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Manchester Community Health Center Receives Quality Award from Federal Government

Manchester -  Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) is the recipient of the 2017 Health Center Quality Leader award presented by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

As a HRSA Health Center Quality Leader, MCHC was among the top 30% of all HRSA-supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across clinical operations. The HRSA criteria for this award include performance measures around the quality of care, patient health outcomes, and the value of care delivered to patients.

“We know there are individual patients that we interact with each day whose lives are improved by what we are able to offer,” said Gavin Muir, Chief Medical Officer at MCHC. “This award informs us that not only are we making a difference for individual patients but we are making a difference for the population as a whole.”

As the only federally qualified health center in Manchester, MCHC focuses on providing community-based primary health care services and support services that are affordable, accessible and cost-effective to over 16,000 patients.

“We are very proud of this achievement. This designation demonstrates our commitment to providing quality primary health care services to the greater Manchester community,” said Kris McCracken, President, and CEO at Manchester Community Health Center. “We are grateful for the recognition HRSA has provided. This is confirmation for us that by integrating primary care, enabling services and behavioral health in a culturally effective manner, that you can achieve the highest level of quality. We remain dedicated to continuing to improve care delivery to our patients and break down barriers to care highly effective care.”

Manchester Community Health Center
The Manchester Community Health Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. Founded in 1980, Child Health Services at MCHC is the pediatric practice of Manchester Community Health Center, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of at-risk children. Through all its programs, Manchester Community Health Center serves over 16,000 active patients at four locations in Manchester, including the West Side Neighborhood Health Center.  For more information, go to

Posted on: April 3, 2018
Topics: Award Winners | Something New

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