehensive services;
- Advancing the use of health information technology;
- Achieving patient-centered medical home recognition; and
- Providing COVID-19 response data.