PITTSBURG - The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) has received national recognition from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for providing high-quality care.

CHC/SEK was awarded $105,444 in Quality Improvement funding based on its 2017 achievements for improving quality of care and health outcomes, using health information technology (HIT) to increase access to care and achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition.

“We are proud to be recognized for the quality of care provided to our patients,” said Jason Wesco, Executive Vice-President. “It demonstrates the hard work of our staff as well as our commitment to providing high-quality patient care.”

Wesco added that the funding allows CHC/SEK to continue working to improve the health outcomes in southeast Kansas.

“Many of our quality improvement efforts are aimed at issues like diabetes, heart disease, substance abuse and depression,” said Wesco. “Issues that continue to be a challenge for our patients.”

The funding is part of $125 million in funding awarded by HRSA to health centers nationwide to further improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the health care delivered to the communities they serve. CHC/SEK was one of only 18 health centers in the state to receive the funding.

For a complete list of the HRSA’s Quality Improvement Award recipients, visit https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programopportunities/fundingopportunities/qualityimprovement/index.html