Norwalk Community Health Center in top 10% of health centers nationwide for 2nd year

Norwalk Community Health Center’s CFO and interim CEO John Gettings III with the HRSA Gold Seal (contributed photo)

Norwalk, CT, September 2, 2020] The US Department of Health and Social Services has recognized Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC) among the top 10% of health centers nationally for clinical quality in 2019 and again in 2020. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), NCHC, a nonprofit 501(c)3 healthcare provider, is one of only 150 Health Centers out of more than 12,000 sites to achieve this gold standard milestone.

Gold level awardees are judged on quality clinical measurements that indicate how well a Health Center does in screening, intervention and treatment of patients for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, HIV, heart attack/stroke, and the number of patients screened for cervical cancer, weight, tobacco use and cessation, colorectal cancer, and depression.

“The HRSA Gold Seal is even more meaningful to us this year,” said Norwalk Community Health Center’s CFO and interim CEO John Gettings III. “With COVID19 pandemic on everyone’s mind, recognition of the quality of care to expect from a gold level quality leader can ease concerns for patients about returning for onsite visits and for new patients looking for a quality primary care practice for themselves and their families.”

Norwalk Community Health Center has been providing compassionate healthcare and wellness programs to its patients, from newborn to seniors, in Fairfield County since 1999, regardless of ability to pay. Almost 13,000 patients each year entrust their pediatric, adult, dental, women’s and behavioral healthcare to NCHC at its 120 Connecticut Avenue location and aboard its Medical Mobile Unit. NCHC also offers free wellness programs to its patients, health fairs and screenings in the community, hosts a Farmer’s Market and is committed to leading patients, families, and the community to achievement of its best possible health.

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For more than 50 years, health centers have delivered affordable, accessible, cost-effective, and quality primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Health centers advance a model of coordinated, comprehensive, and patient-centered care, integrating a wide range of medical, dental, mental health, substance use disorder, and patient support services. Today, more than 1,400 health centers operate approximately 12,000 service delivery sites that provide primary health care in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.

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