The community health centers of Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. (CFMC) were recently recognized by the Health Resource Service Administration (HRSA) as a “National Quality Leader.” CFMC was the only National Quality Leader designee in Kentucky and one of only 57 nation-wide to receive this distinction for their quality of patient care. This recognition places the clinics of CFMC in the top 1-2% of all Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the nation.
To qualify for this distinction, community health centers must exceed national clinical benchmarks (Healthy People 2020 objectives and health center national averages) for chronic disease management, preventative care, and perinatal/prenatal care. According to a news release by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, community health centers in this category demonstrate the critical role that health centers play in promoting high quality health care nationwide.
In addition to the National Quality Leader distinction, CFMC was also recognized as a “Clinical Quality Improver” by demonstrating at least a 10% improvement in clinical quality measures showing a significant improvement in the health of the patients they serve.
Currently there are 21 community health centers in Kentucky with 131 locations; nationwide, there are approximately 1200 community health centers with 9000 clinic locations.
Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center with a 17 county service area in central and south-central Kentucky. CFMC operates 24 community health centers including a 40-ft mobile medical unit and school-based health clinics. We offer primary care, preventative oral care, behavioral health care, OB-GYN, and pediatrics. Locally, CFMC operates a community health center at Cumberland Family Medical Center. For more information or to find a community health center near you, please visit www.cumberlandfamilymedical.com.