Centerville Clinics, with more than 40,000 patients in Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties earned a perfect score from the Health Resources and Services Administration following an extensive formal review that focused on 93 measures of performance. A perfect score on a HRSA audit is rare.
Centerville Clinics is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) administered by HRSA and is subject to an Operational Site Visit (OSV) once every three years. The extensive audit, which was done this year via virtual meetings because of COVID-19, focuses on clinical care, finance, and administration.
The audit team, composed of leading experts in the areas being examined, met with numerous healthcare providers, administrators, and board members from Centerville Clinics. When the results were announced, Cheri L. Rinehart, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers, praised the Clinics. She said, “The results validate the great work Centerville Clinics is doing to ensure access to quality, affordable health care during the pandemic and always.”
The HRSA audit shows that Centerville Clinics meets or exceeds state and national benchmarks in most of the Quality of Care categories. Statistics also show that Centerville Clinics provides high quality medical and dental care at lower costs than the state and national averages. Rinehart added, “The survey results speak volumes about the Centerville leadership and team.” Barry Niccolai, executive director at the Clinics, called the perfect score “a reflection of the dedication and hard work of our entire team.”
He said, “The HRSA audit recognizes the commitment of everyone at Centerville Clinics to fulfilling our mission of providing high quality, compassionate healthcare to the entire community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Federally Qualified Health Centers provide services based on a sliding-fee scale and typically are in medically underserved areas. Eighty percent of patients at Centerville Clinics are medically underinsured or are on Medicare and Medicaid.
Centerville Clinics has 12 medical clinics or offices, 5 dental offices and 10 behavioral health sites. The Clinics provide serves regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.