What’s New at Marin Community Clinics?
Clinics recognized as health center quality leader
Marin Community Clinics has received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the federal body that oversees federally-funded community health centers. Given in recognition of “exemplary service and commitment to quality health care,” the award followed a site survey of the Clinics’ clinical quality outcomes.
This recognition signifies that Marin Community Clinics is among the top 30% of all HRSA-funded health centers that achieved overall best clinical outcomes and high quality clinical operations in 2016. The $109,000 award from HRSA will be used to expand services as well as hours of operation.
“We continually conduct our own assessments of the care we provide, but welcome having third parties evaluate what we do,” explained José Chibrás, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “This award is another way we know we are providing the community and our patients with accessible, high-quality care. It is a testament to the expertise and commitment of everyone at the Clinics and they are to be congratulated.”
County services transfer a success
On April 19th, leaders from the Clinics, the County of Marin and the community attended an Open House at our San Rafael Campus Clinic to learn about the successful transfer of medical and dental patients from the County to the Clinics.
Joan Lubamersky of Assemblymember Marc Levine’s office (L) and Carole Simon Mills of Senator Mark McGuire’s office (R) present certificates of recognition to CEO Mitesh Popat.
Behavioral health providers hold summit
In late March, Marin Community Clinics and Beacon Health Options (Medi-Cal’s payer for mental health services) hosted an important gathering – the first-ever “Health Neighborhood Event: A Behavioral Health Summit in – Marin County.”
Elizabeth Horevitz, PhD, LCSW Director of the Clinics Behavioral Health
Division and one of the organizers, indicated that the event was a great success. “Over 50 individuals attended – representatives from across the continuum of care – community agencies, funders, community health centers, and private practitioners. We made a great start on our goal: to move from silos to working as a ‘behavioral health neighborhood’ where providers work as partners to improve behavioral health (and all health) in Marin.”
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