Centerville Clinics Press Release in Response to COVID-19

An important message to all our patients, prospective patients and friends of Centerville Clinics:

As COVID-19 continues to pose a very real danger to our community and our country, Centerville Clinics continues its commitment to serving the needs of our neighbors. The doctors, nurses, clinical professionals and staff are focused on your health and safety – and stopping the spread of the virus. Here are the steps that we are taking:

We have substantially increased cleaning and disinfecting through all our locations, with a special emphasis on surfaces touched by many people. We are closely monitoring the health of everyone at the Clinics, as well as providing additional hand-sanitizing stations. Safety of our patients is our top priority.

We are screening all our patients who have pre-existing respiratory conditions or are at-risk. Centerville Clinics has an extensive Black Lung program and Pulmonary Lab program. We are relying on our experience in pulmonary care to protect high-risk patients.

We are screening patients when they come to their appointment or make an appointment. The screening is non-invasive and helps us to identify patients who may have symptoms or may have come into contact with other people who may have been exposed or infected.

We encourage anyone who has symptoms to call the Centerville Clinics location in your neighborhood. Symptoms include cold and flu-like symptoms such as coughing, body aches, fever, chills or shortness of breath.

We have established Respiratory Clinics at three locations – Uniontown Family Doctors, Washington Family Doctors and the Joseph A. Yablonski Memorial Clinic – for patients who have symptoms. These specially equipped Respiratory Clinics have negative-airflow systems and ultra-violet lighting that will kill contaminates.

This is a critical time. Centerville Clinics is taking precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to keep everyone safe. Our goal is the safety and good health of all our patients, and we know that you will agree that testing makes sense. Together we can help stop the spread of this potentially devastating illness.

Update 3/17/20 9:00 AM:
To further ensure the safety of our patients and staff, only one parent or caregiver will be permitted to accompany a patient visiting our offices.

Centerville Clinics, Inc. Receives Quality Improvement Award

Centerville Clinics has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Health Center Quality Leader for “exemplary service and commitment to quality healthcare” and has received a Quality Improvement grant.

In a letter announcing the award, HHS Administrator George Sigounas noted, that Centerville Clinics, Inc. placed in the top 30 percent of all health centers nationwide in quality of patient care. Centerville is one of nearly 1,400 health centers nationwide.

The Quality Improvement grant to Centerville Clinics is part of $125 million awarded nationally.  The grants, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will be used to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.

Centerville Clinics provides total healthcare throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, serving more than 40,000 patients.

Joe Yablonski, chairman of the Board of Directors at the Clinics, said that being recognized as Health Center Quality Leader underscores the role that the Clinics plays.

He said, “Centerville Clinics has been a valuable part of its community since my grandfather, Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski, led a group of coal miners who wanted to bring quality medical care to the small communities in western Pennsylvania.  Centerville Clinics opened in 1955, with two doctors seeing patients at offices in a local farmhouse.  Those founders were well ahead of their time as they strived to help people in rural communities, especially the rural poor and their children.

“Today, our network of clinics consists of more than twenty primary care providers, at 11 locations throughout four counties.  Most importantly, we never have lost sight of our goal: to provide total, quality healthcare to the entire community.”

Dr. Daniel Holt, medical director at Centerville Clinics, pointed to the continuing challenge of meeting community healthcare needs.

“I’ve been confident for many years about the quality of care being delivered at Centerville Clinics,” he said.  “Over the past several years we have had the opportunity of clarifying this by reporting on quality measures.

“It is true that, in today’s medical climate, it gets more and more difficult to deliver quality care.  We continue to advance our current quality.  Our Quality Improvement department works diligently to assist providers to make sure that the same quality care is delivered to all patients.”

He added, “As an administrative staff, we continue to develop strategies to improve the care of our patients.  As a provider, delivering quality care to my patients is very important and I am thankful for the support and resources made available by Centerville Clinics.”