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Lincoln Community Health Center lands $80K grant…

Lincoln Community Health Center, 36 SW Nye, near the Courthouse in Newport

Lincoln Community Health Center receives over $80,000 in Quality Improvement Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Lincoln Community Health Center announced today that they were awarded four Quality Improvement Grant Awards from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) for their excellence in clinical outcomes and patient centered care. There were nearly $107 million in Quality Improvement grants awarded to 1,273 community health centers across the country, territories and the District of Columbia. Oregon received almost $2.5 million in awards to 30 health centers.

The purpose of these grants is to improve the health of our communities while reducing the cost of healthcare. DHHS focuses on treatment of chronic illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes. In addition, prevention of illness can be achieved through annual exams and regular follow-up.

Lincoln Community Health Center was one of only two Federally Qualified Health Centers in Oregon to receive the prestigious “Health Center Quality Leader” award.

Rebecca McBee-Wilson, Health Center Director said today “Lincoln Community Health Center is pleased to have earned the “Health Center Quality Leader” award for the second year in a row. This award puts us in the top 20% of all Federally Qualified Health Centers in the United States.”

County Commissioner Doug Hunt noted, “The awarding of these grants to our county is a strong confirmation of the quality of care, of the enormous dedication of our employees and of our tireless commitment to improving the healthcare available to our county residents.”

Lincoln Community Health Center provides primary care and behavioral health care. To schedule a medical appointment, call 541-265-4947. For counseling, call 541-265-4179.

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