Marin Community Clinics among highest performing health centers in U.S.
The federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which oversees 1,352 federally-funded community clinics, recently released its annual Quality Leader awards for 2017. Marin Community Clinics was rated among the top 30% in the US for quality as well as the top quality performer among Marin County’s community clinics.
We received high ratings for our work in the following areas: overall quality leader, enhancing access to care, addressing health disparities, patient center medical home, quality improvement efforts, advancing health information technology, and electronic health record reporting. A $215,542 award accompanied the recognition.
“We are very proud of the fact that we continue to receive this annual recognition for our efforts,” reported Jose Chibras, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “It’s a testament to the dedication and passion of everyone at the Clinics and to our focus on ‘going above and beyond’.”
Advocating for Breast Feeding
This summer, Clinics pediatrician Lisa Leavitt, MD, joined other Marin health leaders to educate the community regarding the benefits of breastfeeding over commercial formulas.
The focus: the superior nutrition provided by breastfeeding, reduced health risk, improved infant health, and lifelong benefits. Read more: http://www.marinclinic.org/marin-voice-breastfeeding/
Two New Leaders Join the Clinics
This Spring, Marin Community Clinics welcomed two new leaders to our team.
Jackie Jones, a seasoned medical administrator, joined us as Director of Medical Operations. Jones has worked as an operations leader for a large private medical group as well as several community health centers, including Petaluma Health Center and Clinica de la Raza, where she served as a regional manager. In her Clinics role, she oversees the operations of our medical clinics, working closely with the Chief Medical Officer to ensure high quality, standardized care, proper work flows, and continuity of care.
Laurie Mann recently joined us as Dental Operations Director. A long-time dental practice management expert, she has developed and managed dental clinics both nationally and internationally. Her work has included setting up mobile clinics for large employers as well as mobile clinics and a not-for-profit foundation for homeless individuals. At the Clinics, she oversees the management of our three dental clinics, working with the Chief Dental Officer and supporting all members of the team to ensure high quality care and efficient patient flow.
“Joining the Clinics made me realize how much I enjoy this work,” said Jones. “It can be hard work, but everyone is on board to do the best for our patients.” Mann says that she is pleased to be back in the not-for-profit world. “The Clinics is the perfect fit for me. Using my expertise to give back is very meaningful.”
CEO Mitesh Popat, MD, MPH summed it up: “We have grown exponentially over the past few years; Jackie’s and Laurie’s expertise and passion for our work will serve the organization
and our patients well.”