YKHC receives Quality Health Award

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is a 2017 Alaska Primary Care Award winner. YKHC, along with four other recipients, received the Honorable Mention award which were announced by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The awards were presented to nine facilities during the Alaska Primary Care Association Conference on November 15 in Anchorage.

Joining YKHC are:

• Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Anchorage

• Seward Community Health Center, Seward

• Girdwood Health Clinic, Girdwood

• Maniilaq Association, Kotzebue

The quality awards are given out each year to recognize Alaska’s community health care centers and clinics for their undying commitment to improving patient care. All recipients of the awards must demonstrate a dedication to their consumers and their community. Recipients of the Alaska Primary Care Quality Honorable Mention Award must meet four clinical measures but are not required to show improvement on a financial measure. Recipients of the Alaska Primary Care Quality Excellence Award must meet four clinical measures and show improvement in one financial measure.

“Community health care providers are a critical part of our communities,” says Sharon Scudder, Alaska director for Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. “Because of their continued dedication to improving healthcare, Alaska patients receive quality care every day.”

Four facilities received the Alaska Primary Care Quality Excellence Award—the highest award possible:

• Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, Anchorage

• Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, Dillingham

• Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska, Soldotna

• Seldovia Village Tribes, Homer, Anchor Point & Seldovia

All community health care centers and clinics across Alaska were considered for these awards. Mountain-Pacific appreciates the dedication shown by the winners and recognizes the effort they put forth every day to provide excellent care within their communities.

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