The Tri-State Community Health Center in Fulton County received two prestigious awards and a grant.
Among a room of state representatives and congressional representatives from Pennsylvania and Maryland, the Tri-State Community Health Center in McConnellsburg becomes one of 36 health centers in the nation to receive two prestigious awards, the Health Center Quality Leader Award and the National Quality Leader Award.
“It’s a real personal gratification to be recognized for the hard work that we do,” said Susan Walter, Chief Executive Officer of the Tri-State Community Health Center. “We also received extra money because then we can put it towards taking better care of our patients.”
On top of that, a sum of about $83,000 was given to the Tri-State Health Center. The awards were presented by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on Thursday for their hard work in providing excellent quality care.
“As Tri-State reported their measures for 2017, they exceeded their goals. They provided better diabetic care than most national benchmarks,” said Leah Suter, Deputy Regional Administrator for HRSA.
The Tri-State Health Center serves almost 20,000 patients.
“We’re serving 27 million people at over 10,600 sites just like this one,” said Walter. “That’s a lot of people. 1 in 12 Americans. 1 in 9 children.”
The Tri-State Community Health Center serves patients in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.