Community Health and Wellness Center Receives Awards

TORRINGTON — The Community Health and Wellness Center recently received two awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that oversees more than 1,300 health centers nationwide.

The HRSA is the lead federal agency charged with improving health care for the geographically isolated and/or economically or medically underserved.

A federally licensed health center, CHWC received a Uniform Data System Quality Award for “Advancing Health Information Technology for Quality Improvement.” The UDS is an annual reporting system that provides standardized information on the performance and functioning of health centers providing health care services to underserved communities and vulnerable populations.

CHWC also received an award recognizing its status as a patient-centered medical home. The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that emphasizes patient engagement and participation in decision-making about their care plan. PCMH practices build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams, and practices that earn recognition are committed to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.

“We are extremely honored to have received these two awards,” said Joanne Borduas, CEO of CHWC. “CHWC continues to meet the challenges of the pandemic, and I am proud of our dedicated staff for the critical role they play in enabling us to provide compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered care. They consistently go above and beyond, making us a recognized center of excellence providing integrated healthcare services in the Northwestern Connecticut region. »

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